MADISON, WI (WSAU) – The No. 4 UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team shot 73.8 percent from the field and held Edgewood to 27.2 percent shooting in a 80-45 non-conference win on Monday night at the Todd Wehr Edgedome.
UW-Stevens Point (2-0) missed just 11 shots from the field on a 31-for-42 shooting night. The Pointers also held a 50-16 advantage on the Eagles (0-1) in points in the paint. Meanwhile, the UWSP defense gave up just 15 field goals and forced 11 Edgewood turnovers.
The Eagles stayed with the Pointers for the first ten-plus minutes of the game. Edgewood led 16-14 at the 9:47 mark of the opening half before UW-Stevens Point went on a 26-6 run to lead 40-22 at the break.
The run late in the first half included a 15-1 spurt in the final four minutes, spurred by Trevor Hass. After a quiet start to the game following a 33-point performance against Lawrence, Hass scored 11 of UWSP's final 15 points in the first half.
UW-Stevens Point shot 16-for-21 (76.2 percent) in the opening half. Hass had 16 points in 16 first-half minutes and made six of his seven shots from the field, including three three-pointers. The Pointers stretched the lead to as many as 36 in the second half. UWSP committed just eight turnovers in the game and 12 different players scored in the win.
Hass led UW-Stevens Point with 18 points in the game. Tyler Tillema scored 14 points and had five of his game-high six assists in the first half. Joe Ritchay added 10 points, while Sean McGann contributed eight off the bench.