State Sports Briefs: Jennings to miss first Bucks' gameWisconsin Sports
-- Brandon Jennings will miss his first game in his Milwaukee Bucks’ career tonight at Portland.
PORTLAND - Brandon Jennings will miss his first game in his Milwaukee Bucks’ career tonight at Portland.
Jennings fell awkwardly on a knee on a drive to the basket last Wednesday at San Antonio. He played for 30 minutes in Saturday night’s home loss to Utah, and he had an MRI yesterday but the results were not immediately known. Jennings played in 107 straight games for the Bucks – 82 in his rookie year and 25 this season. He is Milwaukee’s leading scorer with 18 points a game, with five-and-a-half assists. Keyon Dooling will start in Jennings’ place. Bucks’ players have been out a total of 87 games due to injuries and illnesses this season. Milwaukee is 10-and-15, and will play a Portland team tonight that’s 14-and-14. The Trail Blazers have won five straight home games, after beating Golden State by one on Saturday night. Former Marquette guard Wesley Matthews had 13 points and seven rebounds in that game.
The UW-Milwaukee women's basketball team came back from 18 points down in the second half yesterday -- but they couldn't hang on as they lost at Toledo, 63-59. The Panthers took a one-point lead when Anne Breland hit her sixth three-pointer of the game. But Naama Shafir made two free throws with 19-point-four seconds left to put Toledo in front for good. And Shafir intercepted a pass on UWM's last possession to seal the victory. Breland scored a career-high 22 points. And Lindsay Laur had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, which fell to 3-7. Jessica Williams made six three-pointers and scored 19 for Toledo, which improved to 7-4. UWM's next game will be a week from tomorrow night at Illinois State.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’ll decide soon whether he’ll punish Brett Favre for sending inappropriate photos and text messages to Jenn Sterger. Goodell told NBC last night that he has received an initial report from league investigators on the incident, which happened in 2008 when both Favre and Sterger were with the New York Jets. The commissioner said he was following up on a couple of things, and he hopes to reach a conclusion before the end of the regular season.
In men’s college basketball…
Manchester 61, Lawrence 59
Ripon 82, Monmouth 66
In women’s college basketball…
UW-Stevens Point 72, Milwaukee School of Engineering 28
Carthage 70, Clarke 40
UW-Eau Claire 73, Randolph-Macon 64
Monmouth 65, Ripon 37