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Men’s Baseball
Cumberland University 11-4, Clarke 7-6

Men’s Lacrosse
Ottawa 10, Clarke 3

Men’s Volleyball
Loras 3, Fontbonne 1
Clarke 3, Morningside College 0

The Dubuque Fighting Saints got contributions from all forward lines in a full 60-minute effort, as they defeated the Omaha Lancers 5-2 on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center. It was the team’s first win since February 3, and it brought the team’s five-game losing streak to an end.

Boy’s and Girl’s Regional/Women’s College Basketball Scores

Boys High School Basketball
Iowa Class 4A Substate Semi-Finals
Hempstead 87, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 59
Senior 72, Waterloo West 66
(Hempstead and Senior play Tuesday night at Western Dubuque High School and broadcast on AM 1370 with pregame at 6:45pm)

Illinois Class 1A Regional Final
East Dubuque 35, Milledgeville 26
(East Dubuque meets Orangeville in the Sectional semi-final on Tuesday night at Pecatonica)

Girls High School Basketball
Wisconsin Regional Semi-Final Scores:

Division 4
Cuba City 49, Cambridge 38
Mineral Point 68, Waterloo 47
Darlington 83, Belleville 65

Division 5
Shullsburg 59, Potosi 43
Benton 37, River Ridge 29
Black Hawk 57, Argyle 22
Riverdale 65, Wauzeka-Steuben 43

Women’s College Basketball
Iowa State 70, Texas 66
Drake 70, UNI 57

Cubs extend Strop…Hawks sit Schroder…Kansas freshman charged…Co-leaders in Honda Classic

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has accepted a two-year, $11.85 million package that includes a club option for 2019. The contract replaces the one-year, $5.5 million pact he accepted earlier this month. Strop was 2-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 54 appearances for Chicago last year and is 15-20 with a 3.23 earned run average in eight big league season that include stops in Texas and Baltimore.

ATLANTA (AP) – Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder served a team-imposed suspension last night against Miami after failing to report to the team on time following the All-Star break. Schroder returned to his native Germany for the break, and the team apparently didn’t like his explanation for his late return. Without him, the Hawks were slammed by the Miami Heat, 108-90..

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas freshman basketball player Josh Jackson has been charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar Dec. 9. Coach Bill Self said he was disappointed with Jackson and pointed out that the “appropriate in-house discipline” was applied. The charge comes as the third-ranked Jayhawks face an onslaught of legal issues, including an investigation into an alleged rape where the team and some non-athlete upperclassmen live.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Ryan Palmer carded seven birdies in a 5-under 65 that gives him a share of the lead at the midway point of the PGA’s Honda Classic. Tour rookie Wesley Bryan has matched Palmer and minus-9 for the tournament after firing a 3-under 67 on Friday. They are one stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and two better than Anirban Lahiri.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars for a conditional draft pick. Eaves already has career highs of 21 goals and 37 points this season, doing it in 59 games. He’s fourth in the NHL with 11 power-play goals and has produced 16 points with the man advantage.

Area Scoreboard (2/24)

Boys High School Basketball

3A District 7 Final
Wahlert 61, Assumption, Davenport 53

3A District 8 Final
Cedar Rapids Xavier 63, Mount Vernon 55
(Wahlert meets Xavier on Monday night at 6:30 at US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids)

1A District 7 Final
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 54, Central Elkader 37
1A District 8 Final
North Linn, Troy Mills 59, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 48
(Clayton Ridge meets North Linn on Saturday night at Manchester 7:00)


Dodgeville 77, Platteville 64
Prairie du Chien 64, River Valley 35
Cuba City 69, Boscobel 47
Fennimore 74, Southwestern 51
Darlington 86, Riverdale 46
Benton 85, Belmont 62
Shullsburg 65, Cassville 41

College Basketball

Loras Men and Women Fall In IIAC Semi-Finals

  • The Loras men’s basketball team team fell at home to Wartburg, 92-89 in the Iowa Conference Semi Finals. Senior Justin VanWambeke finished the night with 28 points, while sophomore Demond George added 19 points. Loras closed the season with an 18-9 record.
  • The Loras women’s team lost on the road to Luther, 65-62. On the night, senior Erin Weaver and junior Cyerra Hutchins pitched in 15 points apiece. The Duhawks season ends with a record of 17-and-10.

