Thursday Wisconsin Sports UPDATE

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports from The AP

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After a pair of Big Ten losses, the Wisconsin football team tries to turn things around in tomorrow's game with Northern Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says his team may have run into trouble by focusing too much on the ultimate goal at the end of the season. But with a conference title probably out of reach, there's still quite a bit of football to play for the 5-and-2 Badgers, including games with top-ranked Ohio State and nationally ranked Michigan State.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Badger basketball team will be without senior guard Michael Flowers. He's going on a temporary leave of absence for medical reasons. Flowers averaged just over seven points in starting all 36 games last season and led the team in assists with 105 and in steals with 58. He was named to the Big Ten all-defensive team. A news release from the athletic department says Flowers and his family do not wish to comment, and the university doesn't either.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak is considering adding a new twist for his reserves. The coach says he'd like to have a high-energy unit of defensive specialists who could come on the floor, disrupt the opposition and give the whole team a boost, not to mention the fans. He says it would be like the Bomb Squad that he had when he coached Idaho of the Continental Basketball Association several years ago.

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