This Week in Badger Athletics: Jan. 14-20


ON WISCONSIN <b>Ryan Little and the Badgers welcome perennial-power Miami (Ohio) to the Kohl Center this weekend.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Ryan Little and the Badgers welcome perennial-power Miami (Ohio) to the Kohl Center this weekend.
ON WISCONSIN

Jan. 14, 2013

Men's Basketball (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers (12-4, 3-0) hit the road this week for a pair of key Big Ten contests. UW will travel to Indiana on Tuesday to battle Indiana at 8 p.m. (CT) before making the trip to Iowa City on Saturday to take on the Hawkeyes. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. (CT).

Last Week: Wisconsin moved to 3-0 in Big Ten play for the first time in four seasons after routing 12th-ranked Illinois, 74-51, at the Kohl Center on Saturday.

Need to Know: The Badgers have won in each of their last four visits to Assembly Hall. UW is the only team to ever beat Indiana four consecutive times in that building.

Good to Know: Tuesday’s game will air live on ESPN, while Saturday’s contest will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network. Fans can also follow both games via a live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com.

• at Indiana  (Jan. 15) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

• at Iowa  (Jan. 15) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


Women's Basketball (8-9, 0-4 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers (8-9 overall, 0-4 Big Ten) continues their tough road swing, playing at No. 8 Penn State (13-2, 3-0) on Thursday. Tip time is 6 p.m. CT from Bryce-Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Wisconsin returns home on Sunday to face Ohio State (10-6, 0-3) at 2 p.m. in the Kohl Center. 

Last Week: Wisconsin fell to 0-4 in Big Ten play after losing to Iowa 65-56 at home on Jan. 10 and falling on the road at Michigan 54-43 on Jan. 13. It is the Badgers’ worst conference start since 2002-03 when the team was also 0-4.

Need to Know:  Sophomore Jacki Gulczynski is the most improved scorer in the Big Ten this season, upping her freshman average by 8.6 points per game. The 6-1 forward averaged 2.5 points per game last year while averaging 11.1 points per game this season. 

Good to Know: Both games this week will air live on the Big Ten Digital Network. Thursday’s game will be broadcast on 1310 WIBA-AM and Sunday’s game can be heard on 92.1 WXXM-FM. Both games will feature a live Gameday Blog available on UWBadgers.com.

• at Penn State (Jan. 17) -- GameTracker  |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic

• vs. Ohio State (Jan. 20) -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic


MEN'S HOCKEY (8-7-5, 6-5-5 WCHA)
This Week: Wisconsin (8-7-5, 6-5-5 WCHA) plays at the Kohl Center for the first time in more than a month when top-10 ranked Miami (12-5-5, 8-4-4 CCHA) visits for a non-conference series on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game is 8 p.m., while Saturday’s contest is a 7 p.m., start.

Last Week: The Badgers captured a pair of dramatic overtime victories over No. 11 Minnesota State as John Ramage scored with 32 seconds remaining on Friday and 6.2 seconds left in Saturday’s game to Wisconsin its first ever sweep in Mankato.

Need to Know: Wisconsin’s overtime victories last weekend were their first on the road and first in the WCHA regular season since Nov. 3, 2006 at Alaska Anchorage. The victories helped Wisconsin extend to a 10-game unbeaten streak (7-0-3).

Good to Know: Friday’s game is live on BTN and streams on BTN2go.com. Saturday is live on Fox Sports Wisconsin+ and tape delayed on Wisconsin Channel at 10 p.m. Both games live on the radio at WIBA-AM 1310, the Wisconsin Radio Network and Badgersportsnetwork.com.

• vs. Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 18) -- Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic   

• vs. Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 19) -- Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif    


WOMEN'S HOCKEY (14-6-2, 10-6-2-2 WCHA)
This Week: Wisconsin hits the road this weekend to take on North Dakota, Friday and Saturday. Both games are set to begin at 7 p.m. Earlier this season the Badgers swept UND in Madison, Dec. 8-9, by scores of 3-2 and 3-1.

