Badger Sports Roundup - Two Weeks in Preview

With exams and the holidays approaching, a light course of UW athletics over the next two weeks

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Men's Hockey: Wisconsin v. Latvian National Team (Exhibition), Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 at 7:05 p.m. CST, Wisconsin v. Minnesota State Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday Dec. 13 at 7:05 p.m.


The Badgers earned three points in two games with Denver over the weekend, extending their unbeaten streak to 12 games (8-0-4). Wisconsin's annual international exhibition game takes place Tuesday, when the Latvian National team comes to town. This weekend the third-place Badgers (4-2-4 WCHA, 9-3-4 overall) will work to gain ground on WCHA leaders St. Cloud State (8-2-2, 10-4-2) and Minnesota-Duluth (7-3-0, 9-6-2) when they host ninth-place Minnesota State (2-5-1, 3-7-2).  


Team Leaders

Points: Ryan MacMurchy, 15

Goals: MacMurchy, 9

Assists: Rene Bourque, 10

Goaltending: Bernd Brückler - 2.42 GAA, .911 save percentage, 7-3-4; Brian Elliot -0.99, .960, 2-0-0.


Men's Basketball: Wisconsin v. UW-Green Bay, Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m. CST, Wisconsin v. UW-Milwaukee, Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m., Wisconsin v. Marquette, Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1:00 p.m.


The Badgers lost an overtime thriller to Maryland last Tuesday but responded with their best performance of the season Saturday night, a 68-42 domination of Detroit. Wisconsin (4-1) begins a string of three-straight contests with in-state competition Wednesday against the Phoenix (2-3).


Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Devin Harris, 17.2

Assists: Harris, 6.0

Rebounds: Mike Wilkinson, 7.4

Blocks: Zach Morley, 0.67

Steals: Wilkinson and Harris, 2.5


Women's Basketball: Wisconsin at UW-Green Bay, Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1:00 p.m.


The Badgers have run the gauntlet of emotions in their six games under new coach Lisa Stone. After losing a close home opener with Northern Illinois (68-65) Wisconsin won a four-team holiday tournament in Miami, then lost another close game at home, this time to Western Illinois (64-58), last Monday. Thursday, Wisconsin traveled to South Bend, Ind., where they were handled by host Notre Dame, 82-64, but the team appeared to play better, even in the loss. Sunday, another home game came down to the wire, but this time the Badgers prevailed, 76-73, getting a three-point play from sophomore guard Ashley Josephson with four seconds remaining to even their record at 3-3. After playing five games in nine days, the team gets a bit of a breather before traveling to face UW-Green Bay (5-1) this weekend.


Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Emily Ashbaugh, 13.8

Assists: Stephanie Rich, 7.7

Rebounds: Emily Ashbaugh, 7.5

Blocks: Lello Gebisa, 1.2

Steals: Rich, 2.67

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