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Game notes vs. Illinois

ON WISCONSIN The Badger bench celebrates
The Badger bench celebrates

Jan. 17, 2010

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Game Notes vs. Illinois
Jan. 17, 2010
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.

  • Junior Tara Steinbauer finished with a career-high 23 points. She was 7-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. The 6-1 forward also shared game-high honors with seven rebounds.
  • The Badgers drew a season-high crowd of 8,097. It was Girl Scout Day, Team Day and Jefferson Community day.
  • For the third game in a row, freshman Taylor Wurtz scored in double figures. The 6-0 guard finished second on the team with 11 points today. She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. Wurtz also added five rebounds and one steal.
  • Wisconsin struggled with free throws in the second half of the game. The Badgers were 15-of-24 (62.5 percent) from the line in the second period and finished 19-of-30 (63.3 percent) for the game.
  • With three minutes left in the game, the Badgers played a zone defense for one Illinois possession. The defense was successful as the UW knocked the ball out of bounds. UW returned to a player-to-player defense on the next possession.
  • The Badgers improve to 15-4 on the season, the best opening for Coach Lisa Stone in her seven years at Wisconsin. UW also moves up to third in the Big Ten standings at 5-3, trailing only Ohio state (7-0) and Penn State (5-2). The Badgers play the Nittany Lions on Thursday.
  • In their last five games, Wisconsin has given up less than 53 points in a game. The Badgers are giving up an average of 49.6 points per game over that stretch. UW is 4-1 over that period.
  • Wisconsin has won four straight Big Ten games, tying the UW's longest winning streak of the year. It is also the longest Big Ten winning streak since the Badgers won five straight from Feb. 14, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2008.
  • The Badgers improve to 8-1 in the Kohl Center this season. The best UW home record is 15-3 (.833)in 1998-99.
  • Wisconsin turned the ball over only 10 times vs. the Illini, which ties for the second-lowest total of the season. Illinois turned the ball over 16 times as the Badgers had six steals.
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