March 12, 2018

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Week of Mar.12-18, 2018

Mon. Mar. 12
National Basketball Association  - NBA
Milwaukee (36-31) (121) @ Memphis  (18-49) (103)
Game highlights: Bucks up 66-50 at break: 6 Grizzles finish in double-figures:
- Bucks g/ Brandon Jennings (8-CA) 5/9 shooting 16pts, 8rbs, 12ast: f/ Khris Middleton (5-TX) team-high 24pts, 6rbs: f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 20pts, 6rbs:
- Grizzles c/ Marc Gasol (9-SPAIN) team-high 17pts, 7rbs: c/f Deyonta Davis (1-MI) 10pts, 7rbs:
Team notes: Bucks acquired Jennings on late Saturday (3/10) signing a '10-day' contract. Brandon, playing in China in 2017, was a member of the Bucks from 2009-13: breaking the team rookie record for most points in a game (55)  Golden State - 11/14/09
Milwaukee's all-star cast plays at the Amway Center facing the Orlando Magic (20-47) on Wed. Mar. 14: tip-off time is 6:00pm:

GB Packer Hall of Fame
Tues. Mar. 13
National Football League - NFL
Green Bay Packers release WR/ Jordy Nelson, age 32, (10-Kansas State) career - *550 receptions (#4),*7,848 yards (5th),*63-TD (5th): Nelson, destined for the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, once caught a 93-yd.TD pass from A-Rod (against St. Louis Rams) 10/16/11 - 4th longest in Packer history. Team signs 5x All-Pro free-agent TE/ Jimmy Graham, age 31, (8-Miami) filling a void.

Wed. Mar. 14
National Basketball Association NBA
Milwaukee (36-32) (117) @ Orlando  (21-48) (126)
Game highlights: Bucks trail 61-52 at break: Magic convert (18) 3-pt. plays in match, snap 5-game slide
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) game-high 38pts, 10rbs:
Magic g/ Jon. Simmons (2-HOUSTON) 7x3, career-high 35pts: g/ DJ Augustin (9-TX) 32pts:
Team notes: Bucks play Atlanta Hawks (20-48) at Bradley Center on Sat. Mar. 17 - 5:00pm
League notes: Oklahoma Thunder g/ Russell Westbrook (10-CA) records 100th career triple-double (3/13), only 4th player in NBA history to achieve the feat.

National Football League - NFL - Free agent QB/ Kirk Cousins (6-MI/State) signs 3-year, 84M guaranteed contract with division rival Minnesota Vikings.
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Today in sports history: 3/14/67 // The American Football League and the National Football League hold the 1st draft. The leagues merge in 1970. The first player chosen, Bubba Smith (1945-2011) played defense for Michigan State.

The modern NFL Draft Day Selection is Thur. April 26-28 - AT/T Stadium - Arlington, Texas

Thur. Mar. 15
WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament
Kohl Center, Madison
WWS Scoreboard Central has game box scores:

Fri. Mar. 16
NCAA D-III men's basketball Championships - Final Four
UW-Oshkosh (20-7) (73) vs. Ramapo (26-1) (57)
- 4:00pm: Salem, Virginia: Titans lead Roadrunners 34-27 at halftime: f/ Adam Fravert (So.-Marshfield/WI) 21pts, 13rbs:
Titans play Nebraska Wesleyan in Championship game on Sat. Mar. 17 - 5:00pm

Blue Devil p/
 Beth Wood

In other WIAC news: The UW-Stout softball team had a 9-game road-win streak snapped on Friday (3/16) in Clermont, Florida, falling 4-5 to Suny-Geneseo on the final day of the week-long trip.
 UW-Stout p/ Beth Wood (Sr.-Mineral Point) WIAC Pitcher of the Week - went the distance, picking up her 1st loss on the season. The Devils (10-2) face Lake Forest College (9-3) on Sat. Mar. 24 in a doubleheader; play-ball time is 2:00pm. UW-Stout's first home game at Alumni Field is on Sat. April 14th vs. UW-River Falls.

Sat. Mar. 17
National Basketball Association - NBA
Atlanta Hawks (20-49) (117)
Milwaukee Bucks (37-32) (122)
Game notes: Bradley Center - 6:00pm: Bucks lead 56-50 at break:
Hawks f/ Taurean Prince (1-Baylor) game-high 38pts, 8rbs:
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) team-high 33pts, 12rbs, 7ast:
Team notes: Cavaliers (40-29) host Milwaukee - Mon. Mar. 19:

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