Thunder add forwards at deadline…Williams eyes Cavs…Earnhardt strong in return

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder have bolstered their roster by acquiring forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Chicago Bulls. The Thunder give up Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow in a trade that also sends a second-round pick in 2018 to Oklahoma City. McDermott is expected to solidify the Thunder’s outside shooting attack, and Gibson fills a void left when Oklahoma City dealt Serge Ibaka  in last year’s NBA draft.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Deron Williams is interested in joining the Cleveland Cavaliers after being waived by the Dallas Mavericks. The 32-year-old Williams averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 assists for the Mavs this season, his 12th in the NBA. His interest in the Cavs comes after LeBron James said earlier this season that the Cavaliers were in need of another playmaker off the bench to backup starter Kyrie Irving.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was denied a victory in his first competitive race since a concussion caused him to miss almost half of last year’s NASCAR season. Earnhardt led for 53 laps before Hamlin zoomed past him on the final lap to win the back end of the Twin 150s at Daytona Beach. Daytona 500 pole-sitter Chase Elliott finished ahead of Jamie McMurray in the opening race.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – PGA rookies Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan share the lead heading into the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National. Both shot 6-under 64s yesterday for a one-shot advantage over two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and Anirban Lahiri of India. Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter are among a group of seven at minus-4.

UNDATED (AP) – Utah freshman forward Devon Daniels has been suspended indefinitely due to conduct detrimental to the team. Daniels has started 26 of the Utes’ 27 games this season and ranks second on the team in assists and fourth in scoring. The suspension comes amid a four-game losing streak that has Utah in danger of missing the NCAA tournament.

National Scoreboard (2/24)

Final Portland 112 Orlando 103
Final OT Detroit 114 Charlotte 108
Final Houston 129 New Orleans 99
Final Cleveland 119 N-Y Knicks 104
Final Sacramento 116 Denver 100
Final Golden State 123 L.A. Clippers 113

Final N-Y Islanders 3 Montreal 0
Final Calgary 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final SO N-Y Rangers 2 Toronto 1
Final Nashville 4 Colorado 2
Final Chicago 6 Arizona 3
Final Boston 4 L.A. Kings 1

Final (1) Gonzaga 96 San Diego 38
Final (4) Arizona 90 Southern Cal 77
Final (5) UCLA 87 Arizona St. 75
Final (15) Cincinnati 87 Memphis 74
Final Ohio St. 83 (16) Wisconsin 73
Final (20) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 78 Pepperdine 49

MVC All Division Girls Basketball

The 2016-17 Mississippi Valley Conference Girls’ Basketball All-Division selections have been announced.

In the Valley Division; senior Megan Grounau of Hempstead was a unanimous 1st team selection. Morgan Krug was chosen to the 2nd team. Honorable  Mention were Madison Fleckenstein and Morgan Kluesner. Sachi Biehl and Alli Udelhofen of Senior were Honorable Mention choices.

In the Mississippi Division; Wahlert’s Krystal Tranel was named to the 2nd team. Golden Eagle teammates Anna Herrig and Claire Ott were honorable mention.

Wisconsin High School State Wrestling

State Wrestling at Kohl Center in Madison

The Wisconsin High School State Wrestling Tournament gets underway today at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Fennimore leads the way for area teams with state qualifiers in 9 weight classes. Iowa-Grant/Highland has 5 qualifiers while Mineral Point has 3. Lancaster, Belmont/Platteville, and Darlington/Black Hawk each have 2. Aaron McCarthy of Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern is the team’s lone qualifier.

