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This Week In Badger Athletics: Feb. 11-17


ON WISCONSIN <b>Ryan Evans and the men's basketball team head to Minnesota for a battle in The Barn.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Ryan Evans and the men's basketball team head to Minnesota for a battle in The Barn.
ON WISCONSIN

Feb. 11, 2013

MEN'S BASKETBALL (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers (17-7, 8-3) return to the road this week before hosting a top-25 foe on Sunday. UW will battle Minnesota on Thursday before welcoming Ohio State on Sunday.

Last Week: Wisconsin went 2-0 in a pair of overtime conference home games this past week. After a double-OT thriller against Iowa on Wednesday, UW defeated No. 3 Michigan, 65-62, in overtime, highlighted by Ben Brust's buzzer-beating 3-point shot to send the game into OT.

Need to Know: Junior Ben Brust earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors following his stellar performance in both of UW's wins. Brust is leading the Badgers in scoring (10.5) during Big Ten play.

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

• at Minnesota (Feb. 14) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

• #13 Ohio State  (Feb. 17) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten)
This Week:
The Badgers (11-13 overall, 3-8 Big Ten) are counting down the regular season with only five games remaining. Wisconsin wraps up its two-game home stand by hosting No. 13 Purdue (18-5, 7-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Kohl Center. UW has the weekend off before playing at Illinois (14-9, 7-4) on Feb. 18. 

Last Week: The Badgers couldn't hold on to a four-point lead at the end of regulation and dropped a 65-59 double-overtime decision at Ohio State on Feb. 7. Wisconsin got back on the winning track with a 65-53 victory over Indiana on Feb. 10 in the Kohl Center.

Of Note: Sophomore Jacki Gulczynski tallied career highs of 32 points and 15 rebounds in the loss at Ohio State. The 6-1 forward also set a school record by playing in all 50 minutes of the double overtime game.

•  #13 Purdue (Feb. 14) -- GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic   

•  at Illinois (Feb. 18) --  GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 


MEN'S HOCKEY (11-9-6, 8-6-6 WCHA)
This Week:
Wisconsin (12-9-7, 9-6-7 WCHA) plays another important weekend of hockey, this time against Minnesota (19-5-4, 11-5-4 WCHA) as UW trails Minnesota by one point in the WCHA standings. The teams meet Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center, then on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic outdoors at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Last Week: The Badgers claimed three of four points from visiting Bemidji State with a 2-2 overtime time and 3-2 victory.

Need to Know: Wisconsin is 2-0-0 in outdoor games at football stadiums and will play its third in school history this week. Only Michigan (4) will have played more outdoor games since 2000.

Good to Know: Friday's game is live on Fox Sports North, while Saturday's game airs on BTN. Both games are on 1310 WIBA on the radio, while also streaming live at BadgerSportsNetwork.com for free. UWBadgers.com has live stats and Gameday Live blog for both contests.

• vs. Minnesota (Feb. 15) -- GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

• vs. Minnesota (Feb. 17) --  Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 


Women's Hockey (17-9-2, 13-9-2-2 WHCA)
This Week: The women's hockey team hosts Minnesota Duluth for its final home series of the regular season, Feb. 16-17.  Saturday's game will begin at 7 p.m., while Sunday's is set to start at 4 p.m.

Last Time Out: The Badgers completed the season sweep of St. Cloud State, outscoring the Huskies 11-1 last weekend, Feb. 8-9. Alex Rigsby made a total of 44 saves and the Badgers received scoring from nine different players in the two games. Wisconsin blanked the Huskies, 6-0, in the first game of the series. In the second game, St. Cloud State scored first, but the Badgers answered back with five-straight goals to win 5-1.

Need to Know:  Wisconsin and Minnesota Duluth enter the weekend only three points (one win), apart in the conference standings. The Badgers are in third place with 43 points, while the Bulldogs are in fourth with 40 points. North Dakota sits in second place, just two points above Wisconsin, and plays fifth-place Ohio State this weekend.

Good to Know: Video streams for the games this weekend will be available at InsideBadgerSports.com. Saturday's game will be broadcast on WIBA 1310-AM, and audio for both games will also be available at WSUM.org. Live Stats and a live gameday blog will be available on UWBadgers.com.

• Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 16) - Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats  |  Live Video  | Live Audio

• Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 17) - Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats  |  Live Video  | Live Audio


WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: Wisconsin eases toward championship season by hosting its final tune-up for the upcoming Big Ten championships. The Red & White Open begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday inside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell). Admission is free.
 
Last Week: The Badgers were represented at a pair of major meets, with sophomore Deanna Latham leading the charge at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa. She broke the Badgers' school record in the 60 hurdles by clocking the top time in the preliminary round at 8.39 seconds. In Seattle, senior Caitlin Comfort clocked the second-fastest 5000 meters mark in the Big Ten this season with a time of 16:09.72 at the Husky Classic.
 
