** WHEELER NEWS - MORNING STATE SPORTS **
12/7/13 4:00 a.m.
(NOTE: BOYS AND GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN SEPARATE CAPSULE)
NCAA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Wisconsin def. Milwaukee 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-15)
Marquette def. Louisville 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-19)
MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Carthage 74, (9) Calvin 68
Multnomah Bible 126, Maranatha Baptist 93
WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Kuyper vs. Maranatha Baptist (NO SCORE REPORTED)
MENS COLLEGE HOCKEY
(17) Wisconsin 7, Penn State 1
WOMENS COLLEGE HOCKEY
(2) Wisconsin 7, Bemidji State 2
Milwaukee 109, Washington 105 (OT)
Milwaukee 5, Oklahoma City 2
Here are the stories:
The Green Bay Packers will be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Rodgers is still recovering from a collarbone injury he sustained in November. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced that Matt Flynn will get the start under center. With all the injuries and a 0-4-1 record the past five games, the Packers are still in contention for the division… but will have to win out the final four games of the season.
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened its first Big Ten game at home with a win, thumping Penn State 7-1. 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. Badgers will go for the sweep tonight at 8 p-m.
Ellen Chapman had 12 kills and five blocks, leading the Wisconsin Badger to a three-set sweep over Milwaukee last night (25-11, 25-14, 25-15). The 12-seeded Lady Badgers hit a second-best .461 in the match, with 45 kills in 89 attempts. It’s the first time since 2007 the Lady Badgers have won an N-C-A-A tournament match since 2007. Wisconsin takes on California in second-round action tonight.
Milwaukee 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.
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.