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This Week in Badger Athletics: Feb. 25-March 3

ON WISCONSIN <b>Whitney Massey and the Badgers hit the road to take on a pair of Top 25 teams at the Easton Invitational this week.</b>
Whitney Massey and the Badgers hit the road to take on a pair of Top 25 teams at the Easton Invitational this week.

Feb. 25, 2013

MEN'S BASKETBALL (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers look to defend home court this week when they welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers to the Kohl Center this week. Nebraksa visits on Tuesday before the Badgers battle the Boilermakers on Sunday.

Last Week: Wisconsin routed Northwestern, 69-41, on Wednesday in it's lone game of the week.

Need to Know: Freshman Sam Dekker is second in scoring in conference play among Big Ten non-starters. Dekker is averaging 8.6 points to go along with 3.2 rebounds per contest. He has tallied double-figure scoring outings in each of the last four games.

Good to Know: Tuesday's game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Following Sunday's game, which will be broadcast by ESPN, a ceremony will be held to honor all five Badgers seniors. Fans can also follow both games via a live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com.

• vs. Nebraska (Feb. 26) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Gametracker  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

• vs. Purdue (March 3) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Gametracker  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (11-16, 3-11 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers begin the week by hosting No. 24 Nebraska (21-6, 11-3) on Thursday for its annual Senior Night. Tip time is 7 p.m. from the Kohl Center. The regular season wraps up on Sunday with a road game at Michigan State (20-6, 8-5). Tip off is at 1 p.m. CT from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.

Last Week: Wisconsin's last-second shot fell short as the Badgers dropped a 54-52 decision at Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers led by two points with 2:04 to play but couldn't hold on. .

Need to Know: Senior Tiera Stephen will be honored in post-game ceremonies on Thursday night. The 5-7 point guard is the only senior on this year's Badger team. A transfer from Louisville, Stephen has played three years at Wisconsin and this season ranks among the best players in the Big Ten in assists and steals. 

Good to Know: The Badgers game against the Spartans will air live on the Big Ten Network and online at BTN2Go.com. Fans can also follow along with a live Gameday Blog at UWBadgers.com and on the radio at 1070 WTSO-AM.

•  vs. Nebraska (Feb. 28) -- GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif   

•  at Michigan State (March 3) --  GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

MEN'S HOCKEY (15-10-7, 10-7-7 WCHA)
This Week:
Wisconsin visits Nebraska Omaha on Friday and Saturday for its regular season road series of the year. The Mavericks hold a three-point advantage in the league standings with two weeks remaining.

Last Week: The Badgers posted a 5-0 victory over Penn State on Sunday in the first game of a two-game non-conference series with the Nittany Lions.

Need to Know: Junior forward Tyler Barnes had a career night on Sunday with a goal and three assists, UW's first four-point game since Mark Zengerle last March against Minnesota.

Good to Know: Tonight's Badgers game against Penn State airs live on BTN at 7:30 p.m., while Friday's contest at Nebraska Omaha is live at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Saturday's game can be heard on 1310 WIBA and at Badgersportsnetwork.com. A video stream is available for a fee at Americaonesports.com.

•  at Nebraska-Omaha (March 1) -- GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif   

•  at Nebraska-Omaha (March 2) -- GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif   |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic  

WOMEN'S HOCKEY (19-9-2, 15-9-2-2 WCHA)
This Week: The women's hockey team hosts St. Cloud State in a best-of-three series for the first round of WCHA playoffs this weekend. Friday's and Saturday's games will begin at 7 p.m., while Sunday's will start at 4 p.m., if necessary.

Last Week: The Badgers swept Bemidji State, Feb. 22-23, to finish the regular season with six-consecutive wins. Coach Johnson earned his 300th win as the Badgers downed the Beavers, 2-0, in Friday's contest. Decker then recorded her 239th career point to surpass Meghan Duggan for the second all-time leading scorer at UW in the Badgers' 3-1 win on Saturday.

Need to Know: The Badgers finished the regular season tied for second place in the WCHA with North Dakota. Wisconsin owns the tie-breaker, and received the second seed for the conference playoffs.

Good to Know: Video streams for the games this weekend will be available at InsideBadgerSports.com. Live audio for all the games will be available at WSUM.org. Live stats and a live Gameday Blog will be available on UWBadgers.com.

• St. Cloud State (March 1) - Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats | Live Audio

• St. Cloud State (March 2) - Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats | Live Audio

• St. Cloud State (March 3) - Gameday Blog  |  Live Stats | Live Audio

This Week: No. 75 Wisconsin continues its homestand with a 2 p.m. match against  No. 25 Notre Dame on Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.  

Last Week: Wisconsin defeated in-state rival Marquette, 4-3, on Wednesday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. It returned to the court on Saturday to face No. 40 Minnesota in the opening of Big Ten play. Wisconsin's 4-3 upset over Minnesota marked its second win over a ranked opponent this season. 

Need to Know: The Badgers made their debut in the Campbell's/ITA College Tennis Division 1 poll last week at No. 75. Their win over Minnesota also moved them to first place in the Big Ten Conference. 

Good to Know: Live updates will be available throughout Sunday's match via the live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com and the men's tennis Twitter page, @BadgerMTennis. A complete recap will also be available on UWBadgers.com following the match. 

This Week: UW plays in a pair of matches in Texas this week. The Badgers square off against SMU on Saturday at noon before taking on No. 21 Texas Tech on Sunday at 11 a.m. Texas Tech will host both matches.

Last Week: Wisconsin was kept off the scoreboard against Big Ten rival Minnesota, losing 7-0 in Minneapolis on Sunday. UW's lone win came at No. 3 doubles, where Hannah Berner and Helen Rabot rallied to win their match in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (9-7). The singles matches were closer than the final score suggested, with three matches going to three sets before being won by the Gophers.

Need to Know: UW's match against No. 21 Texas Tech will be its fifth battle against a ranked team this season, joining matchups against Duke, College of Charleston, Utah and Minnesota. The Badgers lost each of those matches, and will look for their first win over a ranked team this season.

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have complete recaps following both matches.

This Week: The Badgers travel to Fullerton, Calif., for six games, Thursday-Sunday, at the Easton Invitational. Wisconsin will face No. 8 Cal and No. 20 Stanford in the tournament.

Last Week: UW continued its hot start with a 6-0 record at the Diamond 9 Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The Badgers swept Boston University and Georgia Southern on their way to a 10-1 record, the best start in program history. 

Need to Know: Whitney Massey hit six doubles over the weekend, breaking UW's career doubles record with a two-bagger on Saturday against Boston University. Massey now has 39 career doubles, besting the previous record of 36 set by Julie Borchard in 1999.

Good to Know: Live stats for the Easton Invitational can be found at www.FullertonTitans.com and a live Gameday Blog will be available at UWBadgers.com. Fans can also find recaps, videos and statistics after each game at UWBadgers.com. 

This Week: Wisconsin travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming Championships.

Need to Know: Senior Michael Weiss looks to cap off his final season in Cardinal and White by earning a conference championship and first-team All-Big Ten honors. Weiss is currently 10th in the country in the 1000-yard freestyle, finishing in 9:05.21 at the Big Ten Quad Duals in just his second time racing in the event. 

Good to Know: Visit UWBadgers.com for complete coverage of the Badgers' trip to Bloomington for the championships.


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