KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 1/9/20
Men’s College Basketball:
Ripon College 85, Lawrence University 64
UW-Platteville 74, UW-Oshkosh 70
UW-Stevens Point 68, UW-Whitewater 54
UW-La Crosse 80, UW-River Falls 72
UW-Stout 80, UW-Eau Claire 79
Illinois 71, Wisconsin 70
–Kobe King scored 21 points, Micah Potter added 13, but it was the Illini who came in to the Kohl Center and won over the Badgers on their home court Wednesday night. Illinois outscored Wisconsin 43-36 in the second half, taking the lead for good with 1:32 left in the game thanks to a 5-0 run sparked by Ayo Dosunmu. The Badgers drop to 2-2 in Big Ten play and 9-6 overall, they travel to Penn State on Saturday.
Indiana 66, Northwestern 62
Women’s College Basketball:
Wisconsin Lutheran 83, Marian 49
–Claire Levendoski scored 11 points to lead the Sabres in the loss.
Ripon College 72, Lawrence University 56
UW-Oshkosh 63, UW-Platteville 45
UW-Whitewater 67, UW-Stevens Point 49
UW-La Crosse 87, UW-River Falls 55
UW-Eau Claire 64, UW-Stout 59
Milwaukee 107, Golden State 98
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Bucks held off the Warriors on the road Wednesday night. Milwaukee plays at Sacramento Friday night.
New Orleans 123, Chicago 108
The nation’s top center is leaving the University of Wisconsin for the National Football League. Tyler Biadasz announced Wednesday that he’s entering the N-F-L Draft. The Amherst, Wisconsin native was the Badgers first-ever winner of the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the N-C-A-A’s most outstanding center. U-W teammates Jonathan Taylor and Quintez Cephus also declared for the N-F-L Draft. Biadasz said on social media, “Thank you Wisconsin for all the great memories and letting me fulfill my lifelong dream of being a Badger. I look forward to competing at the highest level. The NFL has always been my biggest dream and I can’t thank enough all the people that helped me along the way. #GodisGood”
Craig Counsell will continue to manage the Milwaukee Brewers through at least the 2023 season. Brewers G-M and president David Stearns signed Counsell to a three-year contract extension Wednesday. Forty-nine-year-old Counsell was entering the final year of his previous contract. The Crew has a 405-381 regular season record under Counsell and went 11-5 in the postseason. He also led Milwaukee to back-to-back playoff appearances for the second time in franchise history. The Brewers lost the National League wild card game to the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals in 2019. Counsell is a graduate of Whitefish Bay High School.
UW-Stevens Point 9, Marian 1