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Wis.-Milwaukee 62, W. Illinois 57

November 23, 1997

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Tim Gittens scored all 13 of his points in the second half and Pat McCabe had 11 Saturday night to lead Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 62-57 victory over Western Illinois.

A pair of free throws by Damion Ninkovic completed a 10-point run and put Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1-1) ahead to stay at 42-34 with 10:41 left.

The Panthers had trailed by three, 23-20, at halftime.

The Leathernecks outscored the Panthers 10-2 to take a 16-9 lead on Brad Froman’s layup in the first half. But with Pat McCabe scoring five points, the Panthers rallied to pull within 22-20 on a basket by Larry Treadwell with 3:35 left in the first half.

The Leathernecks (0-2) were led by Shawn Doles with 13 points and Brandon Creason with 11.

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