KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 12/14/17
Men’s College Basketball:
Wisconsin 81, Western Kentucky 80
–Brad Davison’s free throw with two seconds left proved to be the difference as Wisconsin held off Western Kentucky at the Kohl Center Wednesday night. Davison totaled 16 points in the game and went four of six at the charity stripe. Ethan Happ and Brevin Pritzl each had 17 points to lead Wisconsin in the win. Wisconsin shot 72 percent from the floor in the second half to counter an 81 percent mark from behind the three-point line for the Hilltoppers. The Badgers improve to 5-7, they host Green Bay on December 23rd. .
Belmont 82, Milwaukee 63
New Orleans 115, Milwaukee 108
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points to lead the Bucks in the loss. Khris Middleton added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Milwaukee saw its three-game win streak snapped by the Pelicans. The Bucks host Chicago on Friday night.
Erie 115, Wisconsin 95
–Xavier Munford scored 28 to pace the Herd in the loss. Wisconsin hosts Sioux Falls on Friday.
Three Wisconsin football players were named All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association Wednesday. Sophomore tackle David Edwards earned first-team All-American honors from the AFCA. Joining Edwards were second-team All-American honorees tight end Troy Fumagalli and linebacker TJ Edwards. A total of six Badgers, including guard Beau Benzschawel, tackle Michael Dieter, David Edwards, TJ Edwards, Fumagalli and Jonathan Taylor earned All-America recognition from at least one of the five outlets recognized by the NCAA. That’s the most in a single season in school history.
UW-Oshkosh quarterback Brett Kasper was named the 2017 winner of the Gagliardi Trophy, which is given to the top student-athlete in Division Three college football. Kasper is the first UW-Oshkosh athlete to win the award which has been given out annually since 1993. Kasper is a two-time winner of the WIAC’s Offensive Player of the Year award, helping lead the Titans to a WIAC title and final four trip this year, and an appearance in the Stagg Bowl in 2016. Kasper is the second WIAC player to win the award, joining Whitewater’s Justin Beaver who won the honor in 2007.
A person familiar with the contract says free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak has reached a deal with the New York Mets. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because Swarzak still needed to complete a physical. Swarzak is set to get $14 million over two years. Swarzak was a combined 6-4 with two saves and a 2.33 ERA in 70 games last season for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee.