Sports : Thursday, 2/16/17
Men’s College Basketball:
Oshkosh 67, Whitewater 63
Stevens Point 61, Platteville 56
La Crosse 77, Stout 52
Eau Claire 83, River Falls 80
Maryland 74, Northwestern 64
Minnesota 75, Indiana 74
Badger basketball on the air tonight on KFIZ as Wisconsin travels to Michigan. Coverage begins at 5pm, tipoff at 6pm.
Women’s College Basketball:
MSOE 55, Marian 43
Oshkosh 59, Whitewater 58
–Titans clinch the outright WIAC conference title. Their first outright title since 1999.
Stevens Point 69, Platteville 55
La Crosse 72, Stout 50
Eau Claire 44, River Falls 41
Maryland 89, Wisconsin 40
Men’s College Volleyball:
Loras 3, Marian 2
NBA: Milwaukee 129, Brooklyn 125.
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Greg Monroe 25 and Khris Middleton 20 as the Bucks win in Brooklyn. Milwaukee rides a three game win streak into the all-star break.
Alex Reyes won’t throw another regular-season pitch until next year.
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery as soon as Thursday. Reyes says he felt something was wrong with his arm while throwing at home before he reported to camp. The 22-year-old Reyes was 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances after making his major league debut last Aug. 9. He was a candidate for the final spot in the Redbirds’ 2017 rotation.
Elsewhere in spring training news:
— The Nationals and first baseman Adam Lind have finalized a one-year, $1.5 million deal. The 33-year-old hit .239 with 20 homers and 58 RBIs for the Seattle last season.
— Left-hander Travis Wood and the Royals have finalized a two-year, $12 million contract. The 30-year-old was 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in a career-high 77 appearances with the Chicago Cubs last season, holding lefties to a .128 average.
President Donald Trump won’t be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket and was “respectfully declined.” President Obama was a huge and knowledgeable basketball fan. He would join the network on-camera and make his March Madness picks for both the men’s and women’s brackets.