Afternoon State Sports Briefs: Badgers' Schmitt named Big Ten Wrestler of the WeekWisconsin Sports
-- University of Wisconsin wrestler Cole Schmitt was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin wrestler Cole Schmitt was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
The sophomore from New Glarus complied a 4-0 record at 149 pounds in the National Duals last weekend, and helped the No. 4 ranked Badgers finish third. Schmitt is ranked No. 7 in the nation at his weight class.
Winners of eight games in their last nine outings, the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team Badgers is number-20 going into tonight's Big Ten Conference contest at Michigan State. The Spartans are in a brutal section of their schedule that has seen them take on powerhouse after powerhouse, losing to UConn, Duke, Syracuse and Texas. Then, last weekend they dropped a 66-62 decision At Penn State. Though Michigan State has dominated the series over the years, the Badgers won 67-49 the last time the two met. That was last season, stopping a nine-game Spartan conference winning streak at the time.
Severe weather conditions in the Atlanta area have postponed tonight's NBA game between the Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks. The game will be rescheduled to March 15 at Philips Arena. Both the Hawks and Bucks are now trying to leave Atlanta for games on Wednesday. The Hawks are supposed to play in Toronto and the Bucks return to Milwaukee to host San Antonio. Snow and freezing rain have created dangerous driving condition in Georgia. Several highways in the metro Atlanta area have been closed.
The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team tops the latest rankings by United State College Hockey Online. The Badgers have a record of 20-2 and remain at the top of the Division I rankings. Cornell is ranked second. The Wisconsin men are riding a winning streak that has boosted them into ninth place. Yale tops the USCHO.com poll. In Division III, the St. Norbert men are ranked in a tie for first and Milwaukee School of Engineering is ninth. The women's hockey team at Wisconsin-River Falls is ranked second in Division III.