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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Successful Friday for UW teams

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened its first Big Ten game at home with a win, thumping Penn State 7-1 in front of a corwd of nearly 9,000 at the Kohl Center.

The 17th-ranked Badgers outshot the Nittany Lions 43-28, while going 0-3 on the power play. Junior goaltender Joel Rumpel made 28 saves in goal and improved his record to 3-1 on the season.  Seven different Badger players scored and Joe LaBate had three assists while Mark Zengerle had two. Tyler Barnes had a goal and an assist. Badgers will go for the sweep tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kohl Center.


The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team returned home to LaBahn Arena and crushed Bemidji State 7-2 last night. No. 2 ranked Badgers were led by Madison Packer’s three goals while teammate Katy Josephs had two. Courtney Burke had three assists. UW goalie Ann-Rene Desbiens made 16 saves.  UW scored five unanswered goals after the game was tied 2-2 early in the second period. The series concludes Sunday in Madison at 2:07 p.m.


Ellen Chapman had 12 kills and five blocks, leading the University of Wisconsin-Madison volleyball team to a three-set sweep over UW-Milwaukee last night (25-11, 25-14, 25-15) at the UW Field House in Madison. The 12-seeded Badgers hit a second-best .461 in the match, with 45 kills in 89 attempts.  It’s the first time since 2007 the Badgers have won an NCAA tournament match since 2007. Wisconsin takes on California in second-round action tonight.  Cal topped North Carolina in the other first-round match also played in Madison.


The University of Wisconsin wrestling team upset No. 7 ranked Illinois 19-18 Friday afternoon at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center in Madison. The Badgers trailed 15-13 during Isaac Jordan’s 157-pound match before the Illinois wrestler was disqualified for stalling, giving UW a 19-15 lead which they held on for the win. Also winning for UW was Jackson Hein at 184 pounds, Connor Medberry at heavyweight, Tyler Graff at 133, and T.J. Ruschell at 149. UW improves to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten. The Badgers wrestle at Michigan State on Sunday


Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Khris Middleton scored a career-high 29 points last night in a 109-105 overtime win against Washington. John Henson tallied a double-double, with 19 points and 17 rebounds in the win. The Wizards were shut down in the overtime period, shooting 0 for 6 from the field.


The eighth-ranked University of Wisconsin men's basketball team attempts to keep their perfect season intact on Saturday afternoon, as they begin a season-long, four-game homestand with a matchup versus the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Kohl Center this afternoon. Tip time is at 1:05 p.m. and the match-up will be broadcast on BTN. It's been a relatively slow start to the season by Marquette's lofty standards, as it is a rather modest 5-3. The Golden Eagles made a run to the championship game of last weekend's Wooden Legacy following wins over Cal State Fullerton (86-66) and George Washington (76-60), but they fell short of the title with a 67-59 loss at the hands of San Diego State on Sunday. Wisconsin has gradually crept up the national rankings in recent weeks thanks to several wins over top-notch competition. The Badgers made a statement in the first week of the season wit a 59-53 victory over nationally-ranked Florida, then after claiming the Cancun Challenge championship with wins over Saint Louis (63-57) and West Virginia (70-63), they captured an outstanding road victory over Virginia on Wednesday night, 48-38. These intrastate rivals have met 119 times previously, with Wisconsin holding to a 64-55 advantage. Marquette has won four of the past six meetings, however, including a 60-50 decision at home nearly a year ago to the day on Dec. 8, 2012. This match-up is one of the oldest in Division I college basketball as the teams first met in 1917.


There’s no game today for the Wisconsin Badgers, but the waiting game as to which bowl the team will travel to will end this weekend. Latest projections show a New Year’s Eve bowl game, either the Outback or Capital One Bowl. The bowl selection hinges on the outcome of the Big Ten Championship game between unbeaten Ohio State and Michigan State tonight. Bowl bids will be announced on Sunday, with tickets going on sale Monday morning.





Wisconsin def. Milwaukee 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-15)

Marquette def. Louisville 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-19)




Carthage 74, (9) Calvin 68

Multnomah Bible 126, Maranatha Baptist 93




(17) Wisconsin 7, Penn State 1



(2) Wisconsin 7, Bemidji State 2



Milwaukee 109, Washington 105 (OT)



Milwaukee 5, Oklahoma City 2





Almond-Bancroft 71, Bowler 25

De Pere 74, Manitowoc Lincoln 25

Green Bay Preble 68, Sheboygan North 56

Jefferson 50, Evansville 29

Lakeland 67, Northland Pines 25

Little Chute 60, Waupaca 33

Madison Memorial 64, Janesville Parker 48

Merrill 51, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 44

Milwaukee South 59, West Allis Nathan Hale 41

Necedah 69, Dodgeland 42

Neenah 48, Oshkosh West 22

North Crawford 65, Wauzeka-Steuben 43

Plymouth 78, Sheboygan Falls 38

Seymour 68, Luxemburg-Casco 53

Siren 45, Grantsburg 33

Stevens Point 70, Wausau East 33

Two Rivers 64, Kewaskum 29

Valders 66, Chilton 55

Waupun 56, Kiel 38

West Bend East 61, Hartford Union 51

West De Pere 66, Oconto Falls 31

West Salem 59, Viroqua 41

Wisconsin Dells 59, Westfield Area 41

Wisconsin Lutheran 71, Beaver Dam 41

Wrightstown 54, Manitowoc Lutheran 39



Madison Abundant Life Christian/Country Day/St. Ambrose 34, Hartland University Lake School 29

Algoma 56, Sturgeon Bay 14

Beaver Dam 70, Milwaukee Bradley Technical 24

Bloomer 60, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 23

Bonduel 54, Gillett 20

Clayton 48, Minong Northwood 32

Columbus 46, Hortonville 41

Durand 61, Amery 36

Independence 35, Elmwood 8

Sussex Hamilton 44, Muskego 23

Hurley 64, Butternut 10

Ladysmith 68, Northwestern 25

Living Word Lutheran 46, University School of Milwaukee 36

Owen-Withee 77, Granton 26

Milwaukee Pius XI 74, Saint Francis 12

Randolph 58, Montello 10

Reedsburg Area 46, Fort Atkinson 36

Eau Claire Regis 66, Chippewa Falls McDonell 44

Shiocton 23, Stockbridge 14