Game notes vs. Indiana



Jan. 15, 2014

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Game Notes vs. Indiana
Jan. 15, 2014
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.

Team Notes

-          The Badgers improve to 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten, moving up to a tie for sixth in the conference standings.

-          Wisconsin recorded a season-high nine blocks with six coming from junior Jacki Gulczynski. Freshman Malayna Johnson added two blocks.

-          UW shot just 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the field, its second-lowest field goal percentage of the season.

-          The Badgers missed their first eight shots of the game.

-          Indiana made just three 3-point field goals, which ties for second on the opponent single game low list this season. The Hoosiers shot just .158 (3-of-19) from behind the arc.

-          The two teams combined to score 10 points in the final 46 seconds of the game. The Badgers led 60-55 with 46 seconds to play with the Hoosiers cutting the lead to one (61-60) with 21 seconds left. Wisconsin scored the last four points for the win.

-          After giving away the ball 11 times in the first half, the Badgers had just one turnover in the second half. Wisconsin tied their fifth-lowest turnover total of the season with 12.

-          Tonight’s game featured 10 tied scores and 12 lead changes. Indiana’s largest lead was eight points (34-26) with 17:37 to play in the game while Wisconsin’s largest lead was five.

-          Indiana loses its 18th straight Big Ten road game. The Hoosiers have not won a conference game since February of 2011.

Individual Notes

-          Junior Jacki Gulczynski scored a season-high 23 points to lead all players. The 6-1 forward recorded the third double-double of the season and eighth of her career, adding a game-high 13 rebounds. She was 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from the field, including tying her career high with four 3-pointers. Gulczynski also had a career-high six blocks and added two assists and one steal in 34 minutes of play.

-          Sophomore Dakota Whyte came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting (75 percent) from field. The 5-8 guard also added five rebounds, three assists and tied her career best with three steals. Her field goal percentage is the second highest by a Badger player this season.

-          Despite struggling with her shooting, senior Morgan Paige finished with 11 points. The 5-9 guard was 2-of-12 from the field, including 2-of-7 from 3-point range. She went 5-of-6 from the free throw line, including two makes with 21 seconds left to give the Badgers a 63-60 lead.

-          Freshman Malayna Johnson played 14 minutes as her older sister Michala was in early foul trouble. The younger Johnson finished with a career best one steal and added two blocks.

Other Big Ten Scores
Michigan 65, Purdue 49 (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Illinois at Northwestern (late)

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