A big Saturday is on tap for the league in basketball, with big games between Whitewater and Stout, River Falls and Oshkosh, and Eau Claire and Stevens Point highlighting the schedule.
Wednesday, January 18 Results
#5 River Falls 91, La Crosse 76
#12 Eau Claire 80, Stout 62
#25 Whitewater 73, Oshkosh 67
Platteville 76, Stevens Point 71
Wednesday, January 18 Results
#20 Whitewater 55, #10 Oshkosh 50
Platteville 67, Stevens Point 63
La Crosse 57, River Falls 44
Eau Claire 74, Stout 68
Games For Saturday, January 21
Men's Basketball at Oshkosh (7pm): #5 River Falls (15-1, 5-0) has won 13 games in a row, and will face Oshkosh (10-6, 3-2), currently tied for second place with two other teams. Oshkosh is 3-0 on the road but 0-2 at home in conference games.
Women's Basketball at River Falls (3pm): #10 Oshkosh (14-2, 4-1) has had two seven-game win streaks this season snapped by one-loss Top 25 teams, #15 DePauw (Ind.) and #20 Whitewater. They'll look to start another one against River Falls (5-11, 0-5), as the Falcons are streaking in the opposite direction (eight straight losses).
Men's Basketball at Stout (3pm): #25 Whitewater (13-3, 2-3) got back on track with a win over Oshkosh on Wednesday, but the Warhawks are tied for fifth place in the conference. Stout (12-4, 3-2) lost an emotional rivalry game with Eau Claire on Wednesday, but can bounce back with a win Saturday.
Women's Basketball at Whitewater (3pm): #20 Whitewater (15-1, 5-0) took early control of the WIAC with a big win over #10 Oshkosh on Wednesday, but can't overlook a pesky Stout (5-11, 1-4) team that can score in bursts.
You can hear the women's basketball game on iHeartRadio from WMEQ in Menomonie/Eau Claire:
Men's Basketball at Stevens Point (7pm): #12 Eau Claire (13-3, 3-2) has had a bit of an up-and-down ride in the WIAC so far, but took down a good Stout team, which was receiving votes in last week's D3Hoops.com poll, this week to stay tied for second in the conference. Stevens Point (8-7, 2-3) is playing through well-documented adversity, but that hasn't stopped the Pointers from being competitive in their games in the league so far.
Women's Basketball at Eau Claire (5pm): Eau Claire (8-8, 2-3) held serve in its rivalry clash with Stout on Wednesday, helping them stay a game up in the standings for a WIAC Tournament berth. Stevens Point (11-5, 3-2) dropped a contest, somewhat surprisingly, to a young Platteville team this week, which opened up the race for a home WIAC Tournament game.
Men's Basketball at Platteville (7pm): Platteville (8-8, 1-4) picked up its first conference win of the season on Wednesday, which moved the WIAC back to the status of not having a team with a losing record on the men's side. La Crosse (9-7, 1-4) has now dropped four straight after upsetting #25 Whitewater on the road to start conference play.
Women's Basketball at La Crosse (3pm): La Crosse (9-7, 3-2) has quietly racked up three straight wins, putting the Eagles in the top half of the conference at this juncture. They'll take on a young, improving Platteville squad (6-10, 2-3) that just picked up a huge road win at Stevens Point.