Morning State Sports Briefs: Despite snowstorm, Badgers will play Purdue tonightWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will try to get back in the win column tonight when it hosts 11th-ranked Purdue.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will try to get back in the win column tonight when it hosts 11th-ranked Purdue.
The No. 19 Badgers hope to recover from their four-point loss at Penn State last Saturday. It dropped the Badgers’ record to 5-3 in the Big Ten and 15-5 overall. Purdue will try to stay within two games of first-place Ohio State. The Boilermakers are 7-2 in the conference and 18-4 overall. Wisconsin senior forward Jon Leuer hopes to have a better performance than he did a year ago in the Badgers’ home game against Purdue. Leuer broke a bone in his left wrist just two minutes into that contest – and he missed the next nine games before returning. Purdue is led by senior forward JaJuan Johnson and senior guard E’Twaun Moore. They’re the third-highest scoring duo in the country with just over 38 points a game. Tonight’s game is set for six o’clock on ESPN. Up to two-feet of snow are in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow. But the Badgers say they’ll play the game if both teams are in town and referees are available.
The UW-Green Bay women moved up one place to 21st in this week’s AP poll. The Phoenix are 20-1 overall, and they’re still unbeaten in Horizon League play. The top seven teams are unchanged from a week ago. Baylor is still Number-one, and UConn is second.
UW-River Falls moved up one place to ninth in the new small college men’s poll from D3hoops.com The Falcons are 18-2 overall. UW-Stevens Point rose two spots to 10th in the new poll. Saint Norbert jumped one place to 12th. Concordia-Mequon also received votes. Wooster of Ohio is still at Number-one.
In the D-Three women’s poll, Stevens Point rose one spot to Number-six. Whitewater fell two places to 11th. Saint Norbert went up three spots to 21st. Carthage also received votes. Thomas More of Kentucky is still at No. 1.
Appleton East still leads Division-One in the AP boys’ state high school basketball poll. East is the only unbeaten team in the Top-10. Germantown rose one spot to second, and Milwaukee Riverside rose one place to third. Waunakee still rules the roost in Division-Two, with New Richmond second and Onalaska third. La Crosse Aquinas still tops Division-Three, followed by Racine Saint Catherine’s and Manitowoc Roncalli. Blair-Taylor remains atop Division-Four, with Oostburg second and Marathon at Number-three. Randolph still leads Division-Five, followed by Benton and Green Bay Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran.
In the AP girls’ poll, Milwaukee Pius XI remains the Division-One leader at 14-0. Glendale Nicolet is still second. Middleton and Milwaukee Vincent are tied for third. In Division-Two, Luxemburg-Casco remains on top, followed by New Berlin Eisenhower and Union Grove. Whitefish Bay Dominican is the new leader in Division-Three, with Columbus second and Chilton third. Richland Center dropped from first-to-fourth. Eau Claire Regis still tops Division-Four, followed by Algoma and Lancaster. And Wausau Newman still leads Division-Five, with South Wayne Black Hawk second and Seneca third.
Wisconsin boys' high school basketball...
Algoma 74, Manitowoc Lutheran 55
Clinton 62, Cambridge 51
Cumberland 53, Luck 39
Deerfield 49, Hustisford 43
Dodgeville 77, Monticello 71
Durand 67, Cochrane-Fountain City 56
East Troy 74, Waupun 54
Evansville 54, Belleville 28
Gillett 39, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 38
Gilmanton 54, Mondovi 51
Grantsburg 63, Somerset 53
Green Bay Notre Dame 66, Southern Door 52
Hilbert 83, Oshkosh Valley Christian 81
Hortonville 48, New London 37
Kenosha Reuther 79, Ethan Allen 61
Ladysmith 69, Tomahawk 48
Lakeview Christian Academy, Minn. 87, South Shore 45
Mellen 50, Solon Springs 47
Minong Northwood vs. Lake Holcombe, postponed
Necedah 63, Port Edwards 60
New Auburn 57, Birchwood 50
Orangeville, Ill. 72, South Wayne Black Hawk 70, 2 OT
Phelps 44, Gresham 43
Platteville 56, Belmont 37
Stephenson, Mich. 60, Marinette St. Thomas Aquinas 37
Stevens Point Pacelli 58, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 37
Suring 71, Oconto 57
Three Lakes 53, Goodman 41
Wabeno 48, Florence 45
Walworth Big Foot 53, Williams Bay 37
Waterloo 68, Dodgeland 37
White Lake 56, Elcho 43
Girls' high school basketball...
Almond-Bancroft 35, Westfield 31
Ashwaubenon 44, Kaukauna 39
Boyceville 57, Elk Mound 43
Edgar 69, Abbotsford 43
Ellsworth 60, Lake City, Minn. 32
Flambeau 61, Cameron 60, OT
Hurley 61, Drummond 33
Mellen 56, Solon Springs 17
Mondovi 53, Elmwood 42
Neillsville 53, Nekoosa 16
New Auburn 34, Birchwood 19
North Crawford vs. Lansing-Kee, Iowa, postponed
North Fond du Lac 44, Campbellsport 38
Plum City at Colfax, postponed (rescheduled for Feb. 28)
South Shore 62, Ironwood Michigan 38
St. Croix Central 38, Glenwood City 37
Washburn 67, Bayfield 25
Wild Rose 46, Wautoma 33
Winneconne 47, Omro 32