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Sports - Friday, March 21st, 2014

21-Mar-2014

The Wisconsin Badgers shook off a sluggish start to blow out American 75-35 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Round 2 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  American jumped out to a 17-10 lead midway through the first half before the Badgers exploded to take a 32-22 lead at the half.  UW outscored the Eagles 43-13 to earn the blowout win.  Traevon Jackson had 18 and Ben Brust scored 17 in the win.  The Badgers will play Oregon on the 3rd Round on Saturday.right around 7pm.  Texas and Michigan will tip at 4:15pm in Milwaukee.

 

Milwaukee’s season came to an end in Buffalo, falling to #2 seed Villanova 73-53. 

 

As always the round of 64 had their share of bracket busing upsets.  #11 Dayton took down #6 Ohio State 60-59 in the South Region.  Also in the South. #9 seed Pittsburgh blew out #8 Colorado 77-48.  In the East #12 seed Harvard took down #5 Cincinnati 61-57.  In the West #12 North Dakota State beat #5 Oklahoma 80-75 in overtime.  

 

You can hear the NCAA Tournament tonight on KFIZ beginning at 5:30pm.

 

Defending champion Algoma knocked the St. Mary’s Springs girls out of the WIAA Division Four Tournament with a 42-37 overtime win at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Thursday night.  The Ledger fell behind by 9 early in the 1st quarter but turned it around to lead by as many as 4 in the 3rd quarter and led by one at 37-36 with 6:03 left in the 4th quarter.  Algoma changed to a zone defense and Springs did not score the rest of regulation or OT.  Algoma outscored Springs 5-0 in the OT to pick up the win. Kelly Schrauth led Springs with 17 points and 13 rebounds.  Melanie Schneider added nine points as SMSA’s season ends at 23-4.  Algoma will play Cuba City on Saturday afternoon for the state title.

 

Click here to listen to the KFIZ Radio broadcast of the game.

 

Click here to listen to postgame comments from head coach Mitch Redig

 

Click here to view the box score from the game.

 

Division Five Semfinals

Assumption 61 Heritage Christian 41

Barnaveld 71 Owen-Withee 53

Division Four Semifinals

Algoma 42 SMSA 37 – OT

Cuba City 42 Regis 39

 

 

Golden State beat the Bucks 115-110 last night in Oakland.  Brandon Knight led 7 Bucks in double figures with 17.  Steph Curry had 31 for the Warriors.  Milwaukee may have lost Nate Wolters for the season with a broken hand.

 

The Brewers edged the Rockies 4-3 in Cactus League play on Thursday. Caleb Gindl went 2x4 with 2 RBI in the win.  The Brewers play Texas today.

 

Adam Scott fired a 10-under par 62 to take a 3 shot lead after one round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.  Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick sit at -7. 

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