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The Morning After: Olympics Round-Up, Northwestern Falls

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 22, 2010 4:00PM

Winter Olympics
The USA men's hockey team made all the headlines with their big 5-3 victory over home-ice favorites Team Canada last night in the final preliminary game for both teams. While Patrick Kane had a quiet night for Team USA, all three Canadian Blackhawks got in on the action. Jonathan Toews was credited with two assists while Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook were each credited with one. The victory means Team USA gets a bye into Wednesday's quarterfinals while Team Canada has to take part in tomorrow's playoff qualifier round. And later today, Team USA's women's hockey team, including Plainfield native Lisa Chesson, takes on Sweden in the semifinals.

The U.S. duo of Tanith Belbin and Chicago native Ben Agosto remains in fourth place after last night's second round of the ice dancing competition, just a little over three points out of medal contention. The third and final round is tonight.

College Basketball
Trailing by 14 at the half, Northwestern put up a valiant run to topple Wisconsin but came up just short and fell to the Badgers 70-63. John Shurna led the Wildcats with 26 points.