No. 4 Wisconsin beats Milwaukee 78-52
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Ben Brust scored 18 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 4 Wisconsin remained undefeated with a 78-52 victory over in-state rival Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson scored 12 points each for Wisconsin (11-0).
Kyle Kelm scored 17 points to lead Milwaukee (9-3), while Matt Tiby added 11.
The Badgers took control in the first half after shaking off some early shooting troubles. Brust kept the Badgers afloat during their struggles, hitting his first six shots, including four from behind the 3-point line.
Up 22-13 more than midway through the first half, the rest of the team found its stroke. Wisconsin reeled off a 23-7 run that featured five 3-pointers by five Badgers to blow the game open.
Duncan, Parker lead Spurs' 109-77 rout of Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes and Tony Parker added 15 points in the San Antonio Spurs' 109-77 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
San Antonio had lost three of its last six games after starting the season 13-1, but dominated from the opening tip, scoring the first nine points. An 8-0 run extended the Spurs lead to 27-10.
The Bucks (5-17) trailed 32-16 after one quarter. The Spurs held a 17-4 rebounding advantage in the opening period, when the Bucks managed just one defensive rebound.
The Bucks pulled within 41-30 in the second quarter, but the Spurs responded with a 10-0 run. The Spurs, led 63-40 at the half and extended it to 92-54 entering the final period.
Rookie guard Nate Wolters led the Bucks with a season-high 18 points.
Sit or play? Rodgers Watch resumes for Pack
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers took some first-team snaps in practice Wednesday, though the Packers quarterback still hasn't been cleared to play in a game.
If that stands through the rest of week, backup Matt Flynn is back in for Rodgers when Green Bay visits the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a game critical to both teams' playoff hopes.
Tight end Andrew Quarless said Wednesday that Rodgers took some reps with the starters. Rodgers has been sidelined since fracturing his left collarbone in a loss Nov. 4 to the Bears.
Flynn helped Green Bay snap its five-game winless slide without Rodgers when he threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in a 22-21 victory Sunday over Atlanta.
Cowboys activate DE Edgar Jones off short-term IR
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Edgar Jones off short-term injured reserve and he could return Sunday against Green Bay.
Dallas acquired Jones from Kansas City for a draft pick at the end of the preseason and he played the first four games before injuring his groin. He was placed on short-term IR Oct. 18.
The Cowboys have been shuffling players on the defensive line all season because of injuries. Dallas has used 18 defensive linemen in games.
Linebacker Sean Lee was a limited participant in practice Wednesday with a neck injury. An MRI showed no structural damage, but his status for the Packers is uncertain.
Receiver Dwayne Harris, cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Bruce Carter didn't practice. All three have hamstring injuries.
Seattle agrees to 1-year deal with Corey Hart
SEATTLE (AP) - Corey Hart and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a one-year contract, putting another slugger in a lineup that's already added Robinson Cano this offseason.
The outfielder-first baseman confirmed he had agreed to the deal in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal is still pending a physical. CBSSports.com first reported Hart's agreement.
Hart did not play in 2013 because of a right knee injury. His last season in 2012 was one of the best in his career. Hart hit .270 with 30 homers and 81 RBIs with Milwaukee. Hart also had 35 doubles in 2012 and posted an on-base plus slugging percentage of above .800 in each season between 2010-12.
Hart has spent his entire career with the Brewers.
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