Sports : Saturday, 3/11/17

The WIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament continues today with the state championship games in all five divisions. Here are the matchups:

Division 1: Appleton North vs. De Pere

Division 2: Beaver Dam vs. Cudahy

Division 3: Greendale Martin Luther vs. Madison Edgewood

Division 4: Howards Grove vs. La Crosse Aquinas

Division 5: Milwaukee Academy of Science vs. Loyal

The Division 5 title game starts off the day at 11:05 am, with the nightcap the Division 1 title game around 8:15 this evening.

Only one area boys basketball team is in action today in the WIAA Sectional Championship Games. In Division 3, Ripon will face Greendale Martin Luther at Whitefish Bay, tipoff time is 7:30 pm.

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten Tournament:

Wisconsin 70, Indiana 60

–Bronson Koenig scored 16 points and was four of seven from behind the three point line as the Badgers defeated Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Washington DC. Nigel Hayes added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Badgers who advance to play Northwestern in the semifinals today. Coverage begins at 1:30 pm, tipoff time scheduled for 2:30 pm on KFIZ.

Northwestern 72, Maryland 64

Michigan 74, Purdue 70 (OT)

Minnesota 63, Michigan State 58

–Michigan and Minnesota play in the first semifinal game of the day, tipoff time is scheduled for Noon.

Women’s College Basketball:

Division 3 Sweet 16:

Washington-St. Louis 68, UW-Oshkosh 56

NBA: Milwaukee 99, Indiana 85

–The Bucks rallied and earned their fifth straight win in defeating the Pacers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each had 21 points in the win. Milwaukee hosts Minnesota tonight, coverage begins at 6:40 on KFIZ.


Split Squad:

Chicago White Sox 4, Milwaukee 3

Arizona 6, Milwaukee 3.

Milwaukee faces San Diego this afternoon in Cactus League play.

NFL Free Agency:

The Green Bay Packers have signed Tight End Martellus Bennett, giving quarterback Aaron Rodgers a prolific pass-catching target at the position. Terms of the deal were not announced by general manager Ted Thompson. The addition of Bennett likely means that last year’s starter, Jared Cook, won’t return to Green Bay. Cook became a favorite option down the stretch for Rodgers. But Bennett should be more than capable of making up for Cook’s production on a team with annual Super Bowl aspirations. The nine-year veteran Bennett played last season for New England, making 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns over 16 games.

The Packers have also re-signed offensive lineman Don Barclay. Barclay has been with the team since 2012, and has played 62 games with 24 starts in his first five years in Green Bay.

Men’s College Volleyball:

Marian 3, Olivet College 1 (25-10, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22)