WIAC Basketball Update: Games on January 25

Wednesday night's results will mark the halfway point of the conference season--and just seven more games to go. Five men's teams are tied for second, so every game will help shake up the WIAC pecking order. More:

Men's Basketball

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D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll

WIAC Standings

WIAC Schedule / Links

Saturday, January 21 Results

#5 River Falls 79, Oshkosh 57

Stevens Point 89, #12 Eau Claire 69

#25 Whitewater 65, Stout 51

La Crosse 77, Platteville 66

WIAC Tournament Seeding Update

As of today, the WIAC Tournament would be (1) River Falls, (2) Whitewater, (3) Oshkosh, (4) Eau Claire, (5) Stout, (6) La Crosse. (6) plays at (3) and (5) plays at (4) in the opening round, with the highest seed remaining playing at (2) and the lowest seed remaining playing at (1) in the semifinals. The highest seed hosts the WIAC Championship for an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

*In Men's Basketball, Stevens Point is under a postseason ban, so they won't participate in the WIAC Tournament. However, their season results do count in tie-breaking scenarios.

-Whitewater, Stevens Point, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Stout all tied at 3-3

-First tiebreaker is head-to-head among all tied teams. Whitewater and Stevens Point 2-1, Oshkosh and Eau Claire 2-2, Stout 1-3.

-The tiebreaker between Whitewater and Stevens Point, as the teams have not played yet, falls to record against higher-seeded teams. Both teams lost to River Falls. It then goes to record against teams in order of seeding. The fourth through sixth seeds are tied at 3-3 and each team has a 2-1 record against them. The seventh seed is La Crosse, and since Stevens Point beat La Crosse while Whitewater did not, Stevens Point would be the higher seed...but remember, there is a postseason ban for the Pointers, so Whitewater would be the second seed instead.

-The tiebreaker between Oshkosh and Eau Claire is settled on head-to-head: Oshkosh beat Eau Claire. Oshkosh becomes the third seed, Eau Claire the fourth.

-Stout is 1-3 against the other 3-3 teams, so they are the fifth seed.

Women's Basketball

Weekly Release

D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll

WIAC Standings

WIAC Schedule / Links

Saturday, January 21 Results

#10 Oshkosh 65, River Falls 55

#20 Whitewater 74, Stout 63

La Crosse 71, Platteville 56

Eau Claire 56, Stevens Point 48

WIAC Tournament Seeding Update

As of today, the WIAC Tournament would be (1) Whitewater, (2) Oshkosh, (3) La Crosse, (4) Eau Claire, (5) Stevens Point, (6) Platteville. (6) plays at (3) and (5) plays at (4) in the opening round, with the highest seed remaining playing at (2) and the lowest seed remaining playing at (1) in the semifinals. The highest seed hosts the WIAC Championship for an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

-Eau Claire and Stevens Point are tied at 3-3.

-The first tiebreaker is head-to-head. Eau Claire is 1-0 against Stevens Point, so Eau Claire becomes the fourth seed and Stevens Point becomes the fifth seed.

Games for Wednesday, January 25

Men's Basketball at Whitewater (7pm): The winner of this game will be all alone in second place in the WIAC at the halfway point of the season. #24 Whitewater (14-3, 3-3) has a pair of victories since starting 1-3 in conference play. Stevens Point (9-7, 3-3) is playing well as of late despite their postseason ban, knocking off then-#12 Eau Claire on Saturday by 20 points.

Women's Basketball at Stevens Point (7pm): One of two top match-ups on the women's side of the conference, #17 Whitewater (16-1, 6-0) has won eight straight games, including wins over then-#10 Oshkosh and Stout last week. Stevens Point (11-6, 3-3) had a charge early in the season up the standings, but has now lost two straight.


Men's Basketball at La Crosse (7pm): La Crosse (10-7, 2-4) could go a long ways towards securing a WIAC Tournament spot with a win over one of the five teams tied at 3-3, while Oshkosh (10-7, 3-3) could ascend all the way to second pace with a victory and a Whitewater loss.

Women's Basketball at Oshkosh (7pm): #15 Oshkosh (15-2, 5-1) rebounded from their tough loss to Whitewater with a ten-point win over River Falls, and now faces a stiff challenge from La Crosse (10-7, 4-2), one spot behind the Titans in the WIAC standings. Second place is on the line in this game.


Men's Basketball at River Falls (7pm): Conference-leading #5 River Falls (16-1, 6-0), winners of 14 straight, will host rival Stout (12-5, 3-3). The Blue Devils lost to the other two ranked teams in the conference, Eau Claire and Whitewater, last week.

Women's Basketball at Stout (7pm): Both teams seek a win here to stay in the WIAC Tournament hunt, as Stout (5-12, 1-5) has dropped five straight WIAC contests and River Falls (5-12, 0-6) square off in what amounts to a big game for each school.

You can hear the men's game on WMEQ in Menomonie and Eau Claire, and on iHeartRadio, by clicking here.


Men's Basketball at Eau Claire (7pm): #17 Eau Claire (13-4, 3-3) finds themselves in a battle for a top spot in the conference, having won and lost a game each week in league play thus far. Platteville (8-9, 1-5) is just a game out of a WIAC Tournament spot, so any wins they can pick up will help get them back into the top six.

Women's Basketball at Platteville (7pm): Just one game separates Eau Claire (9-8, 3-3) and Platteville (6-11, 2-4) in the standings, as the teams are currently in fourth and sixth place respectively.


Jimmie Kaska

Jimmie Kaska

Jimmie Kaska covers high school and college sports for iHeartMedia in Wisconsin and the Midwest. His work is featured on The Big 1070-Madison, The Big 920-Milwaukee, and News/Talk WMEQ-Eau Claire. Read more

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