Game notes vs. Illinois


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Jan. 23, 2011

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Game Notes vs. Illinois
Jan. 23, 2011
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.

Player of the Game
Senior Tara Steinbauer led the Badgers with 19 points, including 10 in the first half. The 6-foot-1 post was 7-of-13 from the field, including 1-of-1 from 3-point range. Steinbauer was also 4-of-4 from the free throw line. She added five rebounds, three assists and one block with only one turnover in 33 minutes of play.

Stat of the Game I
Wisconsin turned the ball over only six times, a season low and the third-lowest ever recorded by a UW team in a season game. The Badgers previous season low was eight turnovers vs. William & Mary on Nov. 14.

Stat of the Game II
The Badgers shot 16-of-17 (.941) from the free throw line, the best for the team this season with the exception of a 6-for-6 performance at Saint Mary’s on Nov. 27.

Turning Point
With the game tied at 33-33with 17:13 left in the game, Illinois’ Karisma Penn picked up three quick fouls and was forced to go to the bench. With Penn, who is the Illini’s leading scorer, on the bench, the Badgers went on a 10-0 run to take a 43-33 lead with 13:50 remaining. Penn checked back in with 13:14 left but picked up her fourth foul with 13:05 on the clock.

Notables

  • Wisconsin wraps up the first half of Big Ten play a 6-2 and in sole possession of second place in the conference standings. Wisconsin won 10 games (10-8) last season.
  • For the second-straight game, the Badgers held an opponent to under 20 points in the second half. Minnesota scored 19 points in the second period on Jan. 20 while Illinois scored 18 points today.
  • For the third-straight game, Wisconsin tallied 14-or-more assists in a game. Wisconsin held Illinois scoreless for 9:23 in the second period. The Illini scored a layup with 9:39 to play and did not score a field goal until 16 seconds remaining. Illinois scored only two field goals in the last 11 minutes of the game.
  • Illinois tallied only eight assists, the third-lowest assist total by an opponent this season.
  • Illinois finished with three game lows for a Badger opponent this season. The Illini took just 46 field goal attempts, shot just .500 from the free throw line (5-of-10) and had just one steal.
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