The Badgers open their season Saturday against the Louisiana Tech Techsters. Saturday serves as the return of sixth-year senior Michala Johnson to the Kohl Center floor. Johnson is back in Madison after bypassing the pro ranks for one final season with UW and, at age 24, is one of the oldest players in college basketball.
No. 13 Wisconsin (8-4 Big Ten, 16-6 overall) will be looking to extend its four-game Big Ten win streak when it hosts No. 25 Michigan (6-6, 16-7) and Michigan State (6-6, 14-9) this weekend.
Wisconsin (6-4 Big Ten, 14-6 overall) returns home this week to take on No. 17 Purdue (17-4, 8-2) and Indiana (13-10, 3-8). Purdue’s scouting report has already caught the attention of the Badgers’ coaching staff.
After losing a close five-set match with the Minnesota Gophers Wednesday in Madison, No. 15 Wisconsin (4-3 Big Ten, 12-5 overall) will be looking to earn a victory this upcoming Saturday to earn a split with its rival, No. 11 Minnesota (6-1, 14-3).