Following a first-round victory over Rutgers University, the Wisconsin Badgers were scheduled to face off against Michigan State Thursday night, a team who defeated Wisconsin at home 81-57 earlier in the season.
Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team most definitely did not exceed any expectations this season.
In what has become a long, challenging season for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, redshirt senior forward Kendall Shaw is just grateful she has been able to come in and make an impact. “It definitely means the world to me,” Shaw said.
On Jan. 19, the Badgers (0-10 Big Ten, 5-18 overall) marched into Columbus to face off against then-No. 16 Ohio State (11-1, 21-5) and escaped with a just a 9-point loss.
Despite piecing together a momentum-shifting third quarter and taking a lead, the Badgers (0-8 Big Ten, 5-16 overall) fell to Indiana (5-3, 15-6) Sunday afternoon by a score of 78-54. A strong first quarter from Indiana made it look as though the Hoosiers would run away with the game from the very start.
Despite remaining winless in Big Ten play, freshman guard Suzanne Gilreath is focused on finding the silver lining.
In what was a night of back and forth play, as well as a night of comebacks, Wisconsin ultimately found itself with a nine-point loss when the final buzzer sounded. No. 16 Ohio State (6-1 Big Ten, 16-1 overall) outscored Wisconsin 12-8 in the first quarter and 29-11 in the third.
In what was arguably Wisconsin’s (4-8) most well-played game of the season, the Badgers could not pull off the upset Sunday and knock off in-state rival Marquette.
Badgers drop game one of home stand to Idaho State In what ended up being a sloppy, low scoring night for both teams, the Bengals of Idaho State came out on top Tuesday night in Wisconsin’s return to the Kohl Center. Wisconsin (3-7) dropped game one of a three game home stand Tuesday night by a score of 42-35 to Idaho State (3-5). The Badgers had the advantage when the buzzer sounded at the end of the first quarter, outscoring the Bengals 13-10, which would be the only quarter they had the scoring advantage. Redshirt senior Kendall Shaw, who has started all but two games this season, saw a total of three minutes in Tuesday’s contest.