WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Kentucky edges Wisconsin 74-73 in Final Four
ARLINGTON, Tex. - Sam Dekker and Ben Brust each scored 15 points, but it wasn’t enough for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to get past Kentucky in the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Tournament last night. The Wildcats pulled off the 74-73 win over the Badgers.
With just over five seconds to go in the game, freshman guard Andrew Harrison sunk the game-winning three pointer to send the Wildcats into the national championship game. Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson had a last-second jumper to win the game, but it rimmed out. The Badgers end the season with a 30-8 record. Kentucky will face UConn for the title on Monday night. Both Dekker and Frank Kaminsky, who scored eight points in the ballgame, announced they will forgo the NBA draft and return to UW-Madison next season.
The Milwaukee Brewers needed 11 innings to defeat the defending world champion Boston Red Sox last night, 7-6. The Brewers had 19 hits in the game, including Khris Davis’ RBI game-winning double. He would end the game with four hits. Milwaukee will go for the sweep this afternoon, with pitcher Yovani Gallardo going for his second win of the season.
Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson scored 23 points and nine rebounds, in a 102-98 loss to Toronto last night at the Bradley Center. The loss breaks the franchise record for losses in a season at 63 and there’s still five games left in the season. The Bucks had a nine-point lead at halftime, but Toronto’s flurry of threes in the third quarter was too much to overcome.
There’s speculation Milwaukee Bucks’ owner Herb Kohl is close to finding an ownership group he’s willing to sell the team to. Grantland.com’s NBA writer Bill Simmons put out this information on his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/BillSimmon) yesterday. Although there is some dispute to how close the deal is to fruition, Simmons did report that NBA officials would like to see the team stay in Milwaukee. The league has given a deadline of 2017 for the Bucks to begin the process of building a new arena to replace the Bradley Center, which was built in 1988. The sale price of the Bucks could approach $500 million. Kohl bought the Bucks for $120 million back in the mid-1980s.
NCAA FINAL FOUR (by seeding)
(8) Kentucky 74, (2) Wisconsin 73
Milwaukee 7, Boston 6 (F/11)
Minnesota 7, Cleveland 3
Kansas City 4, Chi. White Sox 3
Philadelphia 2, Chi. Cubs 0
Wisconsin 8, Peoria 4
Burlington 3, Beloit 1
Beloit 4, Burlington 3
Toronto 102, Milwaukee 98
Chicago 4, Milwaukee 1