Wrestlers in Division 2 and 3 will have their preliminary round matches starting at approximately 7:15 this evening.  The state quarterfinals will be tomorrow morning and the semi-finals tomorrow night. The state championship matches in each division will be at 5 o’clock on Saturday night.

Mustang Bowlers Win The State Crown


The Hempstead High School boys bowling team came home with a Class 3A state championship from the State Bowling Tournament in Des Moines. The Mustangs totaled 3194 in front of second place Marshalltown with 3111.

Hempstead’s Justin Lanser was won the state individual title with a 480. Mustang teammate Cody Beck was 4th with a score of 459.

Area Scoreboard (2/23)

High School Boys Basketball

1A Illinois Regional Semi’s at Stockton

  • East Dubuque 40, Galena 27

(East Dubuque meets Milldedgeville or Stockton Friday night)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Clarke 75, Missouri Valley 73

College Women’s Basketball

  • Clarke 94, Missouri Valley 91
  • Indiana 80, Iowa 77
  • Wisconsin 59, Illinois 55

College Baseball

  • Iowa 8, Loras 1

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Lakeland 3, Loras 0 (25-18, 25-17, 27-25)

Women’s Lacrosse

Dubuque 15, Clarke 4

Ducks still alive for Pac-12 title…Syracuse beats Duke on buzzer-beater

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – Sixth-ranked Oregon kept its hopes alive for a Pac-12 title thanks to Dylan Brooks’ 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left as the Ducks rallied from 16 points down to beat Cal 68-65. The Ducks were down 10 with just over 4 minutes left before rallying for the win that moved them a half-game behind Arizona for first place in the conference. Oregon holds the tiebreaker.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Third-ranked Kansas has clinched at least a share of its 13th straight championship in the Big 12 Conference. Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Carlton Bragg added 15 off the bench and Kansas beat TCU 87-68 last night to improve to 25-3.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – They stormed the court at the Carrier Dome last night as unranked Syracuse kept its postseason hopes alive by upsetting 10th-ranked Duke 78-75 on John Gillon’s 3-pointer at the buzzer. The ‘Cuse is 17-12 overall and 9-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA returns from its week-long All-Star break with six games on the schedule tonight, including the Los Angeles Clippers visiting Oakland to play the NBA champion Warriors. Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul has been cleared to play by doctors after being sidelined over a month with a torn ligament in his left thumb and having surgery in January.

NEW YORK (AP) – The four-pitch intentional walk is going the way of the eight-track tape player, the Edsel and the dodo bird. Starting this season, teams will just be allowed to use a hand signal to walk a batter rather than pitching four wide ones at the plate.

National Scoreboard (2/23)

Final Edmonton 4 Florida 3
Final Washington 4 Philadelphia 1
Final Anaheim 5 Boston 3

Final (22) Butler 74 (2) Villanova 66
Final (3) Kansas 87 TCU 68
Final (6) Oregon 68 California 65
Final (8) North Carolina 74 (7) Louisville 63
Final Syracuse 78 (10) Duke 75
Final Providence 68 (23) Creighton 66
Final Minnesota 89 (24) Maryland 75

College Basketball Round-Up (2/22)

   Jok, Iowa beats Indiana in OT 96-90

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Senior Peter Jok scored 35 points as Iowa rallied from 13 down to beat Indiana 96-90 in overtime on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Jok made a program record 22 free throws for the Hawkeyes (15-13, 7-8 Big Ten), which made 39 free throws to Indiana’s 16.Jok hit a pair of free throws and two more off a subsequent steal, putting Iowa ahead 84-81 with 2:14 left in OT. The Hawkeyes then forced another turnover, and Jok made it six straight free throws and an 86-81 Hawkeyes lead. Tyler Cook’s dunk with 59 seconds left sealed it for Iowa, which came back from a 17-4 deficit to start play. Iowa took its first lead, 73-71, on a Cook 3-point play with 2:10 left in regulation, but Josh Newkirk’s free throws with 25.6 seconds to go brought the Hoosiers even at 75-all. Cook missed a jumper at the buzzer to push the game into overtime.

