Jan. 22, 2012
Box Score |
Behind the box vs. Northwestern
Jan. 22, 2012
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.
Player of the Game
Senior Anya Covington scored a career-high 23 points and tied her career best with 12 rebounds. The 6-2 forward was 9-of-17 (.529) from the field and 5-of-8 (.625) from the line. Covington's field goals made and attempted were season highs for a UW player. She led all players in rebounds and also added four assists and one steal in 34 minutes.
Play of the Game
Junior Morgan Paige made four straight 3-pointers late in the first half, keying a 14-4 Wisconsin run. The Badgers led 27-14 with 6:11 to go before Anya Covington scored a layup to make it 29-14 with 5:47 left. With 4:49 to play in the period, Paige hit her first three, putting Wisconsin up 23-14. Northwestern scored a layup at 4:11 before Paige scored again from deep at 3:52. The 5-9 guard added her third-straight 3-pointer with 3:20 to go. Northwestern scored again at 2:59 before Paige added her final trey at 2:08, giving Wisconsin a 41-18 lead.
Northwestern led 3-0 with 17:58 to play before Wisconsin went on a 17-2 run to take a 17-5 lead with 12:43 to play in the first half. Anya Covington had eight points for the Badgers to lead the comeback.
Stat of the Game
Junior Morgan Paige set a Kohl Center record by making six 3-pointers. The previous mark was five treys set by six other Badgers, most recently by Taylor Wurtz against Michigan on Jan. 10, 2010.
Paige finished with 20 points for the second straight game, tying her career high. She was 6-of-12 (.500) from deep.
- UW scored a season-high 75 points. The previous best was 71 points in a victory over Montana State on Nov. 25.
- The Badgers scored 41 points in the first half, the most points in the first period this season. The previous high was 40 points vs. Nebraska on Jan. 12.
- Wisconsin tied a school record and Kohl Center record for the second time this season with 11 3-pointers made. The Badgers were 11-of-27 (.407) from deep. UW also made 11 3-pointers against Oral Roberts on Nov. 13.
- UW tied a season-high with 17 assists. Anya Covington and Taylor Wurtz both dished off five dimes for the Badgers.
- After pulling down just 19 rebounds at Iowa on Thursday, the Badgers outrebounded Northwestern 43-37.
- Sophomore Cassie Rochel earned her first career start against the Wildcats. The 6-4 post finished with two rebounds, two points and two blocks in only 10 minutes of play after getting into early foul trouble.
- Wisconsin had a season-high 21 fouls. No players fouled out but Cassie Rochel and Morgan Paige both had four fouls.
- Northwestern took an opponent season-high 61 field goal attempts. The Wildcats made just 14 field goals for 58.3 percent.
- The Wildcats shot just 31.1 percent (19-of-61) from the field, including 13.6 percent (3-of-22) from 3-point range. NU also made just 58.3 percent (14-of-24) of its free throw attempts. All percentages were the second lowest by an opponent this season.
- Wisconsin drew a season-high crowd of 8,585.
- The Badgers won at home for the first time this Big Ten season and for the first time since defeating Saint Louis on Dec. 5.
Other Big Ten scores:
Michigan 66, Indiana 48 (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Ohio State 96, Illinois 84 (Columbus, Ohio)
Penn State 68, Iowa 52 (State College, Pa.)