Tuesday Wisconsin Sports UPDATE

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports from The AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan Braun admits he had trouble sleeping Sunday night at his condo in Santa Monica, California. When he got up, he went for a jog to ease his nervous energy. Then the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman learned he had edged out Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and is the Rookie of the Year in the National League. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says the award shows how good Braun is, because in any other year Tulowitzki would have won it hands down.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Mike McCarthy is setting quite a pace in just his second year as coach of the Green Bay Packers. His team is 8-1 after beating Minnesota Sunday, giving him the best start to a career among active coaches, tying Washington's Joe Gibbs at 16-9 after 25 games. It's also the best coaching start in Packers' history.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Two games against unranked opponents turned out to be surprisingly tough tests for the 10th-ranked Marquette men's college basketball team. Two days after struggling to win their season opener, the Golden Eagles needed a second-half surge to beat Utah Valley 66-55 last night at the Bradley Center.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- David Lighty had 21 points to help Ohio State beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 91-68 last night in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off men's basketball tournament at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes (1-0) advance to meet Columbia (1-0), which beat Delaware State 47-41 in the earlier game.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Janelle Harris scored 13 points to lead Marquette, as the Golden Eagles beat Loyola of Chicago 82-69 in women's college basketball last night. Svetlana Kovalenko, Krystal Ellis and Erin Monfre added 12 points apiece for Marquette (0-1), while Paige Fiedorowicz chipped in 9 rebounds and Kovalenko had 8.

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