Milwaukee, Wis. -- Junior Matt Donlan scored a team-high 13 points but the Youngstown State men's basketball team dropped an 87-51 decision to Milwaukee on Monday evening at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The Penguins fall to 10-19 overall and 5-11 in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 18-11 overall and 9-7 in the league.
Leading the Panthers was Matt Tiby with 19 points and Jordan Johnson with a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
For the game, the Penguins shot 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from the field, 13.6 percent (3-of-22) from 3-point range and were outrebounded, 50-30.
In the first half, neither team shot well from the field as the Penguins connected on 10-of-27 from the floor for 37 percent and the Panthers went 10-of-29 for a 34.5 percent clip. The Penguins also missed their first seven 3-pointers and made just two of 12 before halftime.
The Panthers, however, used a 23-15 rebounding advantage to score 10 second-chance points and went 15-for-19 from the free-throw line.
The game was tied at 9-9 after a Morse 3-pointer just under 13 minutes left. The Panthers went on a 16-4 run over the next six minutes to take a 25-13 lead.
The Panthers lead by 13, 35-22, before Latin Davis drained the Penguins' second 3-pointer of the game to get back within 10, 35-25, with 1:43 to go.
Santiago made three free throws down the stretch to get the Penguins within nine, 37-28 at halftime.
The Penguins host Wright State, Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7:45 p.m. and is part of a YSU women's and men's basketball doubleheader.