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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Another big game for Kaminsky means another win for Badgers

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Frank Kaminsky led all Badgers with 21 points in a University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 79-74 win over 15th-ranked Iowa yesterday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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Sam Dekker recorded another double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Badgers complete the season sweep of the Hawkeyes and are now a half-game ahead of Iowa in the Big Ten standings, currently in third-place at 9-5, 22-5 overall. It was UW’s fifth straight win. The Badgers host Indiana on Tuesday.

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It’s the “Great American Race", synonymous with the end of winter and a fresh start in spring. Following a disappointing finish behind Sprint Cup winner Jimmie Johnson, Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth is looking for a great start to the 2014 race season in today’s Daytona 500. Kenseth will start in the 3rd position, behind Martin Truex Jr. and Austin Dillon. Other notable Wisconsinites in today’s race include Paul Menard in the 10th spot and Danica Patrick in 27th. The race gets underway at noon.

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The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team completed the weekend sweep of Michigan State with a 2-0 win over the Spartans Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out Kohl Center. UW’s goals came from Joseph Lebate in the first period and Michael Mersch in the second. Winning goalie Joel Rumpel made 31 saves. Both UW goals came on power plays. The win capped off a school record 17-2-1 record at home this season for the No. 8 ranked Badgers. UW’s record is 19-9-1 overall and 10-5-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is just a point behind Minnesota in the league standings although UW will be off next weekend while Minnesota hosts Penn State.

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The No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team competed its regular season with a sweep of Minnesota State after beating the Mavericks 3-1 Saturday in Mankato, Minn. UW broke a 1-1 tie in the third with a pair of goals from Sydney McKibbon and Erika Sowchuk. UW goalie Ann-Rene Desbiens made 27 saves. Also scoring for UW was Courtney Burke, who also had an assist. The Badgers complete the regular season 25-5-2 overall and 21-5-2 in the WCHA, good for second place behind No. 1 ranked Minnesota. Next weekend is the first round of the WCHA playoffs and Wisconsin will host Minnesota State, 12-21-1 overall and 7-20-1 in the WCHA, in a 2-7 match-up.

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The University of Wisconsin finished sixth at the Big Ten women’s swim meet in Minneapolis yesterday. Junior Ivy Martin commanded the Big Ten title in the 100-yard freestyle, shattering the conference record. She also helped the Lady Badgers to a conference title in the 400-yard freestyle relay for just the fourth time in the meet’s history. Because of her record-setting performance in the individual freestyle race, Martin earned an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA championships in March. Martin was also named the meet’s MVP and made first team All-Big Ten. UW swimmers Chase Kinney, Rebecka Palm, Emma Paulson and Aja Van Hout, were all named to first team All-Big Ten as well Making second team All-Big Ten were Anna Meinholz and Annie Tamblyn. Minnesota won its fourth Big Ten title in a row amassing 760 points and Indiana finished second.

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The trio of Paul George, David West and Lance Stephenson combined for 86 of Indiana's 110 points as the Pacers topped the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Saturday at the Bradley Center.  George poured in a game-high 32 points after connecting on 5-of-7 shots from behind the arc, West tallied 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Stephenson flirted with a triple-double, contributing 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.  Brandon Knight dropped 30 points with eight assists in Milwaukee's sixth loss in its last seven games. Nine different Bucks netted at least six points, including all five reserves that took the court.

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Davante Gardner finished with 22 points to lead the Marquette Golden Eagles to a 96-94 overtime win over the DePaul Blue Demons in a Big East Conference thriller at Allstate Arena in Rosemount, Ill. Todd Mayo added 19 points for Marquette (16-11, 8-6 Big East), which also received 18 points and nine rebounds courtesy of Jamil Wilson. Chris Otule contributed 12 points as the Golden Eagles notched their fourth win in five outings. The Blue Demons (10-18, 2-13) came up short despite a terrific showing by Brandon Young, who tallied a season-high 29 points, six assists and five rebounds. Billy Garrett also had a solid showing with a career-high 26 points, while Durrell McDonald netted 13 points in 24 minutes off the bench. The Golden Eagles knocked down 55.6 percent of their field goal attempts including 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point line in the opening period. DePaul went into the intermission trailing, 44-41, after it shot 45.2 percent from the floor and committed seven turnovers in the first half.

