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Varsity - February 9, 2012

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INSIDE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerWBBall SCHEDULE (8-15, 4-7) Last Five Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Northwestern W, 75-55 at Minnesota Michigan Iowa at #10 Ohio State L, 59-72 This Week Thursday at #18 Penn State Next Five Feb. 16 Feb. 19 at #16 Nebraska Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Michigan State at Indiana Illinois 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. Mar. 2-4 at Big Ten Tournament Balanced scoring » For the first time this season, the Badgers have three players who average double-figures in scoring. Wurtz leads the team with 16.4 points per game while senior Anya Covington and Paige both add 10 points per game. Wurtz has scored in double fig- Badgers on track to T he 2011-12 Badger team should go down as the best 3-point shooting team in Wisconsin history. UW is on track to set a school season record for 3-pointers made, averaging 7.0 per game. The Badgers have 154 treys and need 21 more to break the mark of 174 set in 2001-02. 54 » VARSITY FEBRUARY 9, 2012 break 3-point record Wisconsin scoring from deep at record rate Wisconin set the single- game record for 3-pointers made with 12 long balls at Ohio State on Monday. Leading the charge is ju- nior Taylor Wurtz, who av- erages 2.5 triples per game. Sophomore Morgan Paige and senior Jade Davis add 1.6 and 1.5 treys per game, respectively. ures in 22 of 23 games this season, while Paige has hit double digits in 12 games and Covington has record- ed 10 or more points in a total of 10 games. Schedule heats up » Wisconsin opened the Big Ten season playing four of five games against ranked teams and went 1-4, with its only win at unranked Illi- nois. The Badgers then played five- straight games against unranked teams, finishing 3-2 UW opened a stretch of three ranked opponents in four games on Monday, when it lost to No. 10 Ohio State. W, 78-72 W, 66-60 L, 79-85 (OT)

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