WIAC Basketball Update: Games on February 8

After some upsets on Saturday, the WIAC sends its top teams on the road for the most part in action on Wednesday night. There are several clinching scenarios, and we could know the six-team men's basketball WIAC Tournament field with three games to play by the end of the night.

Men's Basketball

Weekly Release

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WIAC Standings

WIAC Schedule / Links

Saturday, February 4 Results

Oshkosh 65, #4 River Falls 60

#21 Whitewater 83, Stout 48

Stevens Point 61, #25 Eau Claire 54

La Crosse 91, Platteville 86

WIAC Tournament Seeding Update

As of today, the WIAC Tournament would be (1) *River Falls 9-1, (2) *Whitewater 7-3, (3) *Oshkosh 6-4, (4) Eau Claire 5-5, (5) Stout 4-6, (6) La Crosse 3-7. (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. (* indicates a team has clinched a Tournament spot).

-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.

Stevens Point, Eau Claire tied at 5-5

-Eau Claire gets the fourth seed because Stevens Point is under a postseason ban, but for education's sake: First tiebreaker is head-to-head. Stevens Point is 2-0 against Eau Claire, so if Point were eligible for the playoffs, they'd be fourth (pushing the other WIAC teams down one spot).

Women's Basketball

Weekly Release

D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll

WIAC Standings

WIAC Schedule / Links

Saturday, February 4 Results

#16 Oshkosh 73, River Falls 53

Stout 70, #19 Whitewater 50

#RV Stevens Point 63, Eau Claire 60

La Crosse 74, Platteville 60

WIAC Tournament Seeding Update

As of today, the WIAC Tournament would be (1) *Oshkosh 9-1, (2) *Whitewater 8-2, (3) Stevens Point 6-4, (4) *La Crosse 6-4, (5) Eau Claire 5-5, (6) Stout 3-7. (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. (* indicates a team has clinched a Tournament spot).

Stevens Point La Crosse tied at 6-4

-The first tiebreaker is head-to-head. Stevens Point is 1-0 against La Crosse, so Stevens Point gets the third seed while La Crosse slots in fourth. The second meeting is in the season finale, 2/18.

Men's Basketball at Stevens Point (7pm): #18 Whitewater (18-3, 7-3) will look to take another step towards clinching a home WIAC Tournament date--and possibly a bye--with a win over Stevens Point (11-9, 5-5), as the Pointers have four games to play in their season. Whitewater won the first game by 6.

Women's Basketball at Whitewater (7pm): #24 Whitewater (18-3, 8-2) suffered from the flu in their loss to Stout, which on paper seemed surprising but in reality the Warhawks were without their top player. They'll need to be ready to take on #RV Stevens Point (14-7, 6-4), as the Pointers can clinch a WIAC Tournament spot with a win and draw within a game of second place with three to play. UWSP won the first game by 13.

Men's Basketball at Oshkosh (7pm): Oshkosh (13-8, 6-4) has ascended to third place in the WIAC, stopping River Falls' 17-game winning streak on Saturday. They'll look to hold off La Crosse (11-10, 3-7), as the Eagles are able to clinch a WIAC Tournament spot with a win and a Platteville loss. Oshkosh won the first contest by 6.

Women's Basketball at La Crosse (7pm): #14 Oshkosh (19-2, 9-1) still has a big contest against Whitewater looming a week from today, but in the meantime they need to keep their foot on the gas. With Whitewater's loss to Stout, the Titans are alone in first place. La Crosse (12-9, 6-4) has quietly placed itself in the conference's top four and already clinched a WIAC Tournament spot. The Titans slugged out a 51-49 overtime win in January.

Men's Basketball at Stout (7pm): #7 River Falls (19-2, 9-1) saw its 17-game winning streak snapped, and look to possibly set up a conference-clinching scenario Saturday with a win over Stout (13-8, 4-6). The Blue Devils have struggled in conference play as of late, losing five of their previous six including Saturday's blowout loss to Whitewater. River Falls won the game in January by 12. Stout clinches a WIAC Tournament spot with a Platteville loss, but a win over River Falls would also do the trick.

Women's Basketball at River Falls (7pm): Stout (7-14, 3-7) took advantage of Whitewater suffering from the flu and missing their top player to score their first win over the Warhawks since 2009, and now turn their attention towards revenge on River Falls (6-15, 1-9). The Falcons got their lone conference win over Stout in the prior meeting, and a win tonight would put them one game out of a WIAC Tournament spot with three games to go.

You can listen to the women's game tonight on WMEQ in Menomonie on iHeartRadio

Men's Basketball at Platteville (7pm): #RV Eau Claire (15-6, 5-5) has played up-and-down all throughout conference play, going 1-1 each week so far. They'll play the two worst teams by record in the league this week, and the two best teams in the league by record next week. Platteville (8-13, 1-9) can mess up plenty of clinching scenarios with a win tonight, but if they lose, they are eliminated from making it to the WIAC Tournament if La Crosse also wins. Eau Claire won the first game by 25.

Women's Basketball at Eau Claire (7pm): Just a game out of third place, Eau Claire (11-10, 5-5) will try to clinch a WIAC Tournament spot with a victory over Platteville (6-15, 2-8), whose postseason plans took a hit when Stout upset Whitewater. Eau Claire won the first game.

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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