Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/1/12
Tenacious defense has been the calling card of the UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team all season. Lately, the Panthers have been shooting the threepointer as well as any team in college basketball , too. It's a combination that's hard to beat. Just ask Illinois-Chicago, which got run over in a firstround Horizon League tournament game at the Klotsche Center on Tuesday night. The Panthers (20-12) held the Flames to 14 points on 22.2% shooting in the first half, made 11 of 25 three-point shots in the game and cruised to a 68-55 victory. The Flames (8-22) scored the first two points, which might have been their biggest highlight of the night. Milwaukee then went on a 34-4 run highlighted by 3 threepoint plays by senior guard Ryan Allen and 7 three-pointers. The 6-foot-3 Allen added an exclamation mark with a monster two-handed dunk on a breakaway. "It's a great feeling," said junior forward James Haarsma. "It's what you work for every day, is to get on runs like that and get sto...
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