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-- The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team will host Cleveland State tonight. Both teams will try to snap two-game losing streaks.
MILWAUKEE - The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team will host Cleveland State tonight. Both teams will try to snap two-game losing streaks.
The Panthers were pounded at Wright State on Sunday, after losing by a point at Detroit last Friday night. Cleveland State is coming off losses to Valparaiso and Butler. Milwaukee is 8-7 in the Horizon League, and 15-12 overall. UWM is in sixth place, but is just one game out of third. And the Panthers are in good shape for hosting a Horizon League tournament game in two weeks. Cleveland State comes in with a 10-4 conference mark. The Vikings are 20-6 overall. Starting point guard Kaylon Williams is finally getting some rest, as freshman backup Shaquille Boga improves. Williams has averaged almost 34 minutes a game, the fourth-highest in the league. Coach Rob Jeter says he's more confident about using Boga to give Williams a breather. Boga played a season-high 21 minutes against Wright State.
Also tonight, the UW-Green Bay men host Youngstown State. And the Marquette University women play at South Florida.
UW-Whitewater dropped five places to Number-nine in the new men's Division III basketball poll from D3hoops.com. The Warhawks fell to 20-3 overall, after losing to UW-Superior by two points on Saturday. UW-Stevens Point remains 12th in the new poll. River Falls jumped six spots to 19th. Edgewood received votes. Hope College of Michigan is still the men's Number-One.
In the D3hoops.com women's poll, Stevens Point is still 10th. River Falls jumped three places to 18th. Eau Claire remains at No. 22. And Whitewater returned to the poll in 25th. Amherst of Massachusetts is still Number-One.
Kassie Robinson of UW-La Crosse made the national women's Team-of-the-Week from D3hoops.com. Robinson, a senior center, averaged 21 points, 10-and-a-half rebounds, and three blocked shots as La Crosse went 2-0 last week. She shot 50-percent from the floor.
Undefeated Germantown is still the boys' Division-One leader in this week's AP state high school basketball polls. Germantown is 19-0. Madison Memorial is again at Number-two, following by Milwaukee Rufus King and De Pere. In Division-Two, Onalaska remains on top. Rice Lake is second, and Kaukauna third. Little Chute is still the Division-Three leader, followed by Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau and East Troy. Cuba City remains atop Division-Four, with Whitefish Bay Dominican and Auburndale second-and-third. And Racine Lutheran continues to lead Division-Five, followed by Clayton and Prentice.
In the AP girls' poll, Milwaukee Vincent is the new Division-One leader, moving up from second a week ago. Racine J.I. Case is now second, and Chippewa Falls third. Nicolet, which was Number-One for much of the season, dropped to fourth. New London still tops Division-Two, followed by New Berlin Eisenhower and Monona Grove. Brillion and Lomira are now tied for the top spot in Division-Three, as Lomira moved up from second. Whitefish Bay Dominican is third, and Adams-Friendship is fourth. Eau Claire Regis still leads Division-Four, followed by Neillsville and Oshkosh Lourdes. And Wausau Newman remains atop Division-Five, with Wisconsin Rapids Assumption second and Seneca third.
Ninety Wisconsin high schools will compete in the boys' state high school hockey regionals that begin tonight. Fifty-two teams will square off in the first round this evening. Thirty-eight other teams have byes until Thursday, including the top-seeds in all eight sections -- Eau Claire Memorial, Mequon Homestead, Kettle Moraine-Mukwonago, Superior, Green Bay Notre Dame, Verona, Onalaska, and last year's state champion Wausau West. All the schools are in one division. Sectionals will be played next week, and the state tournament is set for March first-through-third in Madison. The girls' hockey regionals will begin on Thursday night.
In women's college basketball...
Alverno 71, Maranatha Baptist 68
Wisconsin boys' high school basketball...
Bonduel 78, Gillett 35
Brodhead 55, Monticello 37
Chequamegon 63, Northland Pines 50
Clintonville 48, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 35
Coleman Faith Christian 62, Rock County Christian 40
Columbus 52, Palmyra-Eagle 39
Cudahy 68, St. Francis 47
Darlington 49, New Glarus 46
Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 49, Lake Holcombe 36
Elkhorn 56, Whitewater 36
Fond du Lac Springs 69, Mayville 53
Gibraltar 51, Coleman 35
Gilmanton 64, Plum City 55
Highland 64, Pecatonica 52
Juda 77, Johnson Creek 31
Lakeshore Christian 46, Delafield St. John's Northwestern 32
Lakeside Lutheran 70, Waupun Central Wisconsin Christian 65
Marshall 78, Beloit Turner 55
Merrill 37, Stevens Point 31
Oconto 53, Crivitz 46
Onalaska Luther 75, Whitehall 60
Pardeeville 55, Deerfield 46
Pittsville 39, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 21
Platteville 58, River Ridge 52
Potosi 66, Albany 49
Princeton 54, St. Lawrence Seminary 36
Royall 84, Kickapoo 31
Southwestern 85, Argyle 47
Unity 65, Prairie Farm 44
Westby 79, Lancaster 37
Girls' high school basketball...
Alma/Pepin 76, Spring Valley 48
Arcadia 41, Fall Creek 40
Barron 48, Amery 34
Bayfield 41, Solon Springs 31
Brillion 36, Manitowoc Lutheran 33
Chilton 47, Hilbert 42
Chippewa Falls McDonell 57, Elk Mound 51
Clayton 55, Siren 54
Clinton 74, Jefferson 64
Crandon 38, Goodman/Pembine 36, 2OT
Cudahy 62, St. Francis 30
Eau Claire Regis 69, Boyceville 35
Elcho 42, Phelps 31
Freedom 43, Winneconne 28
Glenwood City 73, Clear Lake 53
Green Bay West 53, Sevastopol 39
Hartland University Lake School 40, Watertown Maranatha Baptist 35
Hurley 64, Ironwood, Michigan 35
Ithaca 55, Riverdale 35
Lancaster 51, Iowa-Grant 27
Manitowoc Roncalli 49, Valders 20
Mellen 74, Wakefield-Marenisco, Mich. 17
Menasha St. Mary Central 51, Mishicot 49
Milton 45, Kettle Moraine 42
Neillsville 40, Auburndale 21
Nekoosa 77, Athens 41
Owen-Withee 63, Abbotsford 34
Slinger 51, Oshkosh North 27
South Shore 65, Drummond 43
Southwestern 50, Benton/Shullsburg 41
Spencer 76, Rib Lake 24
Three Lakes 70, White Lake 23
Unity 61, Prairie Farm 27
Wabeno 39, Florence 21
Washburn 49, Butternut 8
Wauzeka 58, Cassville 25
Whitefish Bay Dominican 61, Pewaukee 49
Winter 50, Turtle Lake 38
Wisconsin Dells 45, River Valley 42
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 41, Granton 31
Wrightstown 59, Reedsville 40