Dec. 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – UW-Washington County Wildcats defeated the defending WCC champion UW-Waukesha Cougars 78-76 in Waukesha Wednesday night.
In a game that featured several lead changes, the Wildcats game-winner came on a 3-pointer by J Broxton Thomas in the last minute of the game.
Great defense by both teams finished the final possessions of the game with the Wildcats holding on to defeat the Cougars, who had beaten the Wildcats in last season’s WCC championship game, and three times overall last season.
UW-Washington County (opened in 1968), has never won the men’s basketball state championship in almost 50 years of existence (might be the only team in the conference without a men’s basketball championship – unknown), i
UW-WC mens team is off to perhaps its best start in school history, with a 9-0 record and 7-0 in conference.
During all of those years, UW-Washington County has won 14 state championships in soccer, 8 in volleyball, 6 in women’s basketball, 4 in golf, 4 in men’s tennis, and 3 in women’s tennis, but 0 in mens basketball.
Eventually, some year that drought will end, but until it does, the UW-WC mens basketball players and coaches will maintain their underdog status, and success will definitely not run to anybody’s head – all anybody has to do is look at the blank mens basketball banner hanging on the west wall in the gym, and the reality balances the optimism.
The conference is extremely tough. Anybody can beat anybody, top to bottom, and many more close games will be highly contested for the rest of the season.
Next up for UW-Washington County is a 7:30 p.m. game Friday at Ripon College’s brand new $22 million Willmore Center against the Ripon College JV squad.