Jan. 9, 2011
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Game Notes vs. Minnesota
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.
Jan. 9, 2011
Player of the Game
Senior Lin Zastrow returned from a head injury to lead all players with a career high 21 points. The 6-foot-4 post missed the Michigan State game on Thursday but started today. Zastrow was 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, including two freebies with 11 seconds remaining to seal the win. She also pulled down three rebounds, led all players with three assists and three blocks.
Play of the Game
Zastrow made two free throws with 11 seconds to play, giving Wisconsin a 47-42 lead after Minnesota had cut the lead to three (45-42) off a 3-point bucket by Sari Noga.
Wisconsin led 38-20 with 10 minutes remaining in the game but did not score a field goal during that last stretch. Minnesota pulled within three (40-37) with 4:07 to play but free throws by Tiera Stephen (1-for-2), Lin Zastrow (4-for-4) and Jade Davis (2-for-4) held off the Gophers.
Stat of the Game
The Badgers had 12 turnovers in the first half but finished with just 15 turnovers in the game.
The Badgers took over sole possession of second place in the Big Ten Conference with the win today. Wisconsin is 3-1, trailing only Michigan State (3-0).
Wisconsin claims 20 points in the 2010-11 Border Battle with the win today. The Badgers now lead this season’s Border Battle 205-95 after today’s victory.
The Badgers tied a season-low for first-half points, scoring just 19 in the first period. Wisconsin also scored only 19 points in the first half at Green Bay on Nov. 18.
Minnesota scored just 43 points, the third-lowest single-game opponent total this season. Wisconsin scored just 47 points, its fourth-lowest point total this season. The Badgers tallied a season-low 14 field goals made on a season-low 40 attempts. UW also shot just .188 (3-of-16) from 3-point range, the second-lowest season total and pulled down just 25 rebounds, also the second-lowest season total.
Wisconsin forced Minnesota into 21 turnovers, a season-high for opponents this year. The Gophers also had 21 fouls, which tied a season high for foes.