vs. #1 South Carolina
vs. East Carolina
||at RV Green Bay
||at RV Northwestern
||at Michigan State
||RV OHIO STATE
||at #22 Nebraska
||at #17 Iowa
||at Penn State
||Big Ten Tournament
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BADGERS WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON ON THE ROAD
Wisconsin (9-19 overall, 5-13 Big Ten) earned the No. 11-seed in the 2015 Big Ten Tournament and takes on No. 14-seed Purdue (10-19, 3-15) in the first round. The Badgers and Boilermakers tip off at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
big ten tournament history
The Badgers are 10-20 in the previous 20 Big Ten Tournament and have the been the 11th seed two other times--in 2013 and 2014. Wisconsin lost to No. 6-seed Minnesota, 74-68 in overtime, in 2014.
UW's best finishes came in 2002, 2009 and 2010 when it advanced toe the semifinals. Big Ten Tournament information
A late rally wasn't enough as Wisconsin fell at No. 17 Iowa, 78-74, on Feb. 26 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
UW trailed the Hawkeyes 67-54 with 3:27 to play before going on a 16-3 run to pull within 73-70 with 56 seconds to play. The Badgers would get no closer to drop their sixth straight.
Wisconsin ended the regular season on a winning note, downing Penn State on the road, 62-56, on Sunday.
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battling to the end
Wisconsin won its fifth Big Ten game of the season at Penn State on Sunday, marking the most Big Ten wins since 200-11, head coach Bobbie Kelsey's first season.
UW won three Big Ten roads games this season, the most since winning four road games in 2010-11. The Badgers went 3-13 in 2013-14 and 2012-13. Big Ten standings
UW has one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season, ranking 15th in strength of schedule according to RealTimeRPI.com. Wisconsin also ranks 27th for schedule strength by RPIRatings.com.
BAUMAN FOR 3!
Junior Nicole Bauman leads the Big Ten and ranks second nationally with a 3-point percentage of .471. She also ranks seventh nationally and third in the Big Ten, making 3.0 triples per game.
The 5-10 guard is 78-of-162 from beyond the arc this season, which would set the UW season record for percentage and currently ties for second in triples made. Senior Jacki Gulczynski is currently shooting 40.8 percent (51-of-125) from behind the arc, which would ranks fourth on the season record list.
Bauman set the UW Big Ten-only season mark with 61 made 3-pointers while her .508 (61-of-120) shooting percentage from deep is also a record. Gulczynski ranks second in 3-point percentage at .449 (40-of-89) in conference-only games while her makes tie for third.
HITTING FROM 3-POINT RANGE
Wisconsin ended the 2015 Big Ten season as the No. 1 3-point shooting team in the conference at 39.2 percent (130-of-332). Junior Nicole Bauman led the league individually at 50.8 percent (61-of-120) while senior Jacki Gulczynski was second at 44.9 percent (40-of-89).
UW has made seven-or-more 3 pointers in its last 10 games to up its season average to 6.25 makes per game. Wisconsin improved to 7.22 makes per game in Big Ten play, which ranked fourth. The Badgers had 10 triples at Iowa on Feb. 26, marking the fourth time this season UW has had double-figure makes in a game.
UW tied a school record and Kohl Center by making 12 3-pointers against Northwestern on Feb. 22. The Badgers also hit 12 triples against Ohio State on Jan. 29.
In all games, Wisconsin ranks third in the conference and 12th nationally at 37.4 percent.
Wisconsin has shot 41 percent or better from deep in eight of the last 10 games, shooting better than all 10 foes. UW has hit 50 percent or better from 3-point range in six games this season. All Big Ten stats
improvement across the board
The Badgers have improved in nearly every statistical category compared to last season. The largest improvement is in 3-point percentage where UW has improved by .6 percentage points.
Wisconsin trails only in points per game and free throw percentage.
In 13 losses this season, the Badgers have led or trailed by single digits with under nine minutes to play in all contests.
||Trailed 73-70 (-3)
||Led 65-55 (+10)
||Trailed 73-64 (-9)
||Trailed 65-57 (-8)
||Trailed 81-74 (-7)
||Trailed 69-62 (-7)
||at Michigan St.
||Trailed 71-64 (-7)
||Trailed 65-57 (-8)
||Trailed 57-48 (-9)
||at Green Bay
||Trailed 42-39 (-3)
||Trailed 43-35 (-8)
||Trailed 77-68 (-9)
||Trailed 59-53 (-6)
GREAT ASSIST DUO
The Badgers have one of the best assist duos in program history in juniors Dakota Whyte and Nicole Bauman.
Whyte has a team-high 108 assists (3.9/game) while Bauman adds 98 assists (3.8/game), marking the first time since 2007-08 that two players have recorded 95-or-more assists in the same season.
