Dec. 3, 2012
MEN'S BASKETBALL (5-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
his Week: The Badgers will host Omaha on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before traveling to take on I-94 rival Marquette at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Last Week: Following a 60-54 loss to Virginia in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Wisconsin validated itself with its 81-56 victory over previously undefeated Cal on Sunday.
Need to Know: Four Badgers scored in double-figures during Sunday’s win, including a team-best 22 points from junior Ben Brust. The 6-foot-1 Illinois native leads the team in rebounding, averaging 7.5 per contest.
Good to Know: Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com, while Sunday’s contest will air live on ESPN2. Fans can also follow both games via a live Gameday Live on UWBadgers.com.
• vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Dec. 4) -- GameTracker | Listen Live
• at Marquette (Dec. 8) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (4-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
This week: Wisconsin (4-3) continues its four-game home stand on Wednesday, hosting intra-state rival Marquette (4-3) at 7 p.m., in the Kohl Center
Last week: The Badgers split in action last week falling at Virginia Tech,47-38, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge before downing previously unbeaten Alabama, 69-50 at home on Saturday,
Of note: The Badgers continue to lead the Big Ten with a free throw percentage of .770. Junior Morgan Paige ranks third in the conference with a free throw percentage of .889 (32-of-36).
• vs. Marquette (Dec. 5) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
WOMEN'S HOCKEY (10-6-2, 6-6-2-2 WCHA)
This Week: The women’s hockey team returns home for one last series before the closing of the 2012 calendar year. The Badgers host North Dakota on Saturday and Sunday, with the games scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Last Week: Wisconsin dropped two closely-contested games to No. 1 Minnesota on Dec. 1-2. The Badgers proved to be the toughest competition the Gophers have faced all season, but UW lost by scores of 4-1 and 2-0. Brianna Decker scored the Badgers’ lone goal in the first game as Minnesota used four goals in the second period to claim the win. In the second game, Alex Rigsby made 36-of-37 saves, but the Gophers scored on the power play and added an empty-net goal.
Need to Know: After this weekend’s games against North Dakota, the women’s hockey team will take a break from action and return on Friday, Jan. 4, with an exhibition against the Minnesota Whitecaps in LaBahn Arena at 7 p.m. The Badgers will resume conference action the following week, hosting Ohio State, Jan. 11-12.
Good to Know: Fans can follow the weekend’s games with live stats and a live game blog available at UWBadgers.com. Live video will be provided at InsideBadgerSports.com. WIBA 1310-AM will broadcast both games and provide a stream of the radio broadcast free of charge online.
• vs. North Dakota (Dec. 8) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
• vs. North Dakota (Dec. 9) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
MEN'S HOCKEY (2-7-3, 2-5-3 WCHA)
This Week: Men's Hockey (2-7-3, 2-5-3 WCHA) plays host to Michigan Tech (4-7-1, 3-6-1 WCHA) on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.
Last Week: Wisconsin took three of four points from WCHA-leading and fifth-ranked Denver, tying 1-1 on Friday, then skating to a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Freshman forward Nic Kerdiles played his first two games, collecting two assists on Saturday.
Need to Know: Despite its record, Wisconsin already owns the season series with Minnesota Duluth and Denver and can capture a third this weekend against Michigan Tech. The Badgers play each of those three teams just two times this season.
Good to know: Both games are live on Fox Sports Wisconsin and both are tape-delayed on Wisconsin Public Television at 10 p.m. The games are live on the radio on WIBA-AM 1310, around the state on the Badger radio network and online at Badgersportsnetwork.com. Gameday Live blog and live stats can be found at UWBadgers.com.
• vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 7) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
• vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 8) -- GameTracker | Listen Live | Watch Live
WRESTLING (3-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
This Week: The Wisconsin wrestling team (3-2) opens Big Ten conference play this weekend with a pair of duals. The Badgers will open their conference season at home against Michigan State on Fri, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the UW Field House before traveling to Lincoln, Neb., Sat. Dec. 9, for a dual with Nebraska at 1 p.m.
Last Week: The Badgers competed at the 31st annual Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas, Nev., this past weekend and finished 14th in the field of 32 of the nation's top wrestling programs. Wisconsin had four of its wrestlers place at the tournament with Tom Kelliher placing eighth at 133 lbs., Tyler Graff earning third-place at 141 lbs., Scott Liegel taking sixth-place at 174 lbs., and Connor Medbery finishing in fifth-place at heavyweight.
Need to Know: Friday against Michigan State is UW Student Night. UW students that present a valid student ID will gain free admission to the dual, free pizza courtesy of Little Caesars and can enter to win a $50 Best Buy gift card. Fans can view a live stream of the Michigant State dual on the Big Ten Digital Network at BTN.com or follow along with the UWBadgers.com Gameday Blog. The Nebraska dual on Sunday will also be streamed on BTDN.
Good to Know: Wisconsin holds the advantage in the all-time series against Michigan State, 24-17-2, but has not faced the Spartans since the 2010-11 season when they scored a road win, 27-9. The Badgers will face Nebraska for the second time as a Big Ten opponent Sunday. In their first Big Ten meeting last season, the Cornhuskers shut-out the Badgers, 36-0, at the UW Field House. Nebraska competed at the Cliff Keen Invite this past weekend as well and earned a fifth-place team finish to go along with two individual champions.