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Hayes scores 24 as Wisconsin blows out Green Bay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes scored 24 points and No. 14 Wisconsin beat Green Bay 73-59 on Wednesday night.

Zak Showalter added 16 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, and Ethan Happ had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (10-2).

The Badgers were a little lethargic to start and trailed Green Bay 12-11 almost 9 minutes into the game. But they reeled off a 20-4 run that included a nearly 5-minute scoreless drought for the Phoenix (4-6).

Green Bay cut the lead to seven early in the second half. But Wisconsin responded with a 25-8 run that blew the game open.

The Wisconsin offense was at its best when the Badgers were sharing the ball, and they had 18 assists on 27 field goals.

Kerem Kanter led Green Bay with 18 points.


Ohio holds off Milwaukee to remain perfect at home

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Campbell scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds as Ohio staved off Milwaukee down the stretch to earn a 71-69 win on Wednesday night.

Ohio led by just one, 59-58, with six minutes left, but layups on back-to-back possessions by Campbell and Jaaron Simmons pushed the Bobcats to a five point lead with 4:46 to go. From that point on, Milwaukee did not get within three points until the final shot of the game.

A Dan Studer jumper for the Panthers (4-6) cut it to 69-66 with 13 seconds left, but two Simmons free throws pushed it back to five and iced it.

Simmons finished with 14 points for Ohio (6-2), which is a perfect 5-0 at home this season.

Cody Wichmann scored 15 points to lead Milwaukee. August Haas and Bryce Barnes each added 11 for the Panthers.


10 suspended Minnesota players won’t play in Holiday Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says the 10 players suspended from the Gopher football team won’t play in the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington State.

In an email to school supporters Wednesday, Kaler says the decision was made by coach Tracy Claeys in consultation with athletic director Mark Coyle. He says he supports the decision, and that it was based on facts and the university’s values.

His message did not give the reason for the suspensions, citing the students’ privacy rights.

But the father of one suspended player and an attorney for several say the 10 were suspended following a fresh investigation into an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus apartment in September.

The bowl game is Dec. 27 in San Diego.


McBrayer’s 21 leads Minnesota over LIU Brooklyn 76-66

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 21 points and Nate Mason added 19 points and seven assists for the Minnesota Gophers, who pulled away late to beat LIU Brooklyn 76-66 on Wednesday night.

Jordan Murphy added 13 points for Minnesota (11-1) as the Gophers won their fifth straight game. Eric Curry had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench as Minnesota used its size advantage to outscore the Blackbirds 38-20 in the paint.

Trailing by 14 at halftime, LIU Brooklyn scored the first 11 points of the second half while connecting on three 3-pointers. But three points was as close as the Blackbirds would get, despite hitting seven 3s in the second half.

Iverson Fleming had 24 points for LIU Brooklyn (7-4), which was coming off a win against St. John’s. Nura Zanna had 10 points and 10 rebounds.