MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks headed into the All Star break riding a three-game winning streak, but the momentum was snapped by the Utah Jazz in a 109-95 loss at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 33 points, along with 12 rebounds and five steals, but the only other Milwaukee player to show up was Michael Beasley, who recorded 22 points and six rebounds.
“Blame it on the [All Star] break,” Beasley told reporters after the loss. “Just got to figure it out and fix some things on the defensive side. Offense, we didn’t have a lot of assists. 15 assists? That’s not going to get it done for us.”
But it wasn’t like Milwaukee didn’t have control of the game at one point. The Bucks started the game on an 11-3 run, until the Jazz took control, ending the first quarter on a 33-16 run. That early lead was the only one Milwaukee would have the rest of the night.
RENO, Nev. — Former University of Wisconsin quarterback commit Austin Kafentzis will be transferring to his third school after it was reported on Saturday he’d left the Nevada football program.
After committing to then-Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen in 2014, the four-star prospect left the Badgers for the Wolfpack of Nevada and is now joining Arizona Western. Reports circulated at the time that coach Paul Chryst, who took over for Andersen, didn’t see Kafentzis as a fit for his program.
Kafentzis broke 15 high school records during his time at Jordan High School (Utah). He sat out the 2015 season due to NCAA eligibility rules. Since he’s now transferring to a Division II school, Kafentzis would be eligible to play immediately.
“He thought it was best to take a step back, and then start the recruiting process over after this season,” said Austin’s father Kyle Kafentzis. “He’s worked harder than ever. He’s got a smile on his face all of the time, and he just realizes this is his path.”
“The reality is, if you want to play football, you’ve committed to the coach, for a quarterback for sure,” Kyle Kafentzis said, adding that Austin is not discouraged by the turmoil of his playing situation. “He’s taking it in stride. … When you’re six-foot-and-a-half and they have too many quarterbacks, the first person they’re going to try to move is you. In both cases, both his OCs left.”