Sports – Monday, March 7th, 2016

The Wisconsin Badgers dropped
their regular season finale at Purdue 91-80 on Sunday night.  Nigel Hayes led the Badgers with 30.    With the loss, Wisconsin will be the #6 seed in the Big Ten
Tournament and will play their 1st game on Thursday night.  The Badgers haven’t played a Thursday Big Ten
Tournament game since 2000.


UW-Green Bay advanced
to the semifinals of the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament with a
70-61 win over Milwaukee on Sunday in Detroit.  Linc Darner’s squad will play regular season
champ Valparaiso
tonight in the conference semifinals.  Milwaukee must sit and
wait for a post season bid with a 20-13 record.


The Oklahoma City Thunder
struck down the Bucks 104-96 on Sunday afternoon at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Kevin Durant led OKC with 32 points and 12 rebounds.  Giannis Antetokounmpo registered another
triple-double with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.  Jabari Parker also had 26 for the Bucks.  The Bucks are at Chicago tonight.  Coverage begins at 6:40pm on KFIZ.


The Brewers stayed unbeaten
in Cactus League play on Sunday with a 6-5 win over Cleveland
Yadiel Rivera’s solo blast to lead off the bottom of the 9th
won it for The Crew.  Chris Carter also
hit his 2nd homer of the spring. 
Milwaukee (4-0-1) will play San Diego this afternoon.


Peyton Manning will retire
from the NFL on top.  The 18-year veteran
and 5 time MVP will hold a news conference today to announce he’s retiring from
the football.  Manning won his 2nd
career Super Bowl with a win over Carolina
last February.


Brad Keselowski won the
Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas
to take his first NASCAR win in 33 starts. 
Joey Logano was 2ndEau Claire’s Paul Menard was 15th, while Cambridge native Matt
Kenseth finished 37th.


Adam Scott won the
WCG-Cadillac Championship by one shot over Bubba Watson. Scott finished the
event at -11.


Waupun and Ripon are the last
two area teams still standing as they move on to Sectional play.  Waupun advanced with a 61-45 win over
Winnebago Lutheran on Saturday night in the Regional Final.  Ripon moved on to the Sectional with a 66-52
win over Omro.  Waupun and Ripon will
meet on Thursday night in the Sectional Semifinals at West Bend.


Five teams out of the Fox
Valley Association won boys Regional championships on Saturday.  In Division One, Kimberly, Oshkosh North and
Appleton West advanced while in D2, Kaukauna and Hortonville moved on. 


WIAA Boys Sectionals

Thursday, 7pm

Division One

Oshkosh North vs. Appleton
West @ Oshkosh West

Kimberly vs. Sheboygan North @
Whitefish Bay

Division Two

Kaukauna vs. Pulaski @

Hortonville vs. Wausau East @ Merrill

Division Three

Waupun vs. Ripon @ West Bend


The Waupun girls fell in the
Division Three Sectional Final to Milwaukee School of Languages 55-46.  Appleton North out of the Fox Valley
Association qualified for the Division One Semifinals.  The WIAA State Basketball Tournament gets
going on Thursday at the Resch Center in Green


The Marian
University baseball team improved to
3-2 on the season with an 11-10 win over Hamline on Sunday in Tucson, Arizona.  Adam Ryan went 3×5 with a double and 3 RBI
for Marian.   Catcher Tommy Dugandzic
went 4×4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. 
The Sabres will face off with Wheaton,
this afternoon.


The Marian University
softball team split a pair of games on Sunday in Flordia.  Nazareth
edged the Sabres 6-5 then Marian picked up an 18-4 win over Bethany
Lutheran.  Marian (4-4) plays a pair of
games this afternoon in Fort Myers,