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March 2, 2015

A tough day on the boards for Marquette

MarquetteGoldenEagles2The Providence Friars had a busy day on the offensive glass and rebounded their way to a 77-66 win over the Marquette Golden Eagles in Big East action on Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Friars (20-9, 10-6 Big East) pulled down 19 offensive rebounds and turned them into 18 second chance points.  Providence out-rebounded Marquette 45-25 overall.  LaDontae Henton pulled down 15 rebounds, eight on offense, and led all scorers with 25 points.  Henton is the top scorer in the Big East Conference this season.  He surpassed 1,000 rebounds and is now just 17 points shy of 2,000 for his career.

Duane Wilson had 22 points and Matt Carlino 21 for Marquette (11-17, 3-13).

Marquette has two games left in the regular season, both at home.  The Golden Eagles host St. John’s on Wednesday and DePaul on Saturday.

Badger women open WCHA playoffs with a win

MotionW_2ColorThe 3rd ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team took an early lead and never looked back on its way to a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State in the opening game of the best-of-three WCHA first round playoff series on Friday night at LaBahn Arena.

Five different players scored for the Badgers in the win (Sarah Nurse, Brittany Ammerman, Katy Josephs, Baylee Wellhausen and Rachel Jones).

The Badgers (25-6-4) got on the board four times in the first period against St. Cloud State (8-27-1).

The Two teams meet for game two of the series tonight (7 p.m.) at LaBahn Arena.  The winner of the series will skate in the WCHA Final Faceoff, March 7-8, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Badger men fall in Ann Arbor

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-21-4, 2-11-2-0) was shutout for the second-straight game, as No. 17 Michigan (18-11-0, 10-5-0-0) took down the Badgers 3-0 on Friday night at Yost Arena.

The two teams wrap up the series this afternoon at 3 p.m., on the Big Ten Network.

Jackson not expected to play on Senior Day

Traevon Jackson

Traevon Jackson

A week ago, Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson said he would be ready to return to action when the Badgers played host to Michigan State on Senior Day at the Kohl Center Sunday.

As of Friday, Jackson hasn’t been cleared by the team’s medical staff to even return to practice.

Jackson broke his right foot in the second half of Wisconsin’s Jan. 11th loss at Rutgers and has missed 11 games since then.

Jackson did discard the boot on his right foot, but it would appear he won’t be available for the Badgers when they look to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title against Michigan State on Sunday.

 

Bucks let win get away, fall to Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks logo 2The Milwaukee Bucks held the Los Angeles Lakers to 65 points through three-quarters and took a seven-point lead to the final quarter.

That’s when the Lakers went off, scoring 36 points in the final quarter for a 101-93 win over the Bucks at Staples Center.

The Bucks (32-26) lost for the third time in the last four games and missed out on a chance to move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference after Washington lost at Philadelphia earlier.

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the loss.

Playing in his second game with the Bucks, point-guard Michael Carter-Williams played 27 minutes, finishing with eight points, four assists and four turnovers.

Game two of the Bucks trip out west is tonight, in Salt Lake City against the Utah Jazz.

St. Norbert in MWC title game for 6th straight year (D-3 Update)

Kaukauna Basktball 0083rd-ranked St. Norbert College advanced to the championship game of the Midwest Conference Tournament for the sixth straight year with an 85-74 win over Ripon College in a league semifinal at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (23-1) advanced to play Grinnell College in the tournament championship game (6pm) tonight.

Steven Hofacker led the Green Knights with 24 points, while Andrew Schwoerer added 22.  Kyle Loughrin led the Red Hawks with 29 points in the loss.

St. Norbert women

St. Norbert College knocked off Illinois College 61-51 in the MWC semifinals on Friday.  The Green Knights (21-3) will face Cornell College at 3 p.m. Saturday at Schuldes Sports Center in the tournament championship.

WIAC Championship

The WIAC Championship will be decided today when Whitewater plays host to upset minded Oshkosh.  The Titans upset 2nd seeded Stevens Point in the semifinals on Thursday to advance.