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Game notes vs. Ohio State

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Games Notes vs. Ohio State
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Kohl Center, Madison, Wis.

Team Notes

The Badgers ended a four-game losing streak with an 82-71 win over the Buckeyes. It was the second-highest single-game point total for UW this season. Wisconsin also defeated Ohio State at home in 2012.

Wisconsin equals its Big Ten win total from last season with three victories. The Badgers were 3-13 in 2012-13, finishing 11th.

UW shot 47.5 percent (29-of-61) from the field, its second-straight game over 45 percent. UW hit 48.1 percent of its shots at Michigan State on Jan. 30.

The Badgers pulled down 49 rebounds, their second-highest single-game total of the season. Jacki Gulczynski tied her career high with 15 rebounds while Taylor Wurtz added 14 boards.

UW tied a season high by making 16 free throws while taking a season-high 22 charity shots. The Badgers hit 72.7 percent of its free throws in the game.

The Buckeyes tied an opponent single-game high with 13 steals. They also rank second on the UW opponent single-game list in field goal attempts (73), blocked shots (4) and fouls (20).

After four straight games with only two players scoring in double figures, the Badgers had four players tally 10-or-more points. Jacki Gulczynski and Michala Johnson led all scorers with 21 points while Taylor Wurtz added 17 and Morgan Paige 12.

Individual Notes

Junior Jacki Gulczynski tied her career best with 15 rebounds. She also shared game-high honors with 21 points, recording her fourth double-double of the season and 10th of her career. The 6-1 forward was 4-of-5 from 3-point range, tying a UW individual single-game high for the season. She also added a game-high four blocked shots.

Freshman Malayna Johnson scored a career-high five points, hitting her first college field goal and going 3-of-4 from the free throw line. She also added one rebound in eight minutes of play.

Fifth-year senior Taylor Wurtz sparked the Badgers in the second half of play, scoring UW’s first 11 points from the field. After being held scoreless in the first half, the 6-0 guard finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double of the season and 13th of her career.

Michala Johnson shared game-high honors with 21 points, her second-straight game with 20-or-more points. It was her ninth game this season with 20-plus points and her 15th game with 10-or-more tallies.

Other Big Ten scores

Indiana def. Illinois, 77-58 (Champaign, Ill.)
Michigan State def. Purdue, 89-73 (East Lansing, Mich.)
Penn State def. Northwestern, 79-75 (Evanston, Ill.)

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