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(2) Wisconsin 64, (1) Arizona 63
Milwaukee 7, Kansas City
Miami 88, Milwaukee 67
Here are the stories:
Wisconsin is headed back to the N-C-A-A Final Four,
defeating top-seeded Arizona in an epic 64-63 overtime battle for the West
Regional in Anaheim. The win marks several firsts for the Badgers, including
coach Bo Ryan's first Final Four appearance in 13 seasons... and the only overtime
game for Wisconsin all season. Junior Frank Kaminsky played an incredible game,
leading all scorers with 28 points and 11 rebounds, including the dagger
put-back shot to extend Wisconsin's lead to three. Arizona had a chance to pull
of the win following a lengthy review with two-point-three seconds left in the
game, but PAC-12 Player of the Year Nick Johnson was unable to hit the
game-winning shot. Badgers will play the Midwest Regional winner between
Kentucky and Michigan on Saturday.
Miami's Chris Bosh scored 14 points and LeBron James
added another 13 in a 88-67 win over Milwaukee last night. Buck's center John
Henson tallied a double-double in the loss with 12 points and 10 rebounds. With
the loss, the Bucks fall another game behind the Philadelphia 76ers, who managed
to snap a 26-game losing streak.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that
Marquette may have a couple prospects to fill the vacant men's basketball
coaching job. According to reports, Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin and former
U-C-L-A coach Ben Howland are the two top prospects for the job. The 42-year-old
Martin led the Volunteers to a Sweet 16 appearance this season, including a win
over Iowa in the play-in game of the tournament. UW-Green Bay coach Brian Wardle
is also a reported candidate for the job.
The Milwaukee Brewers ended preseason play with a
7-2 win over Kansas City yesterday afternoon. Pitcher Marco Estrada pitched five
scoreless innings in the win, while Logan Schaefer had three hits and two
R-B-I's. Milwaukee's season opener is tomorrow afternoon against Atlanta, with
Yovani Gallardo getting the start on the mound.