Sports : Thursday, 3/30/17
NBA: Milwaukee 103, Boston 100
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Khris Middleton added 19 points, Malcom Brogdon 16 points and nine assists as the Bucks defeated the east-leading Celtics on the road. Milwaukee has won five of six and four straight on the road, they’ll host Detroit on Friday night.
Construction started Wednesday on a new arena in Oshkosh that will serve as home to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Development League team. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the former site of the Buckstaff Furniture plant on the corner of South Main Street and West South Park Avenue, where the arena will be built. The arena will have 3,500 seats, club-level VIP seating and multiple concession areas, and developers hope the arena will serve as an anchor for the “Sawdust District” that will attract bars, restaurants, hotels and more. The arena is on track to be completed this fall, when officials hope the team will begin play.
The Associated Press has looked back at 68 years of college basketball polls and declared Kentucky the all-time No. 1 school. Kentucky appeared in 75.4 percent of the polls and was ranked the top school 124 times. The next top teams are North Carolina, Duke and UCLA, the only schools to be ranked at the top for more than 100 weeks. Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, Arizona, Syracuse and Cincinnati round out a top 10 that includes only schools that have won national championships. UCLA has been the most frequent No. 1 in the AP ranking with 134 appearances at the top. Wisconsin came in at #37 in the all-time top 100.
UW-Platteville 6, Marian 1 (Game 1)
UW-Platteville 4, Marian 3 (Game 2)
MLB: LA Angels 8, Milwaukee 6
–The Brewers finish Cactus League play in Arizona with a loss to the Angels. Next up, exhibition games against the Chicago White Sox at Miller Park Friday and Saturday.
The Packers have signed guard Justin McCray. The first-year player out of the University of Central Florida was signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free-agent in 2014. He spent the entire 2014 season on the Titans practice squad and has also played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena League.