Entering the 2011 postseason, the Badgers owned an 11-2 mark in NCAA tournament games. Meanwhile, the rest of the 2011 NCAA Women's Frozen Four field, made up of Boston College, Boston University and Cornell, combined for a 3-4 record, including a 1-2 record in Frozen Four games.
Wisconsin's Frozen Four record? A blistering 7-1 for a .875 winning percentage.
After winning their respective NCAA quarterfinal games this season, BC, BU and Cornell have upped their combined national tournament record to 6-4. Nevertheless, the Badgers still hold a significantly better record with double the wins and half the losses at 12-2.
Besides UW, Cornell is the only other team in this year's final four with a Frozen Four win to its name after the Big Red defeated Mercyhurst, 3-2 in overtime, in last year's semifinal round. Cornell fell to Minnesota Duluth, 3-2 in triple overtime, in the 2010 title game.
Interestingly, Boston College's lone Frozen Four game also required overtime. The Eagles dropped a 4-3 double-overtime decision to national runner-up Minnesota Duluth in 2007. Wisconsin topped UMD, 4-1, to win its second national crown that year.
With three national championships and four Frozen Four appearances in their possession, the Badgers enter this weekend's Frozen Four as the most experienced team.
Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal took a look at the Badgers' experience and confidence: With Frozen Four ahead, Badgers are confident (March 16, 2011).