In 2007-08, Jolene Anderson had 110 helpers (3.7/game) while Rae Lin D'Alie added 107 assists (3.6/game).
Wisconsin's seven-game streak of having at least three players score in double figures came to an end at Penn State on Sunday as only two Badgers hit 10-or-more points.
Junior Nicole Bauman has scored 10-or-more points in the last 11 games, the longest consecutive double-figure scoring streak by a UW player this season. Bauman has scored 10-or-more points in 22 games, including seven games with 20-plus points. The 5-10 guard averages a team-best 15.3 points per game, upping that to 16.7 in Big Ten games.
Junior Dakota Whyte ranks second on the squad with 10.9 points per game, scoring in double figures in 18 games. She averaged 11.5 in conference contests.
Junior Tessa Cichy has scored 10-or-more points in 15 games, averaging 9.6 points per game. Her average went up to 11.4 in Big Ten games. UP and down with rebounds
After outrebounding two straight opponents, Wisconsin struggled with the boards at Penn State on Sunday. The Lady Lions outebounded the Badgers 47-30, including 22 offensive boards, allowing PSU to score 18 second-chance points.
It marked the 11th time this season UW has been outrebounded in a game.
Wisconsin is having its best rebounding season since 2007-08, averaging 39.0 boards per game in Big Ten play. That figures ties for third all time while the 702 total rebounds also ties for third.
Senior Cassie Rochel leads the team with 8.2 rebounds per game, including 13 games with 10-or-more boards. Her average went up to 9.4 rebounds per game in conference play to rank 10th. Her Big Ten-only average ranks third on the UW season record list while her 169 total rebounds ranks second. MOST IMPROVED SCORERS
The Badgers have two of the most improved scorers in the Big Ten this season, compared to last year's points per game. Juniors Nicole Bauman (+8.9) and Tessa Cichy (7.5) rank second and fourth, respectively, among all Big Ten players.
good defensive showing
||Nicole Bauman, WIS
||Ashley Morrissette, PUR
||Aerial Powers, MSU
||Tessa Cichy, WIS
||Candice Agee, PSU
||Laurin Mincy, MD
||Brionna Jones, MD
||Bridget Perry, PUR
||Tori Jankoska, MSU
||Jenn Anderson, IND
The Badgers had one of their best defensive showings at Penn State on Sunday, giving up just 56 points to the Lady Lions.
Wisconsin had given up 80-or-more points in six of 10 games, allowing opponents to average 80.8 points per game over the 10 contests.
The 56 points by PSU ties for the sixth fewest points allowed this season and the second-fewest in Big Ten play as UW gave up only 46 to the Lady Lions the first time.
Opponents are averaging 68.9 points per game this season while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Rochel with another double-double
Senior Cassie Rochel has a team-best five double-doubles on the season, including 12 points and 13 rebounds against Northwestern on Sunday. It marked her 12th game this season 10-or-more rebounds, all coming in the last 19 contests.
On the season, the 6-4 post is averaging 6.7 points and a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 12th in the Big Ten. In conference-only games, Rochel is averaging 9.4 rebounds per game, to tie for eighth. She is also averaging 2.6 blocks per game in Big Ten play, which ties for fourth. Rochel has two-or-more blocks in 13 games this season.
bauman named Honorable mention All-Big Ten
Junior Nicole Bauman leads the Badgers with 15.3 points per game this season, scoring in double figures in a team-best 22 games. The 5-10 guard has scored in double figures in the last 11 games, marking a season best for consecutive games with 10-plus points this season. She has 20-or-more points in seven games this season, including 22 at Penn State on Sunday.
Bauman also played all 45 minutes in the overtime game against Northwestern on Feb. 22 for a career high. She averages a team-high 34.5 minutes per game.
Bauman leads the team with 78 made treys this season while shooting 48.1 percent from behind the arc. Bauman set the UW Big Ten-only season record with 61 made 3-pointers while hitting a school record 50.8 percent (61-of-120) from behind the arc.
Bauman has at least one 3-pointer in all 26 games she has played this season, including a school record eight treys against Ohio State on Jan. 29.counting down
Three Badgers are counting down to career milestones.
- Junior Nicole Bauman needs one assist for 200 career dimes. She will also reach 700 career points with 28 scores.
- Junior Tessa Cichy will reach 400 career points with 12 tallies.
- Junior Dakota Whyte needs five rebounds for 200 career boards.
I GOT THAT!
Two Badgers passed career milestones last week at Iowa or Penn State.
- Junior Tessa Cichy had three assists against the Hawkeyes to reach 100 career assists.
- Junior Dakota Whyte had four assists at Penn State to go over 200 career helpers. She has 203 dimes in her third season.
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