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Varsity - February 7, 2013

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INSIDE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerWBBall SCHEDULE (10-12, 2-7) Last Five Jan. 17 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 at #8 Penn State L, 40-84 Ohio State W, 68-49 at RV Iowa L, 60-71 #7 Penn State W, 63-61 Illinois L, 56-64 This Week Thursday at Ohio State Sunday Indiana 6 p.m. 2 p.m. Coming Up Feb. 14 #13 Purdue 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Illinois 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Northwestern Noon Feb. 28 Nebraska 7 p.m. Badgers have tough schedule UW tames No. 7 Lions in best win in four years Badgers take down league-leading PSU I t was a program win for the Badgers when they upset then-No. 7 Penn State, 63-61, in the Kohl Center on Jan. 31. It was UW's first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 20 Michigan State, 48-45, on Jan. 14, 2010. It was also the highestranked team that UW has 52 » VARSITY FEB R UA RY 7, 2013 beaten since taking down No. 6 Baylor, 59-58, on Nov. 29, 2008. In program history, the Badgers have now defeated nine top-10 teams. The win also handed Penn State its first Big Ten loss of the season and ended the Lady Lions' 11-game winning streak. » Wisconsin has the ninth toughest schedule in the nation, according to the Jeff Sagarin/CBN Women's College Basketball Ratings released Feb. 6. Schedule strength is based on games between all 345 Division I teams. The Badgers lead the Big Ten, with Illinois ranking second at 15th. Iowa (20th) and Nebraska (24th) also rank in the top 25. Eleven of 12 conference teams rank among the top 58 teams in the nation. Surpassing last season » The win over Penn State on Jan. 31 gave the Badgers 10 wins this year, surpassing last season's win total. Wisconsin equaled its victory total from 2011-12 with the win over Ohio State on Jan. 20. UW was 9-20 in head coach Bobbie Kelsey's first season. Wisconsin needs six more wins to equal the 16-win total from 2010-11.

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