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SPORTS FROM AROUND WISCONSIN

In exhibition baseball...
Milwaukee 9, Oakland 9

In the American Hockey League...
San Antonio 4, Milwaukee 3 in a shoot-out

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It's almost deja-vu for the Wisconsin men's basketball team as it gets ready to play North Carolina tonight in the N-C-A-A Sweet-16 round.  For the second year in a row, the Badgers are in the West Regional in southern California -- although it's in Los Angeles instead of Anaheim.  Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has the same security escort as last year -- and when he ran into Arizona coach Sean Miller, he asked, "Weren't we just doing this a year ago?"  The Badgers beat Arizona in overtime last March to advance to its first Final Four since 2000. Tonight, the top-seeded Badgers will make the same quest -- but with a much-different opening opponent.  The Badgers have not played North Carolina at the Big Dance since 2006 -- and the fourth-seeded Tar Heels have not advanced this far in the tournament since 2012.  They're 25-and-6 all-time in regional openers. Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson expects to play tonight for the first time since he broke his right foot January 11th at Rutgers.  It's not certain how much he'll play.  Carolina coach Roy Williams says sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks will be a game-time decision with a sprained knee suffered last weekend.  The coach says if there's still pain or swelling, he won't play. Meeks says he's doing "pretty well." Game time is 6:47 tonight on T-B-S.

-3/26-

For the second game in a row, the Bucks will face a team that's close to Milwaukee in the N-B-A playoff chase.  The Bucks host Indiana tonight, after beating Miami on Tuesday to create a little breathing room for the Number-six playoff spot in the East with 11 games left.  The Bucks were idle last night, while their lead over the seventh-place Heat narrowed to two games with a 93-86 Miami victory over Boston.  Indiana and Boston are tied for the final two East playoff spots, four games behind Milwaukee -- while Charlotte and Brooklyn still have a chance at sneaking into the post-season and possibly knocking out the Bucks. The Hornets and Nets are both a half-game behind Indiana and Boston. Milwaukee will face a Pacers' squad that won at Washington last night, 103-to-101. George Hill scored 29 points for Indiana, and he made a game-winning lay-up with two-point-seven seconds left.  That ended a six-game losing streak for Indiana.  The Bucks also dropped six straight just before its Tuesday night victory over Miami.

-3/26-

The Milwaukee Brewers played Oakland to a 9-9 tie yesterday in a Cactus League exhibition game at Phoenix.  Carlos Gomez hit a lead-off homer and had R-B-I's in each of the first three innings for Milwaukee.  However, the A's erupted for four runs in the ninth off Jeremy Jeffress.  Mark Canha highlighted the rally with a two-run homer with two out.  Brewers' infield roster candidate Luis Sardinas was hit in the head with a throw while sliding into second base in the second inning.  He was shaken up, but he stayed in the game and had three hits and three runs for the Crew.  Sonny Gray, the A's projected Opening Day starter, was shelled for six runs in two-and-two-thirds innings.  Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson went five frames, giving up four runs -- one earned -- as his spring E-R-A dropped to just under six-and-a-quarter.  Milwaukee is now 9-11-and-1 in Cactus League exhibitions this month.  They'll play Seattle this afternoon.

-3/26-

The Green Bay Packers have added former Kenosha Tremper high school defensive back Kyle Sebetic to their 90-man roster.  He auditioned for N-F-L scouts at a veterans' combine last weekend in Phoenix.  After playing his college ball at Dayton, Sebetic spent last summer in the New York Giants' training camp, and later spent a week on their practice squad.  He plays both corner and safety.  Also yesterday, the N-F-L announced corrections of errors it made when it inserted compensatory picks into this spring's draft order.  Some teams saw a selection move up-or-down by a round.  The Packers will continue to have its two compensatory picks in the sixth round -- but one of them will be moved down a spot, as well as their own sixth round selection.  Green Bay now has the 206th, 210th, and 213th picks in that round, in a draft that will run from April 30th through May 2nd.  The comp-picks make up for a team's free agent losses the previous spring.

-3/26-

In hockey, the Milwaukee Admirals suffered a 4-to-3 home loss to San Antonio in a shootout last night.  The Admirals blew a 3-nothing lead in regulation, before being held scoreless in the shootout.  Ex-Badger and N-H-L All-Star Dany Heatley scored one of the regulation goals in San Antonio's comeback.  Rocco Grimaldi and Logan Shaw scored in the shootout, as Milwaukee is now winless in eight-of-its-last-nine games.  The Admirals went 0-for-3 on power plays, and has not scored with the man-advantage in 38 chances over their last ten games.