Badgers beat Stanford at Brewers’ home stadium
MILWAUKEE– Tyler Wahl scored 17 points as Wisconsin beat Stanford 60-50 on Friday night at American Family Field, the home of Big league Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers.Jordan Davis had
a career-high 13 points and Chucky Hepburn included 11 to assist Wisconsin (2-0) win the very first college basketball game at a baseball-only center given that a 2015 match between San Diego and San Diego State at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres.Badgers coach Greg Gard had tried for about 15 years to bring a game to the Brewers’stadium, situated about 80 miles east of Wisconsin’s campus. Billed as the”Brew City Fight, “Friday’s event was part of a doubleheader that began with a ladies’s basketball game that Kansas State won 77-63 over Wisconsin. “I had fans grabbing me that I have no concept who they are, as I was walking down to the dugout and stuff, so ecstatic to be able to be part of this occasion, “Gard stated. “It turned out much better than we most likely ever expected or imagined.” American Family Field has a retractable roof that was closed for Friday’s games. The event had a revealed attendance of 17,927 and included a combination of University of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Makers traditions.One timeout included a variation of the sausage race that occurs in the seventh inning of Makers house
games. Another timeout had Wisconsin fans leaping along to Home of Pain’s “Jump Around,”the exact same way they do back on campus.The stadium was reconfigured for basketball by getting rid of the pitcher’s mound and putting the court on the infield.
About 400 bleacher seats were put courtside, there were a few rows of chairs behind each basket and fans likewise filled portions of the stadium’s long-term stands.”It was terrific, looking up in the stands and you see three or four levels filled with red,”Wahl said. Wisconsin beat Stanford on Friday night to win the very first college basketball game at a baseball-only center considering that a 2015 match between San Diego and San Diego State at Petco Park. Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK Steven Crowl had 9 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin.Brandon Angel scored 14 indicate lead Stanford(1-1), which shot just 1 of 16 from 3-point range. Wisconsin was 5 of 20 from beyond the arc.Wisconsin led 32-20 after a first half in which Stanford missed out on all nine of its 3-point efforts and had nearly twice as numerous turnovers(12) as baskets (7). Stanford cut Wisconsin’s lead to 45-40 with 8:22 left but shot simply 2-of-11 from the flooring the
rest of the method.”I do believe at the end of the day, we’re going to have a fantastic 3-point shooting group and we’ll be an extremely effective offensive team,”Stanford coach Jerod Haase said.”Obviously that wasn’t the case tonight. Definitely Wisconsin gets some credit for how they defended us.
“Michael Jones had nine points for the Cardinal three nights after the Davidson transfer had a career-high 31 in his Stanford launching, an 88-78 victory over Pacific. Maxime Raynaud, who scored 22 against Pacific, had just three points Friday.Spencer Jones, who led Stanford in scoring last season, had eight
points Friday after an injury kept him out of the Pacific game.