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Varsity - January 10, 2013

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INSIDE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerWBBall SCHEDULE (8-7, 0-2) Last Five Dec. 23 at Green Bay L, 38-53 Dec. 28 vs. Delaware State*W, 83-54 Dec. 29 at Miami* L, 40-67 Jan. 2 at #25 Nebraska L, 52-70 Sunday Minnesota 2 p.m. This Week Thursday RV Iowa Sunday at RV Michigan 7 p.m. 1 p.m. Next Five Jan. 17 at #8 Penn State Jan. 20 RV Ohio State Jan. 24 at RV Iowa Jan. 31 #8 Penn State Feb. 3 Illinois 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. * at Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla. Brown will miss season Badgers will play with nine for rest of season Injuries, transfers shorten Badgers' bench D ue to two season-ending injuries and two players transferring early in the season, the Badgers will have only nine players available the rest of the 2012-13 season. But that hasn't stopped the team from battling. "This is what we've been dealt," said head coach Bobbie Kelsey. "We're going to 44 » VARSITY JANUA RY 10, 2013 work with it. Just work with what you do have and worry about that." Kelsey hopes this experience will aid next year's team. "I think this will help us in the future," she said. "It's benefitting some of the ones that have not had quite the playing time ... They're getting that now." » Sophomore AnnMarie Brown has joined senior Taylor Wurtz in missing the remainder of the 2012-13 season due to injury. Brown tore her right ACL in practice on Dec. 18 and had surgery to repair the knee on Jan. 4. Wurtz, who elected to take a medical redshirt due to a re-occurring back problem, also had surgery last week. Both players are expected to return for the 2013-14 season. Stephen ranks in the Big Ten » Senior Tiera Stephen ranks second in the Big Ten with 2.9 steals per game. The 5-foot-7 guard is also fifth in the league with 5.5 assists per game. Stephen tied her career best with nine assists against Florida Atlantic. She has six or more assists in 10 games this, including the last four.

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