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    Wildcats Cruise Past UW-Milwaukee

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Evan Eschmeyer notched his<br>third double-double in<br>win over UW-Milwaukee.
    Evan Eschmeyer notched his
    third double-double in
    win over UW-Milwaukee.

    December 14, 1998

    Box Score

    EVANSTON, Ill. - All-American candidate Evan Eschmeyer notched his third double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds as Northwestern won its fifth straight game, defeating UW-Milwaukee, 80-44, at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Monday night.

    It is the third time this season Eschmeyer has scored 20 or more points in a game. Sophomore guard Sean Wink and freshman guard David Newman each had 13 points for NU while the Wildcat defense held every UWM player in single-digit scoring. Chad Angeli and Cyrus Caldwell had nine points apiece for the Panthers.

    Northwestern held UW-Milwaukee to just four points over the game's first 12 minutes, as NU led 23-4. with 8:26 left in the period. The Wildcats took a 40-20 lead into halftime. The final margin of victory, 36 points, marked NU's biggest lead of the game. Overall, Northwestern made nine three-pointers and forced 16 Panther turnovers.

    The Cats, will play their first road game of the season this Sat., Dec. 19, at Seton Hall. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. CST. NU returns home to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Dec. 23 to face Boston College at 7 p.m.