UW head coach Bo Ryan walks off the court after the Badgers fell to Northwestern for their sixth straight loss.[/media-credit]EVANSTON, Ill. — It was the same story on a different night for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.Leading 49-45 with 8:24 left in the game against Northwestern Saturday night, the Badgers managed to squander their lead en route to a 66-63 loss in Evanston, making it their sixth consecutive defeat.“Those six games right there, we have been in all of them, and we haven’t pulled them out,” Wisconsin guard Jason Bohannon said. “That’s on us. That’s not on coach or on anyone else. That’s our fault. He’s the one telling us the right things to do and we are just not getting it done. We have to get it done to win.”The last time the Badgers faced the Wildcats, Wisconsin had a 74-45 victory at the Kohl Center, which also marked their last victory before they started their losing streak. UW has only had two wins in the month of January, coming against Penn State on Jan. 3 and Northwestern on Jan. 7.While they may have beaten the Wildcats by almost 30 points at the beginning of the month, Northwestern played a completely different game. NU shot 57.1 percent from the field throughout the game and 66.7 percent in the second half. They were also 8-of-13 from 3-point range, which included four 3’s to start the game.“Anytime when a team shoots like that, it’s tough to win a game,” Bohannon said. “They hit some tough shots. There were times we were there and they still hit it. You know, we just have to play through it and keep forcing it. There were times where our defense broke down and gave them easy baskets, and we can’t have that if we are going to win basketball games.”In addition to having the hot hand, Northwestern stifled the Badger offense with a 1-3-1 defense that limited Wisconsin’s inside presence until late in the game. It also cost the Badgers eight turnovers in the first half.“We could have settled in a little bit earlier,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “We were just in too much of a hurry. But to add to that, we only had five [turnovers] in the second half and, you know, if you get 10 turnovers in a game, you are in pretty good shape.”After finishing the first half tied at 27, Wisconsin was able to go on a 7-2 run, including a three from Bohannon, who finished the game with 11 points, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Junior forward Jon Leuer also had a solid game with 12 points, including a three.Despite good games from Leuer, Bohannon and Trevon Hughes, who finished the game with 15 points, it was Northwestern guard Craig Moore who came up in the clutch down the stretch against the Badgers. With 11 seconds to go in the game and the Badgers fouling to stop the clock, Moore hit six free throws on three trips to the line to help cement the win for the Wildcats. Overall, Moore had a game-high 26 points, including going 4-for-6 from 3-point range.Besides having problems stopping Moore, the Badgers also found themselves in foul trouble in the second half. Two quick fouls by Keaton Nankivil in the beginning of the second half put him on the bench. Forward Marcus Landry also had four fouls with 8:14 left in the game, which put him out of play until the last few minutes.“You can’t blame anybody,” Ryan said of Landry’s foul trouble. “You have to be accountable to yourself.The Badgers have not won a game in 24 days, which is moving them closer to being out of tournament contention come March. But, down the stretch, Wisconsin is still trying to take the season one game at a time.“I wasn’t thinking about the losing streak in the last couple of seconds, I was thinking about the win,” Hughes said. “Yeah, it’s hard to get back on the left-hand side of things, but this is life and we have to get it together, and we are running out of time.”
Hazel L. Busch, age 89, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, KS. Â Â Hazel L. (McAfee) Busch was born on December 19, 1923 in Arkansas City, KS to Charles McAfee and Margaret (Summerfield) McAfee.She was united in marriage to William Henry â€œBillâ€ Busch on April 15, 1947 in Wichita, KS.Â He preceded her in death on August 9, 2012.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one granddaughter, Elizabeth; three brothers, Charles Albert, Dale and Eugene and one sister, Dorothy Straight.Survivors include two sons, Jim Busch and his wife Ruth, of Milan, KS, and Bill Busch of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Judi Shirley and her husband Tom of Alva, OK, and Linda Erb and her husband Bill of Valley Center, KS; five grandchildren, Zak, Chris, Thresia, Mark, and Emily and one great grandson, William.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mayfield Federated Church in Mayfield, KS.Â Reverend Susan Stover will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 1:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.Â The family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 â€“ 7:00 P.M.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Mayfield Federated Church.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guestbook, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane SOME of Tottenham’s star players think Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a way out of the crisis hit club, it has been claimed.Players have reportedly seen a change in the Argentine and think he has been “noticeably distant” since returning from the summer break.1 Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants out of Tottenham according to his playersCredit: Getty – ContributorAfter Tuesday’s utter humiliation – the 7-2 home Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich – Poch held clear the air talks with his shocked players.But according to the Mail, the players think something is not right with the Real Madrid and Manchester United target, who revealed he would have left in the summer if Spurs had won the Champions League.Sources reportedly say there is no danger of Poch losing his job despite the club’s disastrous start to the season.And the £32million cost of sacking the ex-Southampton gaffer is the main reason.There is also reported unease at Poch’s treatment of certain players and question marks raised over some of his tactical decisions.The club is in utter turmoil as only yesterday wantaway star Christian Eriksen was forced to deny rumours his girlfriend slept with Jan Vertonghen.But both Eriksen and married Spurs pal Vertonghen, 32, took to Twitter to slam the vile, untrue gossip.The Danish star, quote-tweeted one of the fake reports, simply wrote the word, “bulls***”, complete with a sleeping emoji.There was also suggestion the rumoured ‘incident’ had sparked a dressing room bust up involving Harry Kane. MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThe original tweet spreading the fake news read: “Christian Eriksen’s wife has reportedly been caught having an affair with his team-mate Jan Vertonghen.”That tweet also claimed the Spurs squad were involved in a bust-up – with Kane said to be involved – attaching pictures of Vertonghen sporting a black eye.Spurs have just one point from their two Champions League games and face an uphill battle to qualify with a goal difference of minus five.