SCOREBOARD

NBA

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Indiana 110, Milwaukee 100

MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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DIVISION I

(16) Wisconsin 79, (15) Iowa 74

Marquette 96, DePaul 94 (OT)

Cleveland State 74,UW-Milwaukee 50

DIVISION II

UW-Parkside 83, Illinois-Springfield 74

DIVISION III

(1) UW-Stevens Point 72, UW-Stout 49

(2) UW-Whitewater 82, UW-Eau Claire 57

(5) St. Norbert 90, Illinois College 63

Grinnell 122, Lawrence 111

Ripon 92, Knox 85

Cornell 75, Beloit 71

UW-Oshkosh 67, UW-Superior 58

Northland 73, North Central, Minn. 56

UW-Platteville 69, UW-River Falls 60

Carthage 79, Millikin 64

NACC FIRST-ROUND

Marian 83, Wisconsin Lutheran 63

Edgewood 76, Milwaukee School of Engineering 70

Lakeland 100, Concordia-Wisconsin 92

Aurora 62, Benedictine 56

WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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DIVISION I

Seton Hall 90, Marquette 86

DIVISION II

UW-Parkside 68, Illinois-Springfield 52

DIVISION III

(10) Carthage 77, Millikin 64

(11) UW-Whitewater 73, UW-Eau Claire 53

(16) UW-Oshkosh 56, UW-Superior 42

St. Norbert 75, Illinois College 72 (2OT)

UW-Platteville 72, UW-River Falls 69

Northland 49, North Central, Minn. 48

UW-Stout 76, UW-Stevens Point 68

Grinnell 66, Lawrence 50

Cornell 91, Beloit 66

NACC FIRST-ROUND

Wisconsin Lutheran 73, Marian 63

Concordia-Wisconsin 82, Aurora 48

Alverno 64, Milwaukee School of Engineering 61 (OT)

Edgewood 63, Benedictine 45

COLLEGE HOCKEY

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MEN

(8) Wisconsin 2, Michigan State 0

WOMEN

(2) Wisconsin 3, Minnesota State 1

STATE HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

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BOYS SWIMMING – TEAM STATE FINALS

DIVISION I

1: Madison Memorial – 319 points

2: Madison West – 216.5 points

3: Hartland Arrowhead – 194.5 points

4: Muskego – 166 points

5: Greenfield/Greendale – 134

BASKETBALL – BOYS

Baldwin-Woodville 81, Durand 70

Barron 65, Cumberland 43

Cochrane-Fountain City 52, Eleva-Strum 47

Deerfield 74, Rio 44

Whitefish Bay Dominican 69, Kenosha Saint Joseph’s 43

Elk Mound 67, Boyceville 32

Fall Creek 48, Owen-Withee 42

Glenwood City 58, Saint Croix Central 47

Iowa-Grant 44, Cuba City 37

Janesville Craig 57, Middleton 51

La Farge 58, De Soto 55

Madison Memorial 73, Madison La Follette 58

Marshfield 40, Eau Claire North 29

Chippewa Falls McDonell 82, Colby 51

Milwaukee Bradley Technical 64, Milwaukee Bay View 48

Mondovi 61, Elmwood 42

New Auburn 70, Bruce 56

Stevens Point Pacelli 56, Bonduel 44

Platteville 71, Darlington 46

Racine J.I. Case 73, Racine St. Catherine's 60

Racine Washington Park 49, Stoughton 48

Richland Center 48, Prairie du Chien 38

Ripon 60, Clintonville 43

River Valley 50, Mauston 45

Somers Shoreland Lutheran 51, Westosha Central 41

Sun Prairie 74, Janesville Parker 30

Verona 79, Madison East 77

Wausaukee 63, Crivitz 42

BASKETBALL – GIRLS

Algoma 67, Sturgeon Bay 15

Arcadia 66, West Salem 43

Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 56, Auburndale 22

Benton/Shullsburg 63, Argyle 42

Bonduel 60, Amherst 44

Boyceville 51, Plum City 49

Brookfield Academy 55, Milwaukee Messmer 29

Cambridge 55, New Glarus 47

Chippewa Falls 62, Menomonie 51

Whitefish Bay Dominican 42, Racine Lutheran 29

East Ridge, Minn. 56, Hudson 32

Madison Edgewood 65, Sauk Prairie 42

Fall River 56, Deerfield 30

Frederic 61, Grantsburg 38

Glenwood City 58, Mondovi 44

Milwaukee Heritage Christian 52, University School of Milwaukee 43

Ithaca 47, Cassville 32

La Crosse Logan 69, Caledonia, Minn. 55

Lake Country Lutheran 63, Kenosha Christian Life 32

Lena 45, Crivitz 35

Lodi 42, Belleville 41

Onalaska Luther 48, Brookwood 44

Greendale Martin Luther 52, Milwaukee Thomas More 44

Monona Grove 53, Madison Memorial 41

Nekoosa 43, Westfield 37

Owen-Withee 69, Augusta 48

Rio 56, Johnson Creek 22

Superior 78, Duluth Denfeld, Minn. 40

Racine Prairie 62, Racine St. Catherine's 43

Valders 50, Manitowoc Roncalli 48

Westosha Central 56, Burlington 53

Weyauwega-Fremont 50, Stevens Point Pacelli 20

Wisconsin Dells 36, Lomira 32

Wonewoc-Center 39, New Lisbon 33

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