Game notes vs. Iowa


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Jan. 10, 2013

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Game Notes vs. Iowa
Jan. 10, 2013
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.

Player of the Game
Freshman Nicole Bauman finished with 15 points, just one shy of her career high. The 5-10 guard scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and for the first time since scoring 15 points against Eastern Illinois on Dec. 15. She went 4-of-4 from the line tonight to improve to 14-of-15 (.933) from free throw line on the season. Bauman also added four rebounds and four steals in a career-high 35 minutes of play.

Play of the Game
The Badgers led 24-22 at halftime after back-to-back strong plays. Wisconsin trailed 22-19 after Melissa Dixon hit a 3 pointer with 2:49 to play in the period. Cassie Rochel took a pass down the lane from Morgan Paige to score a layup with 1:16 to go and pull UW with one (22-21). Nicole Bauman hit a 3 pointer with 16 seconds left to give the Badgers the lead at the break.

Stat of the Game
Wisconsin was outrebounded 45-25 by the Hawkeyes, its second-largest deficit of the season and a season-low for UW. The Badgers also gave up 16 offensive rebounds, allowing Iowa to score seven second-chance points.

Turning Point
The Hawkeyes broke open the game in the middle of the second half, outscoring the Badgers 14-0 over an eight-minute, seven-second stretch. The score was tied at 43 with 12:00 to play before Iowa went on its run. The Badgers did not score again until 3:53 when Morgan Paige hit a 3 pointer. Wisconsin pulled within seven (59-52) with 2:08 to play but couldn't get any closer.

Other Notes

Wisconsin lost for the first time this season with four players scoring 10-or-more points, falling to 4-1 on the year. Morgan Paige (18), Nicole Bauman (15), Tiera Stephen (10) and Jacki Gulczynski (10) all scored in double digits. Gulczynski has scored in double figures the last nine games.

UW shot 9-of-26 (34.6 percent) from 3-point range, tying a season high for 3 pointers made. The 26 treys attempted is the second highest this season.

The Badgers recorded a season-low 11 turnovers. Iowa tallied 15 giveaways in the game as Wisconsin had 11 steals. Nicole Bauman and Tiera Stephen both had four steals for UW.

UW drops to 8-8 on the season and opens Big Ten play 0-3 for the second-straight year. Wisconsin has lost its last four games, dating back to the Dec. 29 loss to Miami, for the longest losing streak of the year.

Iowa has now won 11 straight over Wisconsin. The Badgers have not beaten the Hawkeyes since Feb. 11, 2007.  

The Hawkeyes went 17-of-18 (94.4 percent) from the line, the most free throws made by an opponent this season while the percentage ranks second behind Green Bay's 1.000 percent (6-of-6).  Iowa also dished off an opponent season-high 17 assists.

The Badgers missed their first six shots of the game.

Other Big Ten scores:
Nebraska 67, Indiana 38 (Bloomington, Ind.)
Minnesota 83, Ohio State 74 (Minneapolis)
Illinois 65, Northwestern 47 (Evanston, Ill.)

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