The Milwaukee Panthers are 3-0 in the Horizon League conference and have an overall record of 10-4. With four quality losses to Michigan State, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin and Marquette. The Panthers are set up for a big run in the Horizon League as long as they can play well and beat Butler in Indianapolis today.
The Panthers have been playing well against some quality opponents, but they have struggled to make free throws and consistanly hit their three point shots. Evan Richards could be their answer today against Butler, with Ja'Rob McCallum out with a wrist injury. Ja'Rob McCallum, when healty, is one of the Panthers top scorers and three point shooters. The Panthers also need to start making free throws, which has been a major weakness for this team. The Panthers have been currently shooting only about 60% from the line, which has cost them in close games.
Today, the Panthers are a 3.5 point underdog on the road against Butler. They look to continue their great defense, but also improve on the offensive side of the ball. If the Panthers do win this game against Butler, it could lead to a big run in the Horizon League, with six out of eight conference games at the raucous U.S. Cell.