Adam Fravert scored a career-high 37 points with eight rebounds and six assists to lead the UW-Oshkosh men's basketball team to a 93-76 victory over LaGrange College (Ga.) on Monday (Dec. 30) in Atlanta, Ga.
Fravert, who established his previous career scoring best of 30 points during UW-Oshkosh's 87-80 loss to nationally ranked Emory University (Ga.) on Sunday (Dec. 29), connected on 15 of 23 shots from the field and 2 of 4 free throws against LaGrange College. He also made five 3-point shots (10 attempts) against the Panthers while counting three blocked shots and one steal.
Fravert is the first Titan to score 30-plus points in consecutive contests since Tim Dworak did it in three straight games during the 2002-03 season.
UW-Oshkosh (6-5) also received 14 points and nine rebounds from Jack Flynn; nine points, seven rebounds and three assists from Eric Peterson; and nine points, four rebounds and three assists from Will Mahoney.
LaGrange College (2-8), a first-time opponent of UW-Oshkosh, was led by Blair Henry's 22 points off the bench. The Panthers also obtained 14 points and eight rebounds from Ronald Youngblood, 12 points and two assists from Julian Cameron and 11 points and seven rebounds from Lincoln Andersen.
LaGrange College led UW-Oshkosh for only 84 seconds in the game as it posted advantages of just 2-0, 4-3 and 6-5.
UW-Oshkosh took the lead for good at 7-6 on a Fravert jump shot. The Titans later scored 14 straight points to take a 23-8 lead with 10:51 remaining in the first half. The Panthers pulled to a 28-24 deficit before the Titans closed the opening period with a 16-9 scoring run.
UW-Oshkosh led by double figures for the final 21:51 of the game, including a 44-33 advantage at halftime. The Titans led 63-44 with 14:08 remaining in the contest and 85-61 with 4:04 left.
UW-Oshkosh shot 52.2 percent (35-67) from the field and 47.1 percent (8-17) from the free throw line. The defending NCAA Division III champion Titans made 15 of their 35 (42.9 percent) 3-point shots while posting advantages over the Panthers in rebounds (50-35), assists (20-5) and blocked shots (7-1).
La Grange College, which appeared in four straight NCAA postseason tournaments from 2014-17, shot a season-low 34.2 percent (27-79) from the field and 80 percent (16-20) from the free throw line. The Panthers converted just 6 of their 23 (26.1 percent) 3-point shots will earning advantages over the Titans in turnovers (8-16) and steals (8-6).
UW-Oshkosh will host unbeaten and nationally ranked UW-La Crosse in its WIAC opener on Saturday (Jan. 4) in Kolf Sports Center.