UW-La Crosse men's basketball is no longer sharing first place in the WIAC and they hope to keep it that way the rest of the season.
The Eagles win over UW-Stout last night coupled with a loss by UW-River Falls means UW-L sits alone in first place.
Things did not come easy against the Blue Devils. UW-L trailed by six at the half to a team that was win less in conference play. But a 14-1 blitz to start the second half, which ballooned to a 24-5 run, turned the game around for the Eagles.
With five games to go, they are now the hunted.
"We have great team chemistry. We all believe in each other. That's key when you think about a team sport like basketball. You have to believe in each other and do your job. Guys aren't trying to do too much. They're just doing what's called upon them. As long as we keep doing that we'll be successful," said senior guard Jared Staege.
"We're still talking about one game at a time, one day at a time. We have practice tomorrow. We need to make that the best practice of the year. That's what the goal is at this point. Just keep getting better and if you can do that you have a chance to be in a good position at the end," said head coach Ken Koelbl.
The Eagles are now 7-2 in conference play and travel to Whitewater Saturday.