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Tucker on Wooden watch list; UW soccer player wins national cup; Beijing Ducks to visit Madison

Tucker on Wooden Award preseason list

University of Wisconsin junior forward Alando Tucker was one of 50 players named a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award All-America Team Monday.

Tucker had a team-high 15.2 points per game as a sophomore, added 6.1 rebounds per game and was named third-team All-Big Ten. He notched 21.3 points during the final three games of the NCAA Tournament, including 25 against eventual champion North Carolina. Tucker has 913 career points; only 10 juniors-to-be in the country have more career points than Tucker.

Five other Big Ten athletes were also on the list: Maurice Ager (Michigan State), Dee Brown (Illinois), Paul Davis (Michigan State), Vincent Grier (Minnesota) and Jeff Horner (Iowa).

Tucker is the fifth Badger in history to make the list, joining Kirk Penney (2003), Mike Kelley (2001), Sam Okey (1998) and Michael Finley (1995).

Badger soccer player wins USASA National Cup

Katy Lindenmuth, a senior midfielder/forward on the Wisconsin women's soccer team, helped the Illinois Eclipse Select Team earn its second-straight U.S. Adult Soccer Association national cup championship last weekend in Frisco, Texas.

The Eclipse Select defeated the DSC Titans (Texas) 3-2 to win the women's amateur bracket. Lindenmuth added a goal in the Eclipse Select's 1-0 semifinal win over the Hiberian Saints (Washington).

Beijing Ducks to visit Madison Aug. 11

The Beijing Ducks, a Chinese professional basketball team, will take on a group of former college basketball stars Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House. The former college stars, coached by Wisconsin's Bo Ryan, include 2005 Badger seniors Sharif Chambliss, Clayton Hanson, Andreas Helmigk and Mike Wilkinson, as well as former Badgers Roy Boone, Rashard Griffith, current Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore, former Iowa star Luke Recker, current UW director of basketball operations Will Ryan and five former UW-Platteville players: Ben Schambow, Pete Stremlow, Brian Murphy, Travis Schrieber and Bryan Stangel.

The Ducks are visiting Wisconsin as part of the MMAC China Council Bucks – Ducks Business Basketball Exchange and will spend 12 days in the state.

Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m.

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