Robert Johnson scored 19 points with seven assists and Thomas Bryant finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana (15-13, 5-10), which committed 22 turnovers in losing its fifth straight.


Big second half leads Illinois over Northwestern 66-50

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Malcolm Hill scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 66-50 win over Northwestern on Tuesday night.The two teams played a tight contest where the deficit didn’t grow larger than four points for much of the game. But Northwestern suffered an eight-minute scoring drought in the last 10 minutes and Illinois build its lead to double digits for the first time.Illinois (16-12, 6-9 Big Ten) controlled the pace for much of the game, including offensively where the Illini shot 40 percent from the field and 6 of 18 from 3-point range.Leron Black had a strong presence, scoring seven of the Illini’s first eight points. He finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Bryant McIntosh led the way for Northwestern (20-8, 9-6) with 16 points.




Loras Women Advances To IIAC Sem-Finals

The Loras women’s basketball team defeated Nebraska Wesleyan on Tuesday night with a final score of 79-61 to advance to the semifinals of the Iowa Conference Tournament. Senior Lori Obendorf led the Duhawks with a career-high 31 points and became the 10th member of the 1,000-point club at Loras as a result. The Naperville, Ill. native added 15 rebounds and four blocks for her sixth double-double of the season.Loras will travel to Decorah on Thursday night for a semi-final match-up with the Luther Norse.

Area Scoreboard (2/22)

Girls High School Basketball

Class 4A Region 5 Regional Final

North Scott, Eldridge 43, Epworth, Western Dubuque 42

WISCONSIN Regional 1st Round
River Valley 48,Prairie du Chien 25

Fennimore 55, Montello 45
Boscobel 55, Luther 46
Lancaster 46, New Glarus 41
Cambridge 77, Iowa Grant 36

Shullsburg 53, Southwestern 12
Potosi 56, Ithica 49
River Ridge 50, Kickapoo 28
Benton 59, Highland 39
Belmont 60, Desoto 55 (ot)
Wauzeka Steuben 63, Cassville 53
Riverdale 71, North Crawford 27
Boys High School Basketball
2A District 5  Championship
Dike-New Hartford 58, Jesup 54

2A District 6  Championship
Cascade,Western Dubuque 56, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 50, 3OT
(Cascade meets Dike New Hartford Saturday night at Independence in the Substate Final)

1A District 7 Substate 4 Semifinal
Central Elkader 58, East Buchanan, Winthrop 38
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 48, Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 41

Baylor hangs on to end 2-game slide…Lakers taking on new look under Magic

WACO, Texas (AP) – Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma last night to remain tied for second place with No. 12 West Virginia and Iowa State in the Big 12. Baylor held on despite not making a field goal in the last 6 minutes.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The 19-39 Los Angeles Lakers will have a new look in the front office when they resume play after the All-Star break. Luke Walton remains coach but Magic Johnson is now running the basketball side of things as new president of basketball operations. General manager Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, who had been the Lakers’ executive vice president of basketball operations, were sacked yesterday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lou Williams, who had been the Lakers’ leading scorer at 18.6 points a game, won’t be a part of the new Lakers look under Magic Johnson. Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick yesterday.

UNDATED (AP) – One more night off from the seven-day NBA All-Star break before action resumes in the stretch run for the playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers start their final 27-game part of the regular season by hosting the lowly New York Knicks in one of six games on the NBA schedule Thursday night.

PHOENIX (AP) – Major League Baseball intends to give the players’ association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher’s mound starting in 2018. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can alter playing rules only with agreement from the union – unless it gives one year’s notice. With the one year of notice, management can make changes on its own.

