Jan. 13, 2011
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Game Notes vs. Purdue
Jan. 13, 2011
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.
Player of the Game
Senior Lin Zastrow tallied her third career double-double, pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds and tying her career best with 21 points. The 6-4 post was 8-of-15 from the field, including 1-of-2 from 3-point range. She also shot 4-of-6 from the line. Of her 11 rebounds, five were offensive for Zastrow and she also added one block in 33 minutes.
Play of the Game
With 15:26 to play in the first half, Alyssa Karel took a steal from Jade Davis and headed to the basket. As she was driving the lane, Karel passed the ball around her back from the right to the left side and laid the ball in for a layup with her left hand. Her score put Wisconsin up 4-2. Stat of the Game The Badgers turned the ball over only 12 times in the game, while forcing Purdue into 19 turnovers. Wisconsin also had 13 assists for a plus-one assist-to-turnover ratio.
The Badgers went on a 12-0 run early in the second half to pull away from the Boilermakers. Wisconsin led 29-25 with 18:04 to play before scoring 12 straight to take a 41-25 lead with 14:02 to go. Alyssa Karel and Lin Zastrow both had five points to key the run. Purdue never got closer than 11 points the rest of the game.
Wisconsin remains in sole possession of second place in the Big Ten at 4-1. Michigan State leads the league at 4-0 while Penn State is third at 3-1.
Alyssa Karel pulled down a career high eight rebounds. Her previous best was seven rebounds vs. Villanova on Nov. 27, 2008.
Wisconsin held Purdue to just 18 points in the first half, the fifth time this season it has held a team to under 20 points in the first half.
UW tied a season high with nine steals. Alyssa Karel and Tiera Stephen both had three steals for the Badgers.
The Badgers turned the ball over only 12 times, their sixth-straight game with 15-or-fewer turnovers.
Purdue scored just 46 points, the fourth-lowest opponent total this season. Wisconsin gave up only 42 points to Minnesota on Jan. 9. In their last two games, Badger opponents are averaging just 44 points per game.