Milwaukee 104, Philadelphia 88
In men's college basketball...
Butler 73, Marquette 52
In women's college basketball...
Illinois-Chicago 72, U-W Milwaukee 70
In the W-I-A-C women's basketball tournament...
U-W Stevens Point 61, U-W Platteville 55
U-W Oshkosh 66, U-W Whitewater 59
In the N-A-C-C women's basketball tournament...
Wisconsin Lutheran 83, Concordia-Chicago 61
Benedictine 71, Milwaukee Engineering 59
In Wisconsin boys' high school basketball...
Brown Deer 85, Greenfield 61
Greendale 80, New Berlin West 45
Milwaukee King 64, Milwaukee Bay View 29
Milwaukee Pius XI 56, Wauwatosa West 50
Milwaukee Pulaski 64, Milwaukee Bradley Tech 61
Milwaukee South 69, Milwaukee North 59
Pewaukee 59, New Berlin Eisenhower 49
Shorewood 80, Cudahy 61
Whitnall 46, South Milwaukee 43
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A-J Hawk says he hopes to continue playing in the N-F-L, after his
only employer for nine seasons let him go yesterday. General
manager Ted Thompson called Hawk a "durable and consistent
contributor" to Green Bay's success -- and the team is grateful
for what he's given, and how he has represented the organization.
Hawk started in all but eight of a possible 144 regular season
games at middle-or-inside linebacker, with 11-hundred-18 tackles --
the most for a Packer since 1975. But over the last three
seasons, Hawk has only had one interception, seven pass break-ups,
and eight-and-a-half sacks. In the middle of last season, he
was replaced by Clay Matthews when he moved inside part-time --
which the Packers expect to continue. His release clears about
three-and-a-half million dollars in salary cap space for 2015.
Officially, the team listed Hawk as an injury waiver, because
he needed surgery for a lingering ankle injury. In a video he
recorded with his brother, Hawk said he had the surgery three weeks
ago, and it won't affect his play. He said he made the video
to show his appreciation for the Packers, and he insists he has no
bitterness or animosity. Hawk said he was not surprised he was
cut. Another inside linebacker, Brad Jones, was let go earlier this
Michael Carter-Williams had a solid debut for the Milwaukee Bucks
against his old team. He had seven points, eight assists, and
two steals in 17 minutes as the Bucks crushed Philadelphia 104-to-88
last night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Carter-Williams
was traded a week ago, but he sat out his first three games in a
Bucks' uniform with a toe injury. The reigning N-B-A rookie of
the year said he was glad to be out there. Sixers' coach Brett
Brown said Carter-Williams' old team misses him, last night was a
"cleansing game" for Philly, and everybody will now move
on. With eight assists and just one turnover, Brown said the
Bucks got a taste of what they'll get with their new point guard.
Milwaukee never trailed. They led by 29 at halftime, thanks in
part to 19 Philadelphia turnovers. The Sixers made a late
charge, but only got to within 14. John Henson scored a
career-high 21 points off the bench. Jason Richardson had 16
for Philadelphia, which lost for the fifth straight time to the
Bucks. The Sixers have now lost five straight overall, and
eleven consecutive road games. The Bucks snapped a two-game
losing streak, and will open a four-game Western road trip tomorrow
night in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
The Milwaukee Brewers will hold their first full-team workout at
Spring Training today. Infielders Aramis Ramirez and Hunter
Morris were the only players not to show up by mid-afternoon
yesterday. Ryan Braun was among the day's returnees. As
he enters his ninth season, Braun is looking to put his P-E-D
controversy and lingering thumb injury behind him, and return to
becoming one of the game's best all-around players. Braun now
says he originally injured his right thumb in 2013, while swinging
at a change-up from Saint Louis pitcher Joe Kelly. He had a
rare type of cryo-therapy procedure in the off-season, in which a
nerve in his thumb was frozen and deadened. He then tested the
thumb by swinging a bat earlier in the off-season than he normally
would. Yesterday, Braun said everything has gone as well as
possibly could hope. The numbers will eventually tell us if
that's true. A year ago, Braun hit .266 with 19 homers and 81
R-B-I's -- after he batted .319 as recently as 2012. The
31-year-old Braun says that if he's healthy, "success is
The Marquette men's basketball team got pounded at Butler last
night, 73-to-52. The Golden Eagles were at full strength for
the first time in three weeks, after injured seniors Matt Carlino
and Juan Anderson returned. But center Luke Fischer only
played 24 minutes due to foul trouble in the second half, when
Butler pulled away after leading by seven at the intermission.
