Kyle Bauman scored 17 points in 26 minutes as the Winona State Warriors beat UW-Eau Claire 70-65 in a exhibition basketball game Monday night.
Winona State went on a early 9-0 run thanks to three 3-pointers in the opening two minutes at Talbot Gymnasium. The Warriors finished the game with nine triples.
The Blugolds fought back to lead 62-60 with 5:23 remaining, but Winona made seven free throws down the stretch to win.
The Warriors will host UW-Stout on Saturday to begin the regular season.