Last Week: The Badgers finished the regular-season series with Ohio State this past Friday and Saturday in LaBahn Arena. Wisconsin used two short-handed goals to take the first game, 4-1. Decker had a hand in three of the four goals, including scoring the game winner short-handed. In the series finale, the Buckeyes were a bit more stingy, but the Badgers prevailed for a 2-1 win. Rigsby made a total of 49 saves on the weekend and only surrendered two goals, both stemming from OSU power plays.

Need to Know: Brianna Decker leads the nation with 147 shots on goal and is tied for third in the country for goals scored with 21.

Good to Know: The games at North Dakota will be televised locally by Midco Sports Net and will also be available on FCS Central (DirecTV channel 626). UNDSports.com will provide live stats and an audio stream for free, along with a video stream for a fee. Fans can also follow along with a live game blog at UWBadgers.com.

• North Dakota (Jan. 18) – Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats  |  Live Video Small Video Graphic | Live Audio http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif

• North Dakota (Jan. 19) – Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats  |  Live Video Small Video Graphic | Live Audio http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week:
The No. 12-ranked Badgers host their second-consecutive home meet when they play host to the Wisconsin Elite Invitational this Friday and Saturday inside The Shell. UW will host Illinois State, Northern Iowa, UW-Whitewater and Southeast Missouri State.

Last Week: The Badgers opened the indoor slate by hosting the Badger Track Classic on Saturday. Senior Japheth Cato led the way with strong early performances in the 60 hurdles (7.97 seconds) and long jump (23 feet, 5 1/2 inches), winning both events.

Need to Know: This weekend’s meet includes the Badgers’ first multi-event competition of the season, a five-event pentathlon. Cato holds UW’s school record and was the NCAA leader in the pentathlon last year with his career-best score of 4,040 points.

Good to Know: A men’s pentathlon is set for 1 p.m. Friday, with the meet beginning in earnest at 11 a.m. Saturday. Live results will be available at UWBadgers.com, with live updates also provided via @BadgerTrack on Twitter.

Live results


WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week:
The 16th-ranked Badgers look to defend their home track when Illinois State, Northern Iowa, UW-Whitewater and Southeast Missouri State come to The Shell on Saturday for the annual Wisconsin Elite Invitational.

Last Week: Wisconsin divided its efforts, with a small group of throwers competing in the Badger Track Classic and a larger group traveling to the Panther Open at Northern Iowa. Sophomore Kelsey Card led the way for the Badgers by posting the Big Ten’s top mark to win the shot put at 53 feet, 10 1/2 inches.

Need to Know: Newcomer Alexis Mitchell, who has played for the Badgers’ volleyball team the past four years, made her track debut at the Panther Open and won the long jump with a leap of 18-7 1/4. That performance was better than any UW mark in the event last season.

Good to Know: A men’s pentathlon begins the Wisconsin Elite Invitational at 1 p.m. Friday, with women’s events getting underway at 11 a.m. Saturday. Live results will be available at UWBadgers.com, with live updates also provided via @BadgerTrack on Twitter.

• Live results


WRESTLING (6-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
This Week: Wisconsin puts its three match Big Ten win streak on the line when it travels to No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 Ohio State. On Friday, the Badgers faceoff on the mat with Penn State at 6 p.m., while on Sunday they take on the Buckeyes at noon.

Last Week: In a thrilling dual at the UW Field House, the No. 22 Badgers extended their dual meet unbeaten streak to four with a dramatic comeback, 19-16, upset win over No. 11 Michigan Sunday. Trailing six points with three matches to go, Wisconsin rallied to tie the team score at 16 and set-up a dual deciding match at heavyweight between No. 11 Connor Medbery and Michigan's No. 19-ranked Ben Apland.

Good to Know: Jackson Hein remains unbeaten in dual meet competition at 197 lbs., with a perfect 8-0 record. In Sunday’s dual, Hein tied the team score at 16 with an upset win by decision, 2-1, over the Wolverine's eighteenth-ranked Max Huntley to set up the decisive match at heavyweight.

Need to Know: Fridays dual at Penn State will air live on BTN and Sunday’s bout will be available on BTDN. Fans can follow @Badger_Wrestle for updates and UWBadgers.com will have complete post match coverage. 

• Penn State (Jan. 18) Watch Live Small Video Graphic

• Ohio State (Jan. 20) Watch Live Small Video Graphic

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