KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 12/12/19
Men’s College Basketball:
UW-La Crosse 54, Ripon College 53
Rutgers 72, Wisconsin 65
–Kobe King scored 18 points, Trevor Anderson added 11 for the Badgers in the loss to Rutgers on the road Wednesday night. Wisconsin rallied late in the first half to take a 33-32 halftime lead – but the Scarlet Knights outscored the Badgers 40-32 in the second half to pull out the win. The Badgers drop to 1-1 in the Big Ten, and 5-5 overall. They’re off until next Saturday (12/21) when they host UW-Milwaukee.
Illinois 71, #5 Michigan 62
Women’s College Basketball:
UW-Platteville 72, Ripon College 61
Milwaukee 127, New Orleans 112
–Eric Bledsoe scored 29 points, Khris Middleton added 24 to lead the Bucks past the Pelicans for their 16th straight win. The Bucks won without Giannis – who sat out Wednesday night with what the team said was “quad tendon soreness”. The Bucks try to make it 17 wins in a row Friday night on the road in Memphis
Chicago 136, Atlanta 102
Utah 127, Minnesota 116
Four Wisconsin Badgers made the 2019 Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team. Running back Jonathan Taylor, linebacker Zack Baun and center Tyler Biadasz were named first-team selections, and linebacker Chris Orr is on the second team. Taylor was a unanimous first-team pick and his 26 touchdowns led the F-B-S. Baun had a team-high 12-and-a-half sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick-six. Biadasz helped the U-W offense gain more than 31-hundred yards on the ground while allowing just 20 sacks. Orr led Wisconsin with 72 tackles, had 11-and-a-half sacks and forced two fumbles. The 10-and-3 Badgers face the 11-and-2 Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl.
The Milwaukee Brewers are considering a deal which would bring first baseman-outfielder Eric Thames back for 2020. The Brewers bought out his option for a million dollars last month, but now they’re short of options to play first. Veteran outfielder Ryan Braun could do it, but manager Craig Counsell has said the defensively-challenged slugger wouldn’t be the starter next season. In a mostly-part time role last season, Thames hit .247 with 25 home runs and 61 runs batted in. He is currently a free agent.