National Scoreboard (2/22)

Final Ottawa 2 New Jersey 1
Final Pittsburgh 3 Carolina 1
Final SO Montreal 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Tampa Bay 4 Edmonton 1
Final OT Toronto 5 Winnipeg 4
Final N-Y Islanders 3 Detroit 1
Final OT Calgary 6 Nashville 5
Final Chicago 5 Minnesota 3
Final L.A. Kings 2 Colorado 1

Final (9) Baylor 60 Oklahoma 54
Final (11) Kentucky 72 Missouri 62
Final (13) Florida 81 South Carolina 66
Final OT (14) Purdue 74 Penn St. 70
Final (25) Wichita St. 109 Evansville 83

Iowa State hires Virginia Tech’s Dresser as wrestling coach

Kevin Dresser: Courtesy Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kevin Dresser, who built Virginia Tech into an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling power, was hired Monday as Iowa State’s wrestling coach.

He grew up in Humboldt, Iowa, and wrestled for the rival Hawkeyes. He succeeds Kevin Jackson, who is stepping down following the end of his eighth season.

Dresser agreed to a seven-year deal worth $2.25 million plus incentives, Iowa State said. Virginia Tech said Tony Robie, in his 11th season as associate head coach at the school, will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Dresser was the 2016 National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year. He became the Hokies’ wrestling coach 11 years ago. The Hokies went 48-5 in dual meets the past three seasons and placed in the top 10 at the NCAA meet each of the past four years.

Morris, Thomas lead Iowa St past Texas Tech, 82-80 in OT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Behind 23 points from Monte Morris and 20 from Matt Thomas, Iowa State picked up an 82-80 overtime win against Texas Tech on Monday night.

Naz Mitrou-Long added 16 points for Iowa State (18-9, 10-5 Big 12), which was held without a field goal for the final four-plus minutes of overtime.

Texas Tech (17-11, 5-10) was led by 17 points from Niem Stevenson and 16 points apiece from Justin Gray and Zach Smith.

Donovan Jackson hit two free throws to give Iowa State the lead, 79-78, for good with 1:55 left in overtime. Matt Thomas made two more foul shots and Morris added a third to make it 82-78 with 17 seconds to go. Keenan Evans made a layup seven seconds later to pull Texas Tech within two and the Red Raiders fouled Nick Weiler-Babb, who missed both free throws, with 6.7 second remaining. Smith rebounded the second miss but Texas Tech didn’t get off a shot; Devon Thomas hit a 3, but it came just after the buzzer.

Area Scoreboard (2/21)

High School Boys Basketball

3A District 7 Substate 4 Semifinal
Assumption, Davenport 69, West Liberty 26
Wahlert, Dubuque 71, Solon 68
3A District 8 Substate 4 Semifinal
Cedar Rapids Xavier 70, Central Clinton, DeWitt 30
Mount Vernon 62, Maquoketa 46

4A Substate 4 Quarterfinal
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 57, Epworth, Western Dubuque 49
Waterloo, West 67, Cedar Rapids, Washington 63


Class 1A Regional at Stockton
Galena 63, Warren 52

Riverdale 93, Weston 79
River Ridge 62, Boscobel 51
Cassville 62, North Crawford 56
Girls High School Basketball

Class 1A Region 5 Final
Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 53, Lynnville-Sully 46
(6th ranked Marquette Catholic meets #7 Kingsley-Pierson on Monday at 11:45 in 1A Quarterfinals)

Class 2A Region 6 Final
Cascade 49, Montezuma 34
(8th ranked Cascade meets 3rd ranked Central Decauter at 10:00 on Tuesday in 2A Quarterfinals)

Class 2A Region 7 Final
Regina, Iowa City 69, Bellevue 57


1A Super Sectional at Illinois Valley Community College

#8 Annawan 55, #3 Galena 44 (Galena ends season 29-2)

Cousins to Pelicans…Jags drop Odrick…Gonzaga still tops poll…Royal St. George gets the Open

UNDATED (AP) – The Kings and Pelicans have completed a deal that sends DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to New Orleans. Sacramento receives Tyreke Evans, rookie Buddy Hield , Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds this season and is signed through July 1, 2018.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick in a move that saves $8.5 million against the salary cap. Odrick was due a $2 million roster bonus and would have had $3.5 million of his $6.5 million salary for 2017 guaranteed had he still been on the roster March 13. He appeared in 22 games over two seasons with the Jags, missing most of last year because of a shoulder injury.

