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Varsity - February 21, 2013

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INSIDE WOMEN���S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerWBBall SCHEDULE (11-13, 3-8) Last Five Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Illinois at Ohio State Indiana #18 Purdue at Illinois L, 56-64 L, 59-65 2ot W, 65-53 L, 48-58 L, 53-60 This Week Saturday at Northwestern Next Five Feb. 28 March 3 Mar. 7-10 ���We don���t have a lot, but we have enough.��� Badgers continue to battle down the stretch E ven playing with only nine athletes for most of the season, the Badgers haven���t given up and continues to battle. As coach Bobbie Kelsey is fond of saying, ���We don���t have a lot, but we have enough.��� After finishing the nonconference season 8-5, a marked improvement from 50 �� VARSITY FEB R UA RY 21, 2013 Wisconsin���s 4-9 non-conference record in 2011-12, the Badgers equaled their overall win total from 2011-12 with a win over Ohio State on Jan. 20, their first over the Buckeyes in 12 years and 20 games. ���We���ve surprised ourselves with perseverance through adversity,��� Kelsey said. ���Peo- Noon Nebraska 7 p.m. at Michigan State 1 p.m. at Big Ten Tournament Hoffman Estates, Ill. ple have stepped up in different ways ��� different ones at different times. And we expect that to continue.��� Wisconsin pulled off what may be the biggest women���s basketball upset of the season with a 63-61 victory over No. 7 Penn State on Jan. 31. The win marked the highest ranked team UW has beaten since downing No. 5 Baylor in 2008. It was also Penn State���s only Big Ten loss of the season. UW won its 11th game of the season against Indiana on Feb. 10, surpassing last season���s nine-win total. With only nine players, the Badgers have had to rely on their starters to play a lot of minutes. All five starters average more than 32 minutes a game. Kelsey has been adamant about her team not dwelling on what it doesn���t have. ���I think they understand that we can���t worry about what we don���t have,��� she said. ���Let���s worry about what we do have. If we harp on who can���t play, well, they still can���t play and you are still upset about it.���

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