UW-La Crosse Sets School Record in Win over MacMurray

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St. Louis, Mo. - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men's basketball team earned a 95-50 victory over MacMurray College (Ill.) Saturday afternoon in the Webster Classic in Grant Gymnasium.  The Eagles, receiving votes on the D3hoops.com Preseason Top-25 Poll, improve to 4-0 on the season while the Highlanders drop to 0-6.

In the first ever meeting between the two teams, UWL never trailed Saturday.  The Eagles raced out to a 9-0 lead, going four-of-five from the field.  UWL led 13-4 with 16:21 remaining in the first half when it used a 15-2 run to lead 28-6 with 13:15 left on a Tnner Bruchs' three-point field goal.  MacMurray (Ill.) cut the deficit to 44-27 with 4:09 left, but UWL scored the next eight points to lead 52-27.  UWL led 52-28 at halftime.

The Highlanders could get no closer than 22 points in the second half as the Eagles led by as many as 49.

UWL shot a season-high 57.1% (36-of-63) from the field Saturday, including a season-high 54.1% (20-of-37) from three-point range.  The Eagles shot 60.0% (three-of-five) at the free throw line.

UWL's 20 three-point field goals made set a single-game school record, breaking the mark of 19 set versus UW-Stout December 8, 2010.  The Eagles' 37 three-point attempts are second in school history.  UWL had a school record 40 attempts against UW-Stout December 8, 2010.

Ben Meinholz led four players in double figures with 18 points, going seven-of-eight from the field, including four-of-four from three-point range. He also finished with five rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals.  Zach Schradle had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists while Milton Cummings finished with 12 points and Sam Skoyen 11.

UWL improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2012-13.

MacMurray (Ill.) shot 29.0% from the field, including 33.3% (five-of-15) from three-point range, and 50.0% (nine-of-18) at the line.  Brent Long led the Highlanders with 10 points.

UWL returns to action Monday, November 28 at Luther College (Iowa) at 8 p.m.