UNDATED (AP) – The top three in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll are unchanged, with No. 1 Gonzaga followed by Villanova and Kansas. The Bulldogs received 59 of the 65 first-place votes, while the Wildcats took five and Kansas one. Fourth-ranked Arizona is followed by UCLA, Oregon, Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor and Duke. Wisconsin is ranked ranked 16th this week.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – The Royal & Ancient has awarded the 2020 British Open to Royal St. George’s for the first time since 2011, when Darren Clarke captured the claret jug. It will be the 15th time the course in southeast England will host what has become the third major of the year. Royal Birkdale is the site of this year’s British Open, followed by Carnoustie and Royal Portrush.

NEW YORK (AP) – Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba  has received a two-game suspension from the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone during Sunday’s game in Ottawa. Stone missed the remainder of the game following the hit with about 13 1/2 minutes left. Trouba was assessed a minor penalty and will sit out games tonight in Toronto and Feb. 28 against Minnesota.

National Scoreboard (2/21)

Final Florida 2 St. Louis 1
Final Arizona 3 Anaheim 2

Final (12) West Virginia 77 Texas 62
Final OT Miami 54 (18) Virginia 48
Final (19) Florida St. 104 Boston College 72

Bo Ryan named finalist for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan  Photo: Steve Gotter

MADISON, Wis. – For the third-straight year, former Wisconsin and UW Platteville men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan has been named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 14 finalists were announced Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Ryan spent 32 seasons as a collegiate head coach before retiring in December of 2015. He finished his career 26th on the NCAA’s all-time wins list with a record of 747-233. It was during his 15-year tenure at Platteville that Ryan firmly established himself as one of the nation’s top coaches guiding the Division III program to a phenomenal 353-76 (.822) overall record and four national championships.

No. 11 Wisconsin beats No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in Big 10 tilt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nigel Hayes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, Ethan Happ had 20 points and Number 11 Wisconsin beat 23rd ranked Maryland 71-60 in a choppy, foul-filled game on Sunday.

The Badgers (22-5, 11-3) overcame 27 points from Terrapins guard Melo Trimble to snap a two-game losing streak and stay in a tie atop the Big Ten with Purdue.

Bronson Koenig scored all nine of his points in the second half, giving the Badgers a lift with his jump shot after the senior missed a game with a left calf injury. Wisconsin shot 51 percent in the second half.

Wisconsin pulled away slowly, turning a six-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge with 3 minutes to go in a game that lacked flow because of frequent whistles.

The teams combined for 48 fouls, 25 for Maryland (22-5, 10-4).

4 Tri-State GBB Teams Make Bids For State Tonight

There will be four Tri-State area girls high school basketball teams playing for trips to the state tournament this evening.

In Illinois; the Galena Pirates will play Annawan in the Class 1A Super Sectional at Illinois Valley Community College in Ogelsby. The winner advances to the state tournament in Normal.

In Iowa Class 1A regional final play at Wilton; Bellevue Marquette Catholic meets Lynnville Sully. In Class 2A at Tipton; Bellevue will face Iowa City Regina, and at Marengo,  Cascade battles Montezuma.

