Brevin Pritzl joins list of Badgers 3-point snipers
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Brevin Pritzl, Badgers guard (⬆ UP)
Pritzl scored a career-high 20 points during Wisconsin’s come-from-behind 73-63 overtime victory over rival Minnesota on Monday, handing the Gophers their ninth straight loss. Pritzl nailed 6 of 9 attempts from 3-point range -- including two in overtime -- to become Wisconsin’s 16th different player since the 1996-97 season to make 6+ from deep in a single game. The last to do so was Bronson Koenig, who sunk 6+ 3s three times in his four-year career.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward (⬆ UP)
The Greek Freak’s effort was on display again in the All-Star game when he racked up 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists for Team Stephen in the 148-145 loss to Team LeBron. It didn’t top his 30-point performance in last year’s All-Star game, but it was still fun to watch Giannis do his thing against basketball’s top talent.
Wisconsin athletes in the Olympics (➡ EVEN)
Grab your late-night coffee and be there for the puck drop 10:10 p.m. Wednesday night for the gold-medal match in women’s hockey between Team USA and Canada. The game will feature four former Badgers -- Meghan Duggan, Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight and Alex Rigsby -- as well as Madison, Wis., native Amanda Kessel. Team USA will try to win its first gold medal since 1998, as Canada has knocked off the Americans in three of the last four Olympic Games and has won the last five matchups.
Ryan Braun, Brewers outfielder (⬆ UP)
Spring training practice began this week for the Brewers, meaning we get our first look at Ryan Braun the first baseman. The last time Braun was in the infield for Milwaukee was his rookie season in 2007 when he recorded a .324/.370/.634 slash line and 34 homers at the plate -- but also committed 26 errors in 112 games at third base.
Frank Kaminsky, former Badgers forward (⬆ UP)
No. 44 is now where it belongs: in the rafters at the Kohl Center. Kaminsky had his jersey retired in a pregame ceremony Thursday, as the Badgers honored his historic career that included two trips to the Final Four and AP Player of the Year honors in 2014-15. And with Kaminsky in the stands, the struggling Badgers righted the ship for a night, upsetting No. 9 Purdue 57-53 in their biggest win of the season.