Men's Basketball

Team Information

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The men's basketball team plays scheduled games in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference from November to February of each year. The state tournament is played during the month of February in the Wisconsin Dells. The team competes against the other UW Colleges campuses as well as several non-conference teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The season begins in mid-October. Practices are typically held in the afternoons and evenings on Mondays-Fridays, depending on team members’ schedules. There are sporadic practices and games scheduled over winter break. Games are usually held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and some games require overnight travel. Student-athletes are given meal money for road trips and accommodations and travel are provided.

Student-athletes are required to sign a Code of Conduct, to maintain satisfactory academic progress which is regularly monitored, and to represent the University in a positive manner.

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Recruiting Information

If you'd like to be recruited, or want more information about our program, please email Coach Ben or

Team Statistics

For information about the team, including rosters, game schedule, player stats and team stats and standings, please visit the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Website.

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Team Schedule 

2016-2017 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date & Time Opponent
Tuesday, 1/10
7:00 p.m.
@ UW-Superior
Saturday, 1/14
@ UW-Stout
Monday, 1/16
6:00 p.m.
vs. UW-Manitowoc
Friday, 1/20
6:00 p.m.
@ UW-Sheboygan
Saturday, 1/21
3:00 p.m.
@ UW-Fox Valley
Wednesday, 1/25
7:00 p.m.
vs. UW-Marathon County
Saturday, 1/28
3:00 p.m.
vs. UW-Richland
Tuesday, 1/31
7:00 p.m.
vs. UW-Superior
Saturday, 2/4
1:00 p.m.
vs. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

Wednesday, 2/8
6:00 p.m.

@ UW-Marshfield/Wood County
Friday, 2/10
5:30 p.m.
vs. Fox Valley Technical College

Saturday, 2/11
1:00 p.m.

vs. UW-Rock County

Wednesday, 2/15
6:00 p.m.
@ UW-Baraboo

2016-2017 Roster

Number Name Height Home Town
1 Wyatt Scultz 6'7" Elmwood/Plum City
4 Richard Stewart 6'4" Menomonee
10 Brett Prince 5'10" Colfax
11 Austin Niemcewicz 6'4" Chetek/Weyerhauser
12 Abe Skaw 5'10" Bloomer
23 Hunter Schoengarth 6'2" Elmwood/Plum City
24 Cody Baldry 6'3" New Auburn
25 Dalton Ystebo 6'3" Altoona
44 Brady Hetke 6'2" Bloomer


Athletic Director: Christopher Jones

Head Basketball Coach: Ben Melland

Assistants: Paul Ihrcke

Coach Ben Melland

Ben Melland enters his first season as head men’s basketball coach for the UWBC Chargers. Coach Melland has an extensive background coaching within the high school, division III and division I college ranks.

He finished up this past year as an assistant coach for the UWEC Blugold men’s basketball team. He provided head coach Matt Siverling with on-court instruction in practice and games. The Blugolds finished with a record of 18-8.

Prior to that Coach Melland was an assistant men’s basketball Coach at Stephen F. Austin University where, in his one season (2003), they set a school record in wins (21). His major responsibilities were on-court instruction, scouting, over-seeing of academics, film exchange, and summer camp director.

Before that he was a graduate assistant, to head men’s basketball coach John Calipari, at the University of Memphis (where they won the NIT Championship in 2002). Working for one of the best coaches in the country, in John Calipari, Coach Melland was exposed to some great basketball knowledge over his two years. While at Memphis, he was given many responsibilities including scouting, film exchange, day-to-day basketball operations, organizing and working summer camps and coaching individual player workouts including 3 future NBA players.

Previous to Memphis, Coach Melland was an assistant coach at division III Wisconsin-Stout for three years (1997-2000). While at Stout he was involved with recruiting, assisting in on-court instruction, handling academic reports, scouting, constructing preseason, in-season, and postseason strength and conditioning programs, film exchange/editing, working summer camps, fund-raising, and other related activities.

Coach Melland started his coaching career an assistant coach at Eau Claire North High School, working under Pat Hammond, for three years (1994-1997).

Coach Melland graduated from UW-Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education. He also holds an Associate’s Degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Computer Information Systems.

He is currently a Web Designer for Donnelley Financial Solutions out of Chicago.

He and his wife, Cami, reside in Eau Claire.

Past Seasons' Results

2014-2015 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2013-2014 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2012-2013 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2011-2012 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2010-2011 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2009-2010 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2008-2009 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2007-2008 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2006-2007 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2005-2006 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2004-2005 Charger Men's Basketball Scores

2003-2004 Charger Men's Basketball Scores