Wisconsin Sports

Bucks down Hawks; Pistons lose

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't waiting for the playoffs to play with postseason intensity. The young All-Star threw down a windmill dunk, drew defensive attention to open up lanes for teammates and contorted his athletic, 6-foot-11 frame along the sideline to save a late ...

Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (22) drives to the basket against Florida’s Kevarrius Hayes (13) and Kasey Hill (0) in the first half of Friday’s NCAA East Regional semifinal in New York. 
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Badgers fall at the buzzer

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. Nigel Hayes had given the Badgers (27-10) a 2-point lead with 4 seconds left on two free ...

Packers add free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent tackle Ricky Jean-Francois, adding depth to a defensive front depleted in the offseason. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Jean-Francois spent the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins. A seventh-round draft pick by San ...

Goyak breaks NCAA rebound mark, earns postseason honors

LANCASTER, Pa. — Former Goodman-Pembine star Courtney Goyak has added to her college basketball postseason awards. The Lancaster Bible College sophomore from Beecher, Wis., was named to the D3hoops.com All-East Region second team. Goyak joins former standout Aubrey Folger as the only ...

Michigan St., Green Bay fall in NCAA women’s basketball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a season of not quite reaching expectations and dealing with injures, Arizona State finally gave coach Charli Turner Thorne the kind of game she wanted. Quinn Dornstauder scored 16 points hitting all six of her baskets from the field and all four of her free ...

Eddie Lacy's agent says the former Green Bay running back is joining the Seattle Seahawks. Lacy's management group, Sports Trust Advisors, said Tuesday on Twitter that the four-year veteran has agreed to terms with the Seahawks on a 1-year contract. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Lacy agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Eddie Lacy can be motivated by a one-year contract to rediscover the form that made him the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Seahawks and Lacy agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, providing Seattle a big body for a run game ...

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes (10) and Bronson Koenig (24) are getting one last shot to make an NCAA Tournament run. They have had accomplished careers, having played key roles on two Final Four teams. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

One last hurrah for Wisconsin’s Hayes, Koenig in NCAA tourney

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clutch shots. Final Four experience. Press conference hijinks. Seniors Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig have been through just about every conceivable situation at Wisconsin, including two Final Fours and a midseason coaching change. They've got one last shot to make ...

Michigan celebrates with the trophy after the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin on Sunday in Washington. Michigan won 71-56. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Michigan beats Wisconsin to win Big Ten tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Michigan basketball team crammed a lifetime worth of memories into one magical week, and they received a treasured souvenir as a keepsake. After defeating No. 24 Wisconsin 71-56 on Sunday to win their first Big Ten Tournament championship, the eighth-seeded Wolverines ...

Lions bolster offensive line with Wisconsin tackle

DETROIT (AP) — Rick Wagner is ready for a return to the Midwest. The Detroit Lions signed the talented offensive tackle — one of four free-agent deals they announced Friday — and when Wagner took part in a conference call with reporters, he said he felt a connection with blue-collar ...

Niagara’s Nawn named to M&O Conference first team

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz freshman Cloe Gruszynski was named M&O Conference girls basketball’s outstanding player for the 2016-2017 season. Gruszynski averaged 14 points, six rebounds and three assists per game. Niagara’s Sarah Nawn, who averaged 14.8 points per game and topped the ...

Iowa's Ahmad Wagner (0) tips a shoot away from Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes (10) on Thursday in Madison, Wis. Iowa won 59-57. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Late 3 gives Iowa win over Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Bohannon looked in the direction of his older brother, Zach, as he ran back up the court after hitting a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left against Wisconsin, his sibling's alma mater. Little brother hit a big shot for Iowa. Bohannon's 3 finished a frantic comeback ...

Niagara's Alex Hagerty, right, shoots over Elcho defender Bobby Eitrem during the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament on Tuesday in Niagara, Wis. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Blagec, Niagara down Elcho

NIAGARA, Wis. — Ethan Blagec helped Niagara roll to a double-digit lead early on en route to a 56-30 win against Elcho on Tuesday. The win means Niagara (9-14, 5-13 M&O Conference) moves on to play Friday in the next round of the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament. The Badgers play ...

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy's Jack Farley swats away a shot by Florence's Glenn Berry on Tuesday in the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: STAA beats Florence in OT, 78-74

FLORENCE, Wis. — St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, getting the most out of a six-player roster for 40 minutes, scored in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime and beat Florence 78-74 in a WIAA Division 5 regional opener Tuesday. Jack Farley scored with nine seconds left in the second ...

Boys Basketball: Patriots eliminated from WIAA tourney

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay NEW Lutheran moved out to a 43-14 halftime lead and defeated Goodman-Pembine 89-48 in a WIAA Division 5 boys basketball regional opener Tuesday. The Patriots (8-14) had a six-game winning streak snapped. “This was a very close game through the midway point ...

Packers name assistants

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have named Jeff Blasko assistant offensive line coach, Tim McGarigle defensive quality control coach, and David Raih offensive perimeter coach. Blasko is in his second year with the Packers after serving as a coaching administrator in 2016. He joined ...

Girls Basketball: Niagara comeback falls short in playoff loss to Three Lakes

THREE LAKES, Wis. — A Niagara comeback fell short Saturday in the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional semifinals. The Badgers erased a 15-point deficit to two in the second half but wound up bowing to Three Lakes 59-44. “Battle of our height versus their speed. Three Lakes got out ...

Dunk sparks Jazz past Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A thunderous dunk by Gordon Hayward seemed to wake the Utah Jazz out of an early slumber. Hayward drove the baseline around fellow All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the momentum-changing bucket with 8:07 left in the first quarter that snapped an 11-3 run by the Milwaukee ...

Brewers hope to have stability at infield corners

PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers think they could have stability at the infield corners for the first time in a few years with Eric Thames at first and Travis Shaw at third. Acquired in a trade that sent reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox, Shaw played first in the Boston system ...

Niagara's Sarah Nawn throws a bounce pass while teammates Taylor Tushoski (15) and Gwendolyn Schwedersky (21) make a move in Tuesday's WIAA Division 5 regional opener. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls Basketball: Niagara advances in regionals with win over Oneida Nation

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara found its scoring touch in the second half and turned back Oneida Nation 45-36 in a WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional opener Tuesday. The Badgers (14-9) mustered just 14 points in the first half. They hit six field goals and just one of 10 free ...

Boys Basketball: Patriots beat Three Lakes, 72-50

PEMBINE, Wis. — Four players scored in double figures and Goodman-Pembine defeated Three Lakes 72-50 in Northern Lakes Conference basketball Tuesday. The Patriots (7-12, 6-8), who extended their winning streak to four games, held a 28-18 halftime lead. “Overall, I was pleased with our ...