Badgers blast IU in Bloomington, 78-46

first_imgSenior guard Trevon Hughes and the Badgers handed Indiana a 32-point loss Thursday, UW\’s biggest Big Ten road win since 1942. Hughes finished with 17 points, while junior Keaton Nankivil had 14 and Wisconsin\’s other three starters all had at least 11 points.[/media-credit]In a game similar to the teams’ previous matchup this season, the No. 17 Wisconsin men’s basketball team cruised to a 78-46 win over Indiana Thursday night in Bloomington, Ind.UW’s 32-point road win was its largest Big Ten road win since Feb. 9, 1942, and the team’s biggest road win over a Division I team since a 36-point win at Loyola Marymount in 1993.All five of Wisconsin’s starters scored at least 11 points, with senior guard Trevon Hughes leading the way with 17 points. Hughes also chipped in two rebounds and a steal. The game also marked the first time in a while that junior forward Tim Jarmusz didn’t start, as UW head coach elected to go with a three-guard lineup.The game was close for most of the first half, with the score tied at 6 with 13:53 to play. The game continued to go back and forth for the next five minutes, with the Hoosiers pulling to within 14-16 after a Tom Pritchard dunk with 8:26 to go. From there, UW outscored IU 23-8, with Jon Leuer making a three-pointer with five seconds left to close the scoring in the half.Leuer finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.The Badgers came out in the second half with an 11-2 run. It took the Hoosiers just over five minutes to score four second-half points. IU would never come within closer than 19 points after the 18:01 mark.UW had a 34-point lead with 2:29 to go after a Jordan Taylor three-pointer. Derek Elston would get a tip-in later to end the game’s scoring.Elston was the only Indiana player to score in double figures, finishing the game with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. IU’s starters scored just 25 points in the game, with Verdell Jones III and Christian Watford leading the Hoosier starters with eight points apiece.In contrast, Wisconsin’s starters had 68 points, including 14 from junior forward Keaton Nankivil. Nankivil tied Leuer for the team lead with four blocks.Senior guard Jason Bohannon had a quiet 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting. His performance was a stark contrast to UW’s previous matchup with Indiana at the Kohl Center on Feb. 13. Bohannon scored a career-high 30 points, including seven made three-pointers in Wisconsin’s 83-55 win.Wisconsin’s bench scored just 10 points, led by Jarmusz’ five. Rob Wilson added four points while freshman Mike Bruesewitz made a free throw for his single point.On the night, the Badgers shot 54 percent from the field and 12-15 from the free throw line. The Hoosiers were held to just 35.3 percent from the field and made just 50 percent (10-for-20) of their free throws.Indiana dropped to 9-18 and 3-12 in the Big Ten. The win total is still better than IU’s 6-25 mark last season, which was head coach Tom Crean’s first at Indiana. Crean was ejected in the second half of the game after arguing with officials.The Hoosiers haven’t won since Jan. 21, a 67-61 win at Penn State. IU has now lost nine games in a row.UW improved to 21-7, including 11-5 in Big Ten play. The win marked the third-straight season the Badgers have swept Indiana.The Badgers are currently in fourth place in the Big Ten, behind Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan State. Indiana is tied with Iowa for ninth in the conference, one win better than Penn State.Wisconsin is in the midst of a 5-3 stretch, after losing at home to Illinois on Feb. 9 and on the road at Minnesota, getting blown out at the Barn by a score of 68-52. Despite the losses to unranked opponents, the Badgers dropped to just No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 19 in the ESPN/Coaches poll.UW has two regular season games left – a home matchup against Iowa and a road game at Illinois.-UWBadgers contributed to this reportlast_img read more

FLY Prez. Aspirant Wants Gov’t Address ‘Crazy People’ Problem

first_imgA presidential aspirant for the leadership Federation of Liberia Youth, (FLY) Mr. Maxwell Grigsby, has called on this government to remove ‘crazy people’ from the streets and along the countryside.Mr. Grigsby said that a situation of un-well people walking aimlessly around Monrovia was embarrassing for the general public—especially children—and wondered why no institution has seized the opportunity to do something about correcting such an ugly situation.These ‘challenged’ individuals are Liberians and should be able to command some degree of consideration and care from the institutions responsible to provide such—the aspirant decided to let it be known—tacitly (without saying it) placing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare ‘on the spot.’ ”    Speaking tlast week, at the official launch of a student-based organization: the Innovative Yellow House of the Muslim Congress, Mr. Grigsby noted that the Ministry of Health appears askance (doubtful) about whether or not it can deal with the depressing situation.   “The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare must or should have a budget for taking off the streets—as some nations around the world do—people who might not be responsible for their actions,” Mr. Grigsby continued.“Sometimes these individuals are seen strutting the streets without clothes on; our children are on their way from school and find themselves, unexpectedly, glaring at such obscene and unwholesome spectacles that could be traumatizing(causing emotional shock or distress) for them—and even some senior citizens,” the speaker declared.He used the occasion to encourage students to regard (see) themselves as a new generation of Liberians. “You must keep readying and studying hard; that will enable you to tackle some of the issues related to education, for the betterment of the country,” he reassured.“You need to have a role model and work extremely hard to ensure that your dream is realized; nothing comes easily in life without something or someone to emulate or look up to,” he pointed out.Mr. Grigsby called on students around the country to remain focused and do all within their power for success, as they march towards the future.(With an assist from Keith Neville A. Best)    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more