Men’s basketball: Wisconsin to host UW-Stout for second exhibition game

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will host UW-Stout at the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon, for the second of three exhibition games.The Badgers take on another school in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in a preseason duel each year.Sunday’s duel against the UW-Stout Blue Devils will be played in support of cancer awareness, following Wednesday night’s exhibition game against Northern Iowa. The UNI game was a fundraising initiative for Team Rubicon, an organization that deploys response teams to natural disasters, providing relief to Houston, Puerto Rico and California.In Sunday’s Cancer Awareness Game, the UW Athletic Department will recognize doctors, researchers, survivors and families, in partnership with Garding Against Cancer. Garding Against Cancer supports cancer research in Wisconsin, and was founded by head coach Greg Gard in honor of his late father who passed away from brain cancer.After the game, all attendees will be invited to practice their hoop skills on the Kohl Center court. Fans will also receive a Wisconsin men’s basketball official 2017-18 poster, sponsored by the UW Credit Union.This preseason exhibition game will help the Badgers develop a flow before they begin regular season play Nov. 10, as junior Ethan Happ is the only starter returning to the team. Happ is already leading the Badgers as he contributed 17 points in a closed scrimmage against Missouri Saturday, when the Badgers clinched a win with a score of 74-66.Not only will the natural disaster relief efforts and cancer awareness benefit from the extra exhibition games in the preseason, the Badgers will too. Being adaptable and ready for various kinds of play is advantageous, especially for a young team.Tip-off of the Wisconsin system matchup will take place in the Kohl Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, and the game will be available to stream on BTN Plus.last_img read more

Syracuse’s 3-2 loss to Morehead State cements worst start since 2016

first_imgAfter dropping its first two matches of the season in Madison against Baylor and Marquette, Syracuse (0-3) started its second neutral site stint in Kansas with a 3-2 loss against Morehead State (6-2). Despite the solid play of sophomore Polina Shemanova, who tallied 24 kills, Syracuse lost its third-straight game of the 2019 season, cementing its worst start since 2016. Morehead State, who lost its last match to Kansas in straight sets, started out slow against SU. With the scored knotted at 15, the Orange rattled off 10 unanswered points. A series of MSU attacking errors and stellar attacking play from SU juniors Ella Saada and Yuliia Yastrub allowed the Orange to win the first set, 25-15. The second set was played tighter, as neither team led by more than three points. But that’s when Shemanova started to heat up, as her timely kills kept Syracuse in it. But four service errors and several attack miscues crippled the Orange, pushing Morehead State to a 27 -25 point second set win. A lack of sharpness hurt the Orange in the third set as well. An Elena Karakasi service error, followed by an attacking error put Syracuse in an early 3-0 hole. But the Orange would come back with great execution from Shemanova, an outside hitter, and setter Karakasi. But late service errors from Yuliia Yastrub and Lauren Woodford would put Morehead State ahead, as the Eagles would win the third set by three points. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse would take the fourth set in convincing fashion, as some adjustments from the Syracuse coaching staff would spur the Orange to a 25-13 set win. The fifth and final set was played much like the second set, as neither team was able to pull away in the tie-breaking set.With the score tied at ten, a service error from Saada gave Morehead State up by 1 point. After a kill from Morehead State’s Mia Swearingen, Shemanova committed an attacking error, providing Morehead State with a three point advantage. The Eagles would eventually win the match with a kill from Olivia Lohmeier. The Orange, who posted 16 errors on the night, remain in Lawrence, Kansas to play Arizona (5-2).          Comments Published on September 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm Contact Nick: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more