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UW-L men lose at the buzzer

UW-L men lose at the buzzer

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KENOSHA, Wis. – Down six with less than a minute to go, things looked bleak for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team.

But back-to-back turnovers by Aurora helped fuel a comeback capped off by a Ryan Kruser 3-pointer to tie it with 21 seconds remaining.

UW-L senior Skylar Cameron had a career-high 21 points vs. Aurora.Aurora milked the clock down to 3 seconds when Gavin Walker – who had both turnovers – missed a layup. Kyle Pilmer was right there, however, for the putback at the buzzer to give the Spartans a 70-68 win at Cartage College Classic on Friday.

The Eagles play Carthage at 4 p.m. today.

Senior Skylar Cameron had a career high 23 points, including 5 of 12 from beyond the arc, to go with eight rebounds in leading the Eagles (1-1), who trailed by as many as 15 in the second half.

UW-L was only down 32-27 at halftime, before falling behind. Down 64-52 with 4:45 to go, the Eagles went on a 16-4 run, capped off by that Kruser 3-pointer.

UW-L shot just 37.1 percent, but Aurora (2-0) wasn’t much better at 41.8, including an abysmal 3-for-17 from beyond the arc.

That’s all that was needed, however, in a two-point game. 

Cale Zuiker scored 19 on 7-of-16 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds. Teammate Kenny Finco added 11 off the bench for La Crosse.

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