Sports : Wednesday, 3/1/17

The WIAA Boys Basketball Tournament got underway in our area Tuesday night with the regional quarterfinal round of play.

In Division 3:

Lomira 62, Omro 58

–Lomira advances to face top-seeded Ripon in a regional semifinal game Friday at Ripon.

Columbus 86, North Fond du Lac 56

–Dawson Wodsedalek led the Orioles with 20 points.

Berlin 90, St. Lawrence Seminary 57

Watertown Luther Prep 54, Mayville 47

Sturgeon Bay 69, Chilton 45

Denmark 72, Kiel 60

In Division 4:

Winnebago Lutheran 69, Random Lake 55

–Noah Lorenz scored 22 points, Zach Wright 16, Alex Kuehl & Eric Schmitz each 13 as the Vikings outlasted the Rams. WLA advances to face top-seeded Laconia on Friday night in a regional semifinal game.

In Division 5:

Randolph 55, Oakfield 33

Pecatonica 83, Central Wisconsin Christian 47

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten:

Purdue 86, Indiana 75

–Purdue clinches at least a share of the Big Ten title with the win.

Maryland 79, Rutgers 59

Ohio State 71, Penn State 70

NBA: The Bucks say forward Michael Beasley will miss at least the next three games with a hyperextended left knee. Beasley suffered the injury during the second quarter of Monday’s loss to Cleveland and underwent an MRI yesterday to determine the severity of the injury. Beasley is averaging 9.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1 assist in 50 games played this year, with five starts. The Bucks host Denver tonight, coverage starts at 6:40 on KFIZ.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 3

–Keon Broxton went 2 for 3 with a triple in the loss to the Royals. Milwaukee hosts Cincinnati today, we’ll have coverage this afternoon on KFIZ starting at 1:55 pm.

NFL News: The NFL free agent marketplace gained two big names at running back but lost the prime quarterback potentially when Kirk Cousins was given the franchise tag by Washington, preventing him from testing the free agent market. Nine days before the free agency begins, Adrian Peterson was told his $18 million option would not be picked up by the Vikings, and Jamaal Charles was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday. Together, they have rushed for more than 19,000 yards and scored 165 touchdowns.