Jan. 6, 2013
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Game Notes vs. Minnesota
Jan. 6, 2013
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.
Player of the Game
Sophomore Jacki Gulczynski played all 40 minutes of the game, a career high, scoring 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting (53.8 percent) from the field, including 3-of-5 (60 percent) from 3-point range. The 6-1 forward also added six rebounds and three assists, tied her career high with two blocks, and recorded one steal. Gulczynski has scored in double figures the last eight straight games.
Stat of the Game
The Badgers were outrebounded by the Gophers 44-29 (-15), the second-largest deficit of the season. The 44 rebounds were the second-highest allowed by UW this season while the 29 rebounds tied a season low for Wisconsin. UM guard Rachel Banham led all players with 10 rebounds while Wisconsin was led by Gulczynski and Cassie Rochel with six boards apiece.
Wisconsin trailed the Gophers 33-31 with 17:25 to play in the game before Minnesota went on a 7-1 run to take a 40-32 lead with 13:18 to go. The Badgers cut the lead to five points several times, including at 44-39 with 9:44 remaining. UW failed to score over the next 5:11, allowing Minnesota to take a 50-39 lead with 4:59 to play. Wisconsin cut the lead to four points (59-55) with 20 seconds remaining but Minnesota made its free throws for the final score.
- After scoring less than 10 points the last two games, including a season-low five points at Nebraska, junior Morgan Paige got back into double digits with a game-high 22 points. It was her fifth game this year with 20-or-more points. The 5-9 guard was 4-of-13 from the field, with all four makes coming from 3-point range, tying her second high for treys made. She also went 10-of-12 (.833) from the free throw line, season highs for a UW player.
- The Badgers have dropped three straight games for first time this season and have opened the Big Ten season 0-2 for the second-straight year.
- Wisconsin held Minnesota's high-scoring offense to 13 points below its season average of 73.2 ppg and held leading scorer Rachel Banham to just nine points, all from the free throw line and well below her Big Ten-leading 21.4 ppg. The Gophers shot just 39.3 percent, well below their season shooting percentage of 46.3 percent.
- The Badgers went 16-of-20 (.800) from the free throw line, their second highest makes and attempts of the season. Wisconsin went 25-of-31 against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 10. Minnesota made 14 free throws, tying an opponent season high, while shooting 73.7 percent (14-of-19).
- Minnesota shot just 2-of-11 (18.2 percent) from 3-point range.
- In the only regular-season meeting between the two teams, Minnesota claimed all 40 points in this season's all-sport competition. The Gophers lead this year's battle 195-85.
- Wisconsin drew a season-high crowd of 4,350.
Other Big Ten Scores
Michigan 68, Iowa 64 (Iowa City, Iowa)
Illinois 79, Ohio State 73 (Columbus, Ohio)
Indiana 68, Northwestern 64 (Bloomington, Ind.)
Penn State 76, Michigan State 55 (East Lansing, Mich.)