Every Thursday, we send out the great OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview filled with awesome things to do. Some are sports-related; many are not. So every Monday, we recap what happened in the world of Wisconsin sports while you were doing all those other awesome things.
Marquette women beat Butler, 76-69: The Golden Eagles’ recent surge continued, thanks to another big performance by freshman Allazia Blockton, who notched her ninth double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win at the Al McGuire Center. Natisha Hiedeman set the school record for three-pointers made in a season by a freshman with her 56th trey.
Admirals beat IceHogs, 4-3: Frederick Gaudreau notched a hat trick during regulation and Kevin Fiala scored in overtime to help Milwaukee to a victory over Rockford at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Playing in just their second home game in 34 days, the Admirals remained in second place behind the IceHogs.
Badgers beat Terrapins, 70-57: Interim head coach Greg Gard got his biggest victory, as Wisconsin won its seventh straight game, upsetting No. 2 Maryland on the road in College Park, Md. The Badgers built a 15-point halftime lead, made 12 of 26 three-pointers and junior Vitto Brown had a career-high 21 points. Milwaukee native Diamond Stone scored 10 for the Terrapins.
Golden Eagles lose to Bluejays, 65-62: Marquette failed to execute and let a late lead slip away, falling to Creighton at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Four players scored in double figures for the Golden Eagles, including 16 by freshman Henry Ellenson, while Mo Watson Jr. had a game-high 18 points for the Bluejays.
Panthers lose to Titans, 80-66: Milwaukee fell behind early and shot just 32.8 percent from the field, compared to 53.1 percent by Detroit, in the road loss to its rival. Paris Bass led all players with 24 points, while Matt Tiby had 22 for the Panthers, who were outscored in the paint 46-18.
Milwaukee women lose to Youngstown State, 70-62: The Panthers allowed the Penguins to shoot 50 percent and score 11 straight points in the third quarter to pull away for the win at the Klotsche Center. Jenny Lindner scored a game-high 23 points for Milwaukee.
Admirals beat Wild, 2-0: Goalie Marek Mazanec made 23 saves and won his fifth straight game, as Milwaukee recorded its seventh victory in its last nine games. Kevin Fiala scored in the second period, and Max Reinhart added an empty-net goal late at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Marquette women beat Xavier, 74-69: The streaking Golden Eagles continued their dominance at home, winning for the seventh straight time at the Al McGuire Center. Freshmen Allazia Blockton and Natisha Hiedeman scored 18 points apiece, while Raeshaun Gaffney had a game-high 20 for the Musketeers.
Wisconsin women lose to Indiana, 67-57: In Bloomington, Ind., the Badgers squandered a six-point halftime lead with a bad third quarter and lost for the 11th time in 14 Big Ten games. Michala Johnson and Dakota Whyte both scored 16 points for Wisconsin, but Tyra Buss had a game-high 24 for the Hoosiers.
Wave lose to Comets, 7-2: The friendly confines of home are less comfortable when you’re playing against Missouri, and Milwaukee found that out at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Comets got a hat trick from Max Touloutte en route to winning their 21st consecutive regular-season road game.
Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.