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NCAA Tournament 2014: Getting to know 15-Seed Milwaukee Panthers

A very quick primer...

Meet Pounce the Panther
Meet Pounce the Panther
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The University

Fact Stat
Name University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
FKA Milwaukee Normal School
FKA Milwaukee State Teachers College
FKA Milwaukee State College
Established 1885, 1956
Type Public
Endowment $192 million
Chancellor Michael Lovell
Academic staff 1623
Students 27,813
Undergraduates 23,031
Famous Alumni Satya Nadella, New Microsoft CEO
Golda Meir, Former Israeli Prime Minister
Alberto Fujimori, Former President of Peru

The Basketball Team

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Mascot Panthers
Conference Horizon
Record 21-13 (7-9)
Mascot Name Pounce
Former Mascot Green Gulls (1927-1956)
Former Former Mascot Cardinals (1956–1964)
Colors Black & Gold
NCAA Tournaments 4th
SOS 230
RPI 127
vs. RPI Top 50 0-1 (Wisconsin 78-52)
vs. RPI Top 100 2-4
Good Wins #56 Green Bay x2
Bad Losses

#315 Illinois-Chicago

#289 Loyola (IL)

How they got to the NCAAs Horizon Conference Tournament Champions as 5-Seed. Defeated 8th seed Detroit, 5th seed Valporaiso, 1 seed Green Bay, 3 seed Wright State

Leading Scorer: 5'10" Senior Jordan Aaron, 15ppg

Leading Rebounder: 6'8" Sophomore Matt Tiby, 6.6rpg

Leading Assister: 6'2" Junior Steve McWhorter, 4.0apg