Jan. 31, 2014
MADISON, Wis. - Mark your calendars for the Wisconsin women's basketball team's Think Pink game vs. Ohio State on Sunday, Feb. 2. The Badgers and Buckeyes tip off at 2 p.m. from the Kohl Center.
The Badgers are supporting the fight against breast cancer at the game and ask all fans to wear pink. Breast cancer survivors from the local Susan G. Komen will be recognized during the game, including holding the flag during the National Anthem. Susan G. Komen will also have a booth on the Kohl Center concourse where they'll hand out pink items such as pom-poms, bracelets and necklaces for a donation to Komen. All general admission tickets are only $1 but must be purchased in advance before 4:30 p.m. today.
"We hope all of our fans come on Sunday as we support the fight against breast cancer," head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. "This is a disease that affects everyone is some way - whether it's a mother, sister or friend. Our goal is help with early detection and hopefully find a cure."
The Badgers beat Ohio State, 68-49, at home in 2013, marking UW's first win over the Buckeyes since 2001. Morgan Paige scored a game-high 28 points, shooting 11-of-11 from the free throw line, to lead the team to the win.
Sunday is also youth basketball day with $1 tickets for all varsity, junior varsity, freshman, middle school, elementary school and club teams. These tickets must also be purchased before 4:30 p.m. today.
Additional fan events at the game include a face painter on the concourse during pregame until halftime as well as a pregame Chalk Talk with one of the UW assistant coaches in the South Clubs 115 at 1:30 p.m. The Badgers will also be available post game for autographs.