Need to Know: Latham, a multi-event specialist, not only leads the Big Ten on the season in the pentathlon (4,024 points), but also ranks No. 3 in the long Jump (19-8 3/4), No. 5 in the 60 hurdles (8.39) and 11th in the high jump (5-7).
 
Good to Know: Good to Know: Fans can follow the Red & White Open with live results at UWBadgers.com.


WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: Wisconsin divides its resources between the highly-competitive Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, and Husky Classic in Seattle this Friday and Saturday.

Last Week: Sophomore Deanna Latham led the way for the Badgers by winning the pentathlon at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., scoring a personal-best 4,024 points to hold off teammate Jessica Flax (4,009). The duo rank 1-2 in the Big Ten this season and positioned themselves for selection to the NCAA indoor championships.

Need to Know: Latham and Flax are looking to keep the Badgers' Big Ten dominance in the multi-events alive this season. Flax won the conference crown in the outdoor heptathlon last season to secure a sweep of the indoor pentathlon/outdoor heptathlon titles for Wisconsin for the third-consecutive season. UW has won the last three indoor pentathlon titles thanks to Dorcas Akinniyi, who exhausted her indoor eligibility after last season.

Good to Know: Live results from both the Cyclone Classic and Husky Classic are available for following the meets live.

• Cyclone Classic (Feb. 8-9) -  Live Stats 

• Husky Classic (Feb. 8-9) -  Live Stats


WOMEN'S GOLF
This Week:
 Women's golf begins its spring season with a dual meet with Colorado State in Gilbert, Ariz. Six players will tee it up at the Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch.

Next Week: The women's team will return to Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 24-25, to host their own golf tournament at the Westbrook Village Golf Club.

Need to Know: The second annual Westbrook Village Spring Invitational includes Washington, the No. 1 golf team in the country.


SOFTBALL (4-1)
This Week: The Badgers take the weekend off after opening the season at the First Pitch Classic in Charlotte, N.C., last weekend.

Last Week: Wisconsin opened the season with a 4-1 record at the First Pitch Classic. Two of the Badgers' wins came against Notre Dame, including an 11-inning, 6-5, victory on Sunday to cap off the weekend.

Need to Know: Katie Christner, Shannel Blackshear and Mary Massei each hit two-run home runs in extra innings to propel the Badgers to victory. Christner's first career home run tied the game in the eighth inning, Blackshear's tied the game in the ninth and Massei's won the game in the 11th.

Good to Know: The Badgers' schedule for the Diamond 9 Tournament was released and Wisconsin is set to play six games in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22-24. UW will play a game against Georgia Southern and Boston University each day of the three-day tournament.


MEN'S TENNIS (5-1)
This Week: The Badgers have their first weekend off since the season started three weeks ago. They return to the court on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to face in-state rival Marquette.

Last Week: Wisconsin faced its first two ranked teams of the season in matches against No. 75 UC-Irvine and No. 57 Clemson. On Friday, the Badgers extended their undefeated streak to five-games in a 5-2 victory over UC-Irvine. Wisconsin didn't fare as well on Sunday, falling to Clemson, 5-2.

Need to Know: Although eight Big Ten teams are nationally ranked in the latest poll, Wisconsin holds the second best record among the conference teams. The Badgers will face their first Big Ten team on Feb. 23 when Minnesota travels to Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Good to Know: For live updates during Badger home matches follow the men's tennis Twitter page, @BadgerMTennis, and for complete recaps visit UWBadgers.com following the matches. 


WOMEN'S TENNIS (1-4)
This Week:
The Badgers will travel to Louisville for their fifth road match of the season, when they take on the Cardinals at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16.   

Need to Know: UW holds a 1-0 lead in the all-time series with Louisville, having beaten the Cardinals in 2001. Wisconsin will look to improve its record to 2-1 against unranked teams this season. 

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have a complete recap following the match.


WRESTLING (7-6, 4-4 Big Ten)
This Week: Wisconsin begins postseason tournament competition this Sunday, Feb. 17, at the 2013 NWCA National Duals at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The Badgers will compete against Kent State, Oklahoma State and Northern Iowa. The first round begins at 12 p.m., with the final round following at 2 p.m.

Last Week: In the regular season dual finale Sunday, Feb. 10, No. 4 Minnesota proved to be too much for the Badgers, as Wisconsin fell, 34-5. Tyler Graff (133 lbs.) scored UW's only win, a technical fall, in the dual.

Good to Know: Wisconsin went 0-2 at last year's National Duals, falling to Iowa State and Northern Iowa. The Badgers won a total of five matches in those two duals, including a perfect 2-0 mark from current 197 lbs., starter No. 17 Jackson Hein.

The Badgers will again compete against Northern Iowa this year, a team they beat, 24-13, this season on Nov. 24 at the UW Field House.

Need to Know: Live brackets and results from National Duals can be found on the NWCA's website, NWCAOnline.com. Fans can also follow along on Twitter, @Badger_Wrestle, and UWBadgers.com will provide a full recap of the action following the tournament.

 

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