AD’s 52 breaks All-Star mark…Cousins departing?..Dustin the win… Elliott takes Daytona pole

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Pelicans center Anthony Davis set an NBA All-Star game scoring record while helping the Western Conference earn a 192-182 win over the East at New Orleans. Davis poured in 52 to shatter the previous mark of 42 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 41 points and just 19 minutes, and former teammate Kevin Durant of Golden State had a triple-double of 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the highest-scoring game in league history.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins may be heading to the New Orleans Pelicans. A person familiar with the situation says the Kings have agreed to trade Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Tyreke  Evans, rookie Buddy Hield , Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins has played his entire career with Sacramento, averaging 21 points and 10.8 rebounds in 6 1/2 seasons.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dustin Johnson is the world’s top-ranked men’s golfer after coasting to a five-shot victory in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. Johnson completed a 64 yesterday before closing with an even-par 71 to replace Jason Day atop the rankings. Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters tied for second.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Fred Couples is the winner of the Chubb Classic by three strokes over second-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez . Couples closed with a bogey-free 5-under 67 for a 16 under total in his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014. Jimenez entered the final round one shot ahead of Couples and Kevin Sutherland.

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) – Chase Elliott will be the Daytona 500 pole-sitter for the second straight year after edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap of yesterday’s qualifying. Elliott and Earnhardt gave Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet a 1-2 front row for NASCAR’s season-opening race next Sunday. Elliott is the race’s first repeat pole-winner in 27 years.

National Scoreboard (2/20)

Final Western Conference 192 Eastern Conference 182

Final N-Y Rangers 2 Washington 1
Final Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Winnipeg 3 Ottawa 2
Final Nashville 4 Columbus 3
Final Chicago 5 Buffalo 1
Final N-Y Islanders 6 New Jersey 4
Final Toronto 4 Carolina 0
Final OT Tampa Bay 3 Colorado 2
Final OT Boston 2 San Jose 1
Final Anaheim 1 L.A. Kings 0
Final Philadelphia 3 Vancouver 2

Final (11) Wisconsin 71 (23) Maryland 60
Final (20) Creighton 87 Georgetown 70
Final (24) Butler 82 DePaul 66

W-D Bobcats Crown 3 State Wrestling Champs

The Western Dubuque Bobcats crowned three state champions on Saturday night at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Finals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  The Bobcats 132 pounder Braden Birt was first and defeated Cade DeVos of Southeast Polk 14-10.  At 182 Max Lyon defended his state crown from last year winning his 112th  match in a row as he defeated Anthony Sherry of Glenwood 7-0. The third W-D gold medal came when 285 pounder Aaron Costello finished an unbeaten season downing Eagan Lickiss Indianola by fall in a time of 2.19. Also winning a state title was Maquoketa Valley wrestler Alec McDowell who defeated Logan Schumacher of Martindale Saint Mary’s 6-1 to claim the Class 1A title at 195 pounds.

Earlier in the day during the consolation finals:

Class 3A

  • At 113 Jacob Close of Western Dubuque placed 5th. After losing in the consolation semi’s Close bounced back to defeat Eric Owens of Ankeny Centennial 6-1.
  • At 120 Joe Pins of Hempstead won the Consolation Championship to finish 3rd place by defeating Eli Loyd of Pleasant Valley 10-6 after winning 7-1 over Dylan Albrecht of Waverly Shellrock in the semi-finals.
  • At 138 Nathan Feldman of Hempstead placed 7th after defeating Mason Morris of Bettendorf.

Class 1A

  • At 145, Chance Downs of Maquoketa Valley placed 7th by defeating Logan Scheuerman of Ackley Geneva  6-1.
  • At 195, Mason Lyons of Bellevue finished in 5th Lyons dropped his consolation semi-final match but Lyons came back to pin Tyler Anderson of OA-BIG.


Class 2A

  • At 138, Jake Recker of Dyersville Beckman lost 4-1 to Austin Rozeboom of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley 4-1 and finished in 8th
  • At 152 Cody Feldman of Dyersville Beckman lost by fall to Kade Kelso of Central Decauter and Feldman finished 8th.
  • At 160, Kolton Bartow of Wahlert Catholic defeated Thomas Bentley of Red Oak 6-4 to win the consolation championship and take 3rd
  • At 182; Boone McDermott of Wahlert Catholic defeated Visouth Peterschmidt of Mid Prairie by fall to win the consolation title and capture 3rd