Morning State Sports Briefs: UWM men's hoops off to 4-0 startWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team is 4-0 for the first time in seven years, after creaming Texas Southern 73-38 at home yesterday.
MILWAUKEE - The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team is 4-0 for the first time in seven years, after creaming Texas Southern 73-38 at home yesterday.
The Panthers jumped out to a 25-2 lead midway through the first half, and rolled from there. Senior point guard Kaylon Williams had 17 points, six assists, and five rebounds for UWM. Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 13 for Texas Southern, which fell to 1-3. Milwaukee will play at Michigan State on Wednesday night.
The University of Wisconsin football team will start sophomore Travis Fredrick at center on Saturday, when the Badgers host their regular season finale against Penn State. Sophomore Ryan Groy was benched in the win over Illinois this past weekend, when he blew the snap on two straight plays in the third quarter. Offensive line coach Bob Bostad said quote, "the game got a little big" for Groy, who was filling in for the injured Peter Konz. Fredrick was the Badgers' No. 1 center in 2009, but he only started two games at that spot due to an ankle injury. He took a red-shirt last season. Wisconsin needs a victory over Penn State to clinch the Leaders' Division and a spot in the Big Ten title game December third with a chance to play in the Rose Bowl. The Badgers rose one spot to 16th last night in the BCS Standings with an overall record of 9-2. They also rose one place to 12th in the coaches' poll, and they remain 15th in the AP media poll. Saturday's game kick's off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised by ABC.
The Milwaukee Admirals hockey team topped San Antonio 3-1 at home yesterday. Ryan Ellis, Chris Mueller, and Juuso Puustinen scored for Milwaukee. The Admirals have won five of their last seven, and they're now 4-4 at home.
The Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team won at Missouri yesterday 11-6. Jonathan Santos had a three-point goal and an assist for Milwaukee.
The University of Wisconsin wrestling team lost its first dual meet of the season to Hofstra 25-12 in Hempstead N.Y. Sunday. Winning their matches for the Badgers were Cole Schmitt by decision at 133 pounds, Jackson Hein, also by decision at 197 and Frank Cousins by pinfall at 174. UW's record dropped to 5-1 overall. They had beaten Princeton and Rider on Friday as part of an east coast road trip. UW will next participate in the Cliff Keene Invitational Dec. 2-3 in Las Vegas.
In women's college basketball...
Millikin 78, UW-Whitewater 73
Dubuque 67, UW-Platteville 57
Loras 47, Edgewood 42