Morning State Sports Briefs: UW women top UWM 68-53Wisconsin Sports
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison women held UW-Milwaukee scoreless for almost seven minutes to start the second half yesterday -- and the Badgers beat the Panthers 68-53 in Madison.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin-Madison women held UW-Milwaukee scoreless for almost seven minutes to start the second half yesterday -- and the Badgers beat the Panthers 68-53 in Madison.
Wisconsin led by four at the break. Milwaukee got within three midway through the second half. But Tara Steinbauer scored eight of Wisconsin's next 10 points as the Badgers pulled away. UWM scored a season-high 11 three-pointers. But the Panthers only shot 28-percent inside the arc, and they couldn't stop the Badger offense from dominating inside. Wisconsin had a 34-to-8 scoring edge in the paint. Steinbauer and Lin Zastrow each scored 17 for the Badgers -- and they pulled down half of the Badgers' 38 rebounds. Anne Breland scored a career-high 17 points for Milwaukee, which has lost four straight and dropped to 3-7. The Panthers are at Toledo next Sunday. Wisconsin won its second straight to improve to 4-7. The Badgers are at Wyoming on Wednesday night.
The Milwaukee Admirals topped Oklahoma City last night, 2-1 at the Bradley Center. Chris Mueller scored the game-winning goal in the third period. Mark Santorelli also scored, as the Admirals recovered from a home overtime loss to Texas on Saturday night. Milwaukee is now tied with Oklahoma City for third place in the American Hockey League’s West Division.
Madison PGA golfers Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker tied for third place at the annual "Shark Shoot-out" held during the weekend in Naples Florida. The team of Kelly and Stricker went eight-under-par in yesterday's scramble -- and they finished at 26-under in three days of competition that also included a better-ball round and a modified alternate-shot round. A dozen teams took part in the charity shoot-out, which is sponsored by Greg Norman. Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter was the winner at 30-under.
The Milwaukee Bucks will try to break the Dallas Mavericks’ 12-game winning streak tonight. The Bucks are opening a two-game swing in Texas that includes Dallas this evening and San Antonio on Wednesday. The Mavericks are 19-and-4 after beating Utah by six at home on Saturday night. Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks in that game. He’s averaging 25 points a night. The Bucks have been off since Friday, when they beat Houston to end a 3-and-1 home-stand. Center Andrew Bogut had 24 points and 22 rebounds in that contest. And the seven-footer has five blocked shots in each of his last two games, as Bogut has been on a roll after being off for a couple weeks with back spasms.