Wisconsin Sports Roundup: UW-Milwaukee remains winless on the roadWisconsin Sports
-- The U-W Milwaukee men’s basketball team is now 0-10 on their opponents’ floors, after losing at Loyola-of-Chicago last night 76-65.
CHICAGO - The UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team is now 0-10 on their opponents’ floors, after losing at Loyola-of-Chicago last night 76-65.
The Ramblers pulled away with a 20-0 run midway through the second half. Germantown native Ben Averkamp had a personal 6-0 run during that stretch. He scored 22 on the night, as Loyola shot 53-percent from the floor with a 35-25 rebounding edge. The Ramblers improved to 3-5 in the Horizon League and 13-8 overall. Jordan Aaron and freshman Austin Arians each scored 17 for UW-Milwaukee, which has lost four straight and fell to 1-7 in the conference and 5-17 overall. Counting tournament games, the Panthers are now 0-12 on the road this season. They’ll play at Valparaiso tomorrow.
The Marquette University women lost their 11th straight game to Rutgers last night, 72-54 in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles led by one at the break. Monique Oliver then scored Rutgers’ first 10 points in the second half to put the Scarlet Knights up by five – and they rolled from there. Oliver scored 18 of her season-high 23 points in the second half. She also had 10 rebounds, as Rutgers improved to 12-8 overall and 3-4 in the Big East. Katherine Plouffe had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Marquette, which dropped to 2-5 in the conference and 10-10 overall. The Eagles will host DePaul on Saturday
The UW-Stevens Point men lost their first WIAC conference game last night, falling at UW-Platteville 54-46. The Pointers – who are ranked fifth in the NCAA’s Division III – dropped to 11-1 in league play, and 18-6 overall. Point also ended an eight-game winning streak. Platteville jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never trailed after that, as Stevens Point shot a season-low 30.6 percent. The Pioneers got to the free throw line 32 times to Point’s 12 – and Platteville hit 26 of their free shots. Chas Cross scored 16 points for the Pioneers, who improved to 8-and-4 in the WIAC and 15-6 overall. Trevor Haas led Stevens Point with 12 points.
Starting this fall, Wisconsin high school soccer will have four divisions instead of three for both boys and girls. The WIAA’s Board of Control unanimously approved the change yesterday at a meeting in Stevens Point. Each division will have four teams qualify for their state tournaments. Until now, Division 1 had eight schools advance while the others had four. The purpose is to eliminate a large enrollment gap between Division 1 schools at the state tourneys. The board also made a change for blow-out games in high school football. The game reverts to a running clock in the second half when one team leads by 35 points – and if the trailing team reduces the margin, the regular clock rules reapply. Under the new change, the running clock will continue in the fourth quarter even if the margin drops below five touchdowns.