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Saturday, February 24, 2024
Badgers grab road win at IU

Tara Steinbauer: Junior forward Tara Steinbauer netted a team-high 15 points last night on 5-of-12 shooting and added 11 rebounds.

Badgers grab road win at IU

After suffering a tough loss at home a week ago to Penn State, the Wisconsin women's basketball team rebounded with authority on the road against Indiana, winning its sixth conference matchup of the season, 55-47.

Wisconsin improved to 6-4 in the Big Ten and 16-5 overall.

Three Badgers ended the night scoring in double figures. Junior forward Tara Steinbauer and junior forward Lin Zastrow both notched double-doubles for Wisconsin. Steinbauer scored 15 points while grabbing 11 rebounds, and Zastrow dropped 13 points on the night, securing 10 rebounds. Additionally, junior guard Alyssa Karel scored 13 points in the Badgers' effort.

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Indiana junior guard Jori Davis, who came in averaging just over 17 points per game on the season, scored nearly half of her team's points, 21, against the tough Wisconsin defense.

The Badgers jumped out to a quick lead early, taking an 18-9 advantage at the 13:48 mark of the first half. However, the Hoosiers scored 13 unanswered to take a 22-18 lead with just under nine minutes remaining in the period.

Both teams traded baskets for the remainder of the half, with Wisconsin entering halftime up by just two.

The Badgers stormed out of the locker room, though, as hot shooting ignited a 14-2 Wisconsin run to open the period. The team never looked back and never led by fewer than five points in the second half.

Although Indiana shot just 26 percent from the field, their five 3-pointers throughout the game helped the Hoosiers avoid a blowout. The Badgers shot nearly 36 percent and sunk three 3-pointers of their own.

Following recent struggles, Wisconsin shot a respectable 12-for-17 from behind the line. Additionally, the Badgers showed their strength on the boards, grabbing 45 rebounds in the game.

Wisconsin looks to begin a streak when they next play this Sunday at the Kohl Center against 3-6 (12-8 overall) Northwestern.

— contributed to this report.

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