Jan. 12, 2012
Box Score |
Behind the Box
vs. No. 15 Nebraska
Jan. 12, 2012
Players of the Game
1) Junior Taylor Wurtz led the Badgers with 20 points, her third game this season and the fourth of her career with 20-or-more points. The 6-0 guard was 7-of-14 (50 percent) from the field, including 4-of-9 (44 percent) from 3-point range. She also added four rebounds, two assists and on steal in 39 minutes of play.
2) Senior Anya Covington recorded her sixth career double-double and her second of the season with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. The 6-2 forward was 7-of-15 (.467) from the field and dished off a career-high five assists. She also added two blocks.
Stats of the Game
1) Wisconsin out-rebounded its third-straight opponent. The Badgers finished with a 36-32 advantage over the Huskers, only the third time this season Nebraska has been outrebounded.
2) Wisconsin held Nebraska sophomore Jordan Hooper, a 6-2 forward, to a season-low 10 points. She came into the game averaging 20.9 points per game. She also pulled down six rebounds, three below her season average.
The Badgers led 66-65 with 4:03 to play but Nebraska outscored Wisconsin 10-3 over the last four minutes. Sophomore Lindsey Moore, who led all scorers with 28 points, scored six of the Huskers' final tallies.
The Badgers scored the most points of the season for a first half with 40 tallies. Wisconsin finished with 69 points, its third-highest total of the season.
UW had four players in double figure scoring for the third time this season and for the first time since Montana State (Nov. 25). UW is 2-1 with four players in double figures.
Wisconsin was 10-of-12 (83 percent) from the free line, its fourth-straight game shooting 75 percent or better.
UW tied a season high with nine steals. Sophomore Morgan Paige tied her career best with three steals while senior Jade Davis tied her season high with three takeaways.
The Badgers dished off 15 assists, its second-highest total of the season. Senior Jade Davis led all players, tying her career best of six dimes. Senior Anya Covington added a career-high five assists.
After averaging just 2.33 3 pointers per game and shooting just 17.1 percent its last three games, Wisconsin went 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) from behind the arc tonight, a season-high for shooting percentage.
The Huskers were called for just 10 fouls in the game, the second lowest for an opponent this season.
After turning the ball over 12 times in the first half, the Badgers gave up the ball just five times in the second half.
Other Big Ten scores:
Penn State 78, Michigan 63 (University Park, Pa.)
Michigan State 67, Indiana 47 (East Lansing, Mich.)
Ohio State 82, Northwestern 72 (Columbus, Ohio)
Purdue 72, Minnesota 55 (Minneapolis, Minn.)