The familiar Wisconsin vs. Minnesota rivalry made its way to Indianapolis for the first round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Thursday. A Minnesota team eager to avenge a home loss to the Badgers in the regular season left no doubt about who would advance to the second round, ending Wisconsin’s season with a 81-49 romp.
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team knew it was going to face an Indiana squad desperate for its first conference victory of the season on Thursday night. In their last home game of the season, the Hoosiers delivered with a 62-60 win over the Badgers.
Coming into Sunday’s road game against No. 16 Nebraska, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team was 0-7 against top-25 ranked opponents. The Cornhuskers ensured that the Badgers remained winless against ranked teams this season, taking home a 68-59 victory at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Both the Wisconsin men and women's basketball squads couldn't hang with Michigan State on Thursday night. The Kohl Center hosted the women's edition of the budding Big Ten rivalry, and the Spartans left Madison with an easy 62-46 victory over the Badgers.
Three days after setting the school record for the most three-pointers made in a game, the Wisconsin women's basketball team couldn't get anything to fall from behind the three-point line. The Badgers shot 1-for-12 from three-point range in a 69-54 road loss to No. 18 Penn State (9-3 Big Ten, 19-5 overall) Thursday night.
Ohio State senior guard Samantha Prahalis scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Buckeyes to a 72-58 victory over the Wisconsin women’s basketball team Monday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Over the past two weeks, the Wisconsin women's basketball team has shown that it can hang with any Big Ten team for 40 minutes, home or away. But against Iowa at the Kohl Center Thursday, it was the overtime period that did the Badgers in.
Senior forward Anya Covington and the rest of the Wisconsin women's basketball team look to keep their winning streak alive when they welcome Michigan to the Kohl Center on Monday. The Badgers (3-5 Big Ten, 7-13 overall) are fresh off of a 78-72 road victory over Minnesota on Thursday and have won two straight games. Meanwhile, Michigan (5-3, 16-5) hopes to bounce back from their first home loss of the season, falling to Penn State 77-56 on Thursday.