Jan. 31, 2013
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Game notes vs. Penn State
Jan. 31, 2013
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.
- The Badgers win over Penn State is their first over a ranked team since beating No. 20 Michigan State, 48-45, on Jan. 14, 2010. It was the highest-ranked team that UW has beaten since taking down No. 6 Baylor, 59-58, in the championship game of the Paradise Jam on Nov. 29, 2008.
- The first time Wisconsin played Penn State this season, the Badgers dropped an 84-40 decision in University Park, Pa. It was the largest margin of loss by UW this season. The Badgers were outrebounded 55-31 and shot just 26.5 percent from the field. In tonight’s win, Wisconsin was outrebounded by just two (31-29) and shot 50 percent from the field.
- UW tied a season high with nine 3-pointers made. The Badgers shot 50 percent (9-of-18) from 3-point range for the second time this season.
- Wisconsin took a season-low 42 field goals attempts.
- The Badgers shot just 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the free throw line, the second lowest percentage of the season.
- Penn State shot an opponent season high 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from 3-point range.
- The win handed Penn State its first Big Ten Conference loss of the season and ended the Lady Lions 11-game winning streak.
- Junior Morgan Paige scored a career-high 33 points. The 5-9 guard made a career-high 11 field goals and tied her career best with 19 field goals attempts (57.9 percent). She was also 5-of-10 (50 percent) from 3-point range. She also added one rebound and one assist, playing in all 40 minutes.
- Senior Tiera Stephen tied her career high with 11 rebounds and scored the game-winning points with six seconds left in the game. Stephen pulled down an offensive rebound off a Cassie Rochel miss and banked the ball in for what would be the deciding points. The 5-7 point guard finished the night with five points, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes of play.
- Sophomore Jacki Gulczynski continued her streak of double-figure scoring games. The 6-1 forward tallied 16 points tonight to bring her streak of consecutive games in double figures to 14. She was 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from the field, including 4-of-5 (80 percent) from 3-point range, making a career best treys. Gulczynski added three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 40 minutes of play.
- Freshman Nicole Bauman’s streak of consecutive free throws came to an end at 18. The 5-10 guard hadn’t miss a free throw since the first game of the season.