Sports : Tuesday, 12/27/16
Boys Hockey: St. Mary’s Springs 5, Janesville 3 (At Catholic Memorial Tournament).
The Hierl Insurance High School Team of the Week is the Fond du Lac Boys Basketball Team. The Cardinals won their third straight game, 74-48 over Menasha last Thursday to pull back to .500 on the season. The Cardinals wrap up non-conference play this Friday by hosting Manitowoc Lincoln.
The Lions’ playoff berth is in jeopardy after Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott each scored two touchdowns in the Dallas Cowboys’ 42-21 win over Detroit. Bryant threw his first career touchdown pass, Elliott ran for a 55-yard TD and Dak Prescott completed 15 of 20 for 212 yards, three scores and no interceptions. Detroit will need to beat Green Bay on Sunday to win the NFC North, but the Lions can also wrap up a playoff berth if the Giants knock off Washington.
The NFL made official on Sunday that the week 17 game between the Packers and Lions at Ford Field in Detroit will be flexed into the Sunday night timeslot. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm with the game televised on NBC. Our coverage on KFIZ begins at 5pm.
College Football Bowls:
St. Petersburg Bowl: Mississippi State 17, Miami (OH) 16
Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College 36, Maryland 30
Independence Bowl: NC State 41, Vanderbilt 17
Four bowl games today, the Heart of Dallas bowl (Army vs. North Texas), The Military Bowl (Temple vs. Wake Forest), The Holiday Bowl (Minnesota vs. Washington State) and the Cactus Bowl (Boise State vs. Baylor).
The Badger Men’s Basketball team remained at number 14 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Wisconsin finished their non-conference schedule with a 90-37 win over Florida A&M at the Kohl Center last Friday, their seventh straight win heading into Big Ten play, which starts tonight. Wisconsin will host Rutgers at the Kohl Center, coverage begins at 5pm, tipoff at 6pm on KFIZ.
NBA: Washington 107, Milwaukee 102. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Tony Snell added 20 as the Bucks fell to the Wizards in the nation’s capitol. Milwaukee travels to Detroit for action on Wednesday.