UWSP knocks off 12th-ranked Hope, back home next week
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) men’s
basketball team went on the road and knocked off 12th-ranked HopeCollege
(Mich.) last weekend, and will play at home for only the second time this
season when it hosts Edgewood College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22.
Sophomore guard/forward Mark Nelson knocked down a jumper
with 1.1 seconds left to give the Pointers a 74-72 win at Hope (5-2) Saturday,
Dec. 10, while UWSP (4-3) followed with a 73-64 loss at defending NCAA Division
III National Champion St. Thomas (Minn.) (6-3) Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The Pointers will be back at Bennett Court at Quandt
Fieldhouse to take on Edgewood(2-5) Thursday, to start a stretch of four
consecutive games at home.
“This was another great opportunity for us to make a
statement, to earn respect and to earn a ranking,” said UWSP men’s basketball
head coach Bob Semling. “We understand that we’re a good basketball team, but
you’ve got to be able to win games like this, and you’ve got to be able to
demonstrate to the Regional rankers and the Top 25 voters that you’re good
enough to go out on the road and win these games.”
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