SPORTS NEWS

Badgers hold off St. Louis

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - Traevon Jackson had 16 and Frank Kaminsky scored 12 in leading the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team to a 63-57 win Tuesday.

The Badgers play again at 8:30 p.m. tonight against West Virginia in the Cancun Challenge.

Freshman Bronson Koenig, a La Crosse native, played just 9 minutes, going 1-for-1 from beyond the arc. Jackson, the starting point guard, played 36 minutes.

Wisconsin (7-0), ranked 10th in the country, was up 31-23 at halftime and shot 47 percent from the field. Saint Louis (5-1) shot just 33 percent.

The Badgers were up as many as 12 in the second half and as little as 5 with 1:42 remaining.

Thomas scores career high for ISU

AMES, Iowa - Matt Thomas scored a career high 14 points in helping the Iowa State men’s basketball team get an easy win over University of Missouri – Kansas on Monday night.

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UW-L fights back, closes out Viterbo

UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team made it 10 consecutive over the crosstown rivals Monday night.

Four players scored in double figures for the Eagles led by Calahan Skogman’s 15 points. He added nine rebounds in the 68-59 win over Viterbo at Beggs Gymnasium.

UW-L now leads the all-time series 16-9.

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WIAA FB State Championships

MADISON - La Crosse Logan High School’s football team was a game from a state championship berth.

It lost to Monona Grove 28-14 in the state semifinals on Nov. 15.

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