Badgers set to take on Robert Morris


ON WISCONSIN Forward Tara Steinbauer leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage.
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Forward Tara Steinbauer leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage.
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Dec. 14, 2009

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin women's basketball team (9-2) wraps up its non-conference play on Tuesday when it takes on Robert Morris at 7 p.m. inside the Kohl Center.

This is the first meeting between both teams and will mark the final game for the Badgers before a 13 day break for finals and the holidays.

 Game 12 |  Wisconsin (9-2) vs. Robert Morris (5-3) 
 Date  Tuesday, Dec. 15  |  7 p.m.
 Location  Madison, Wis.  |  Kohl Center
 Live Video  BigTenNetwork.com
 Radio  WIBA 1310 AM or InsideBadgerSports.com
 UWBadgers.com  GameTracker  |  Live Gameday Blog
 All-Time Series  First Meeting

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Here's a glance at what each team brings to the table.

Wisconsin

  • In the Badgers last victory, against SIU Edwardsville, Wisconsin yielded a season-low 38 points, tying for eighth on the UW all-time single game list for fewest points allowed.
  • Wisconsin's defense ranks first in the Big Ten, allowing just 53.0 points per game.
  • Wisconsin also leads the Big Ten in rebound defense, giving up only 32.0 rebounds per game. Tara Steinbauer leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game, ranking 13th in the Big Ten. Lin Zastrow adds 4.8 boards per game.
  • Alyssa Karel averages a team-high 13.4 points per game, ranking 11th in the Big Ten. Karel was the team's leading scorer in the previous two games, scoring 23 points against Marquette on Dec. 11, which was two points shy of her career-high.  Against SIU Edwardsville on Dec. 13, Karel scored a team-high 12 points.
  • Steinbauer ranks first in the Big Ten in both field goal and free throw percentage, converting.574 percent of her attempts from the field and shooting an impressive .935 percent from the charity stripe.
  • Wisconsin has relied heavily on its bench, which has produced successful results. Wisconsin's bench out-scores its opponents 17.9 points per game to 10.9.
  • The Badgers have utilized a balanced attack this year and have shown that it can work both inside and out. Wisconsin averages 62.0 points per game, 31.2 of which occur within in the paint.

Robert Morris

  • Robert Morris has posted a 5-3 record so far this season. The Colonials had won three consecutive games prior to losing at Marquette on Dec. 13, 67-59. Robert Morris is 1-2 on the road this year.
  • The Colonials return only one starter, but seven letterwinners from last season's 13-18 team. Five of the team's players hail from outside the United States with athletes from Latvia, Dominican Republic, Spain and Great Britain.
  • Senior guard Angela Pace leads the Colonials' offensive attack, averaging 16.5 points per game. Pace is also an effective passer as she has racked up a team-high 45 assists (5.6/game).
  • Junior Bianca Hooten, a 5-11 guard, adds 10.8 points to the Colonial offense. She also has a team-best 15 steals. Hooten leads Robert Morris in 3-pointers, hitting 15-of-43 from behind the arc.
  • The Colonials have been efficient shooters from beyond the perimeter, collectively knocking down 37.3 percent of their 3-pointers. No Robert Morris player is shooting below .300 percent from downtown this season.

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JT Luljak

Wisconsin Athletic Communications

 

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