Youngstown State vs. Milwaukee – Game Preview – February 5, 2022

The Milwaukee Panthers (8-11, 7-5 Horizon) host the Youngstown State Penguins (17-4, 14-0 Horizon) after Megan Walstad’s 23-point outing in the Panthers’ 68-48 win over Robert Morris . The game will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

Walstad’s 23 points led Milwaukee to a 68-48 win over Robert Morris on Thursday in the team’s final action.

Youngstown State was beaten by Green Bay 70-69 in overtime in the team’s final action Thursday. Lilly Ritz’s team-high 19 points weren’t enough in the loss.

Milwaukee Team Stats

Milwaukee enters the game averaging 60 points per game on the season, three more than the 57 Youngstown State gives up per game. The Panthers are 6-1 in games when scoring at least 57 points.

The Panthers made 79.7% of their free throws as a team, the second-best mark on the Horizon and sixth-best in the nation. Walstad knocks down 2.7 free throws per game to lead Milwaukee while connecting on 89% of his attempts on the line.

Youngstown State Team Stats

The Penguins are averaging more points per game, 65.5, than the 60.4 Milwaukee is giving up. When Youngstown State hits the 60-point mark, it’s 11-2 on the year.

The Penguins made 70.8 percent of their free throws as a team, eighth-best on the Horizon. Malia Magestro is making 2.5 free throws per game to lead Youngstown State while connecting on 79% of her attempts on the line.

Milwaukee players to watch

Walstad leads Milwaukee in scoring and rebounding with 14.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Sydney Staver is adding 8.9 points for the Panthers and Miquela Santoro is averaging 8.2 points per game.

Milwaukee’s three-point offense is led by Staver, who averages 1.3 three-pointers per game while shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc.

Player stats reflect 18 of 18 games this season.

Youngstown State players to watch

Ritz is averaging 17.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, leading Youngstown State in both scoring and rebounding. The Penguins also get 10.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists from Chelsea Olson, while Magestro adds 10.1 points per game.

Magestro is making the most threes per game for Youngstown State, shooting 40% from beyond the arc while knocking down 1.9 three-pointers per game.

Player stats reflect 20 of the 20 games this season.

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