Fischer still led Marquette in scoring with 17, and he had
three blocked shots. Kellen Dunham scored 22 for the
23rd-ranked Bulldogs. He made 4-of-6 from three-point range,
and had back-to-back treys to help Butler rally after Marquette had
gotten to within three. Marquette was out-rebounded 29-to-18
in losing its fourth straight game. The Eagles fell to
3-and-12 in the Big East and 11-and-16 overall. Butler
improved to 10-and-5 in the conference and 20-and-8 overall.
Marquette's next game is on Sunday at Providence.
A late rally fell short for the U-W Milwaukee women, as they lost at
Illinois-Chicago 72-to-70 last night. The Panthers used a
15-to-4 run to tie the game at 70 with 27-point-seven seconds left.
Kendyl Nunn made a put-back with 13 seconds left to give the
Flames their victory. Ashley Green scored a game-high 23
points with nine rebounds for U-W-M, which dropped to 4-and-9 in the
Horizon League and 8-and-17 overall. Green moved into
fifth-place on Milwaukee's all-time scoring list with 15-hundred-69
career points. Five players scored in double figures for
Illinois-Chicago, led by Melita Emanuel-Carr with 16. Ruvanna
Campbell had 13 rebounds to go with ten points for U-I-C, which
improved to 5-and-8 in the conference and 15-and-11 overall. Milwaukee
has now lost six of its last seven games. They'll host
Cleveland State on Saturday. Tonight, the Milwaukee men play at
Wright State. The Green Bay men are at Illinois-Chicago.
The Wisconsin women travel to Iowa. The Green Bay women
are at Oakland. And the Parkside women-and-men host Lewis.
U-W Stevens Point pulled off a mild upset last night in the first
round of the W-I-A-C women's basketball tournament. The
fifth-seeded Pointers won at Number-four Platteville, 61-to-55.
Kaitlyn Jacobs had 16 points and eleven rebounds for the
Pointers, who will play at top-seeded Superior tomorrow night in the
semi-finals. In the other first-round contest, third-seeded
Oshkosh advanced with a 66-59 home victory over Whitewater. Taylor
Schmidt scored 16 points for the Titans, and Katelyn Kuehl made
10-of-13 free throws. Oshkosh moves on to play at Number-two Eau
Claire in tomorrow's semis. The women's title game is on
Sunday afternoon. The W-I-A-C men's tournament resumes
tonight with the semi-finals.
The top-two seeds both won their semi-final games last night in the
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women's basketball tourney.
Number-One Wisconsin Lutheran advanced with an 83-to-61 home
victory over Concordia-Chicago. Kristen Schulz had 19 points
and 21 rebounds for Lutheran. Number-two Benedictine won at
home over third-seeded Milwaukee Engineering 71-to-59. Alanna
Ferry and Meghan Novak each scored 15 for Benedictine, which plays
at Wisconsin Lutheran in the tournament title contest on Saturday
The U-W Milwaukee men are in first place after the opening day of
the Horizon League swim meet, while Green Bay tops the women's
standings. Milwaukee and Youngstown State are tied for second
among the women, four points behind the Phoenix. Oakland is in
second in the men's competition. Natalie Johnson of U-W-M won
her second straight conference title in the one-thousand-yard
freestyle. The Milwaukee men won the 200-freestyle relay,
while the Green Bay women took first in the same event. The
league championships run through Saturday in Brown Deer.