SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Brock Stull and Brett Prahl combined to score 21 points and Milwaukee cruised past cold-shooting UC Irvine 54-37 at the Pentagon Showcase at the University of South Dakota Saturday.
The game was the second of three tournament games in three days.
The Anteaters managed just 18 first-half points on 5 of 19 shooting from the field, including 1 of 5 from beyond the arc.
Milwaukee opened the game on a 9-2 run and surged to a 29-18 lead at intermission after an August Haas 3-pointer with 1:21 left in the half. The Panthers led by as many as 25 points after Prahl tipped in a miss by Jeremy Johnson with 4:23 left in the game.
Stull hit 3 of 6 from distance and finished with 11 points to lead Milwaukee (2-3). Prahl added 10 points.
Jonathan Galloway and Eyassu Worku each finished with eight points for UC Irvine (3-3).