Milwaukee beats Lipsomb 71-65, starts the season 2-0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Four Panthers each scored 12 points and Milwaukee won its second straight at the Cable Car Classic with a 71-65 victory over Lipscomb Saturday night.

Milwaukee knocked off Denver, 71-58, Friday night and plays host Santa Clara in the tourney finale Sunday. The Panthers' front-loaded schedule has them playing eight games in the first 13 days, seven of them on the road.

Matt Tiby, J.J. Panoske, Austin Arians and Jordan Johnson each scored 12 points as the Panthers shot 39.7 percent from the field (27 for 68), 9 of 33 (27.3 percent) from beyond the arc.

The Bisons needed two overtime periods to knock off Santa Clara Friday, but saw Saturday's game get away to start the second half when the Panthers opened on an 11-0 run after Lipscomb took a 41-37 lead at the half.

J.C. Hampton scored 14 points and Brett Wishon added 11 to lead Lipscomb.

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