The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers are coached by Rob Jeter who worked under Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan for 10 years as an assistant coach. Jeter's collegiate basketball life started at UW-Platteville, where he played for Ryan from 1987-91 . The Panthers were the Horizon League champions. It was last year the Panthers made a nice run with Bruce Pearl as coach which helped him land the coaching job at Tennessee.
Boo Davis of Panthers has this to say: "I don't like being called Cinderella any more. It makes me mad. They can call us Cinderella if they want, and then we'll just come out and beat you."