Xtra Points

Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff

Xtra Points Show: Do private schools have an unfair advantage at tournament time?

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Andrew Reuter
March 25, 2015

This week on Xtra Points, Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt and reporter John Barry talk Badgers basketball, busted NCAA brackets and the continuing discussion over how to handle private schools' WIAA success.

Wisconsin is still alive in the NCAA basketball tournament, though the team struggeld to put Oregon away. Frank Kaminsky and the Badgers caused some remotes to go flying over the weekend. Look for Badgers analysis at the beginning of the show.

Meanwhile, plenty of brackets are busted. But Eric's is alive and well. At the 9:30 mark, check out discussion and predictions on which teams are headed toward the Final Four.

Finally, the guys turn back toward prep sports, specifically last week's boys state basketball tournament in Madison. Year after year, private schools statewide are dominating in the lower divisions, John says. That has some smaller schools upset. What can be done? What should be done? And what will be discussed at the WIAA's meeting next month? Hear those thoughts at 15:20.

Thoughts on the show? Have some swag you want to share? Don't forget to let us know. Leave a comment below, send us an email at [email protected], or reach out to us on Twitter. Eric is @ericschmoldt. John is @barezachow1.

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