MILWAUKEE (AP) -Ricky Franklin scored 17 points and Anthony Hill 12 to lead Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 68-43 exhibition victory over the Milwaukee School of Engineering Wednesday night.
Franklin had 14 points in the second half. Avery Smith and Tone Boyle added eight points apiece for NCAA Division I Milwaukee, which struggled at times to pull away from its Division III opponent.
Smith, who sat out last season for unspecified disciplinary reasons, averaged 15.5 points two seasons ago.
MSOE, which was playing a Division I opponent for the first time, was led by Andy Voigt with 12 points and Austin Meier with 11. It was also the first meeting ever between the two Milwaukee schools.
The Raiders pulled within 40-35 in the second half on a pair of free throws by Voigt with 13:27 left. But the Panthers scored the next nine points to lead 49-35.
The Panthers led at halftime 33-23.
pointer. His basket ignited a 9-1 lead and the Panthers never trailed. The closest the Raiders got in the game was four points at 5-1 and 11-7 in the first half.
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