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Varsity - March 1, 2012

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INSIDE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerWBBall SCHEDULE (9-19, 5-11) Last Five Feb. 9 Feb. 16 at #18 Penn State L, 54-69 Michigan State Feb. 19 at #16 Nebraska Feb. 23 Feb. 26 at Indiana Illinois This Week Thursday vs. Minnesota L, 46-62 L, 59-68 L, 60-62 W. 72-60 5 p.m. Big Ten Tournament — Indianapolis in the first round each time. Badgers head to Big Ten tournament Win in regular-season finale offers boost T he Badgers travel to In- dianapolis this week to compete in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament. Wiscon- sin earned the No. 9 seed in the tournament and plays eighth-seeded Minnesota on Thursday in first-round ac- tion. "We stress that you want to do well in your conference 46 » VARSITY MARCH 1, 2012 tournament, but we have to keep doing the little things that have gotten us to the point where we can win some of the tougher games and also to just play well," said head coach Bobbie Kelsey. The Badgers are 9-16 in 17 tournament appearances. UW has been the No. 9 seed twice (2003, 2006) and lost All-Big Ten honors for duo » Junior Taylor Wurtz and senior Anya Covington earned All-Big Ten honors for 2011-12. Wurtz, a 6-foot-0 guard, earned third-team honors by league media and hon- orable mention honors by league coaches. Covington, a 6-2 forward, was named honorable mention by both the coaches and media. Wurtz ranks sixth in the Big Ten with 16.3 points per game and fifth with 7.6 rebounds per game. The Brandon, Wis., native has scored in double figures in 26 games, includ- ing eight 20-point outings. Wurtz has also tallied six double-doubles this season. A native of Edwardsville, Ill., Covington ranks second at UW with 10.3 points per game. She has scored in double figures in 15 games this season, including a pair of 20-point performances. Covington ranks second on the team and 12th in the Big Ten with 6.6 rebounds per game. The three- time team captain was also named the recipient of the UW's Big Ten Sportsmanship award.

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