YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Akeem Springs made 14 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and finished with a career-high 33 points to help Milwaukee beat Youngstown State 81-65 Thursday night.
Austin Arians scored 14 and JayQuan McCloud added 13 points for Milwaukee (11-5, 2-1 Horizon League). Matt Tiby had 11 rebounds and a career-high nine assists. Jordan Johnson, who came in ranked second nationally in assists per game (7.9), had 10.
Youngstown State (6-10, 1-2) took a 5-0 lead but Springs and Arians hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Panthers took the lead for good just more than two minutes in.
Springs scored nine in a row and Arians hit a 3 to cap a 12-0 run that pushed the lead to 31-16 with six minutes left in the first half.
The Penguins trailed by double figures the rest of the way.