Sunday State Sports Briefs: UWM tops UWGB 64-63Wisconsin Sports
-- A three-point shot in the final second spells victory for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kaylon Williams’ bomb pushed the Panthers past UW-Green Bay 64-63 Saturday.
GREEN BAY - A three-point shot in the final second spells victory for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kaylon Williams’ bomb pushed the Panthers past UW-Green Bay 64-63 Saturday.
Green Bay had taken a 63-57 lead with less than to go – when Milwaukee scored the last seven points of the game. Paris Gulley led the Panthers scoring with 18 points. Keifer Sykes topped Green Back with 20. Milwaukee is now 11-6 overall, including 4-1 in Horizon League play. Green Bay drops to 6-9 overall, 2-3 in league games.
Packer offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is the latest candidate to interview for the head coaching position in Miami. He was in talks with Dolphin team officials yesterday. Philbin has been with Green Bay since 2003 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007. The Dolphins’ first choice is said to be former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher, but Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub and interim Miami coach Todd Bowles have also been interviewed. Bowles took over when Tony Sparano was fired with three games left in the season.
A third-period power-play goal by Jake McCabe gives the Wisconsin Badgers a 2-1 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology. The win improves the record to 9-9-2 for the men’s hockey squad. Jake McCabe scored the winning goal early in the period, giving coach Mike Eaves’ team a sweep of the weekend series at the Kohl Center. Mark Zengerle assisted on both Wisconsin scores to give him at least a point in 19 straight games, two away from the school record. Joseph LaBate had put the Badgers ahead with the first goal of the game at 2:18 in the second period. Rochester tied it less than four minutes later, then game stayed knotted at 1-1 until McCabe found the net. The visitors made a final period push, but Joel Rumpel turned away all 10 shots to seal the win.
The Milwaukee Brewers will know some time early next month whether all-star outfielder Ryan Braun will be suspended when the 2012 season begins. An arbitration hearing will be held later this month to give the National League Most Valuable Player a chance to challenge the positive drug test reported in October. If the verdict stands, Braun would be suspended for the first 50 games of the coming season.
Fox Sports is reporting the Milwaukee Brewers have signed utility infielder Brooks Conrad. Conrad is a switch-hitter who plays both second and third base. He hit .223 last season, with four home runs in 122 plate appearances with the Atlanta Braves.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker coach Kevin Greene was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame yesterday. Greene played for the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers. He has been eligible for induction for the last eight seasons, but this is the first time the five-time Pro Bowl selection made it to the finals. Greene was one of the most outstanding outside linebackers in the history of the 3-4 defense. He finished with the third-most sacks of any NFL defender. He will be considered for induction when the selection committee meets the Indianapolis the day before Super Bowl XLVI. Greene will need 80 percent of the vote to be elected.
--Division I Women
Marquette 69, Seton Hall 60
UW-Green Bay 88, UW-Milwaukee 53
--Division II Men
UW-Parkside 76, Maryville 62
--Division II Women
Maryville 62, UW-Parkside 55
--Division III Men
(10) UW-Whitewater 84, UW-River Falls 70
(13) UW-Stevens Point 85, UW-Eau Claire 74
Aurora 83, Marian 75
Beloit 86, Lawrence 64
Benedictine 55, Wisconsin Lutheran 52
Carroll 74, St. Norbert 64
Carthage 86, Millikin 50
Concordia-Mequon 78, Dominican 75
Lakeland 76, Rockford 67
Milwaukee School of Engineering 64, Edgewood 59
UW-La Crosse 75, UW-Oshkosh 69
UW-Stout 64, Gustavus Adolphus 62
UW-Superior 64, UW-Platteville 61
--Division III Women
(9) UW-Stevens Point 64, UW-Eau Claire 60
UW-Whitewater 64, (9) UW-River Falls 53
(25) Carthage 66, Millikin 49
Alverno 49, Concordia-Chicago 38
Beloit 71, Lawrence 64
Concordia-Mequon 79, Dominican 58
Lakeland 84, Rockford 75
Marian 76, Aurora 53
Milwaukee School of Engineering 62, Edgewood 53
St. Norbert 69, Carroll 58
UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Oshkosh 54
UW-Superior 69, UW-Platteville 50
Wisconsin Lutheran 75, Benedictine 56
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Beaver Dam 66, Waukesha South 56
Berlin 53, Adams-Friendship 31
Cambridge 68, Hustisford 41
Duluth East, Minn. 86, Rice Lake 74
Kenosha St. Joseph 64, Burlington Catholic Central 52
Milwaukee Messmer 71, Living Word Lutheran 33
Mondovi 64, Bangor 58
Mosinee 66, West Salem 54
Randolph 58, Oregon 40
Watertown 63, Lake Geneva Badger 41
Wauwatosa East 61, Wauwatosa West 39
Whitefish Bay Dominican 74, Brookfield Academy 48
Clinton 61, North Boone, Ill. 34
Colfax 53, Hayward 50
Eau Claire Memorial 48, River Falls 38
Eau Claire North 47, Chippewa Falls 44
Oconto 47, Marinette 32
Owen-Withee 78, Almond-Bancroft 21
Verona 42, Madison East 16