Badger Sports Roundup: The Week in Preview

A full slate of action around Wisconsin Athletics

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Men's Hockey: Wisconsin v. North Dakota, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7:05 p.m. CST (Fox Sports Net Friday, UPN-14 Saturday, WIBA-AM each night)

 

Team Leaders

Points: Rene Bourque, 27

Goals: Ryan MacMurchy, 12

Assists: Rene Bourque, 17

Goaltending: Bernd Bruckler - 2.39 goals against average, .9176 save percentage, 12-7-6; Brian Elliott – 1.74, .924, 3-2-0.

 

Having lost five of their last seven games, the Badgers now must face the top-rated team in the country. Wisconsin did show signs of turning it around in Saturday's loss at Minnesota—a premise that will certainly be tested this weekend.

 

Men's Basketball: Wisconsin v. Minnesota, Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Wisconsin at Northwestern, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1:32 p.m. (ESPN Plus and WIBA)

 

After a weekend a bye and the announcement Monday that Alando Tucker will seek a medical redshirt, the first-place Badgers (14-3 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) will take on the only team in the Big Ten without a win in conference play, Minnesota (8-11, 0-7), before hitting the road for four of their next five contests.

 

Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Devin Harris, 17.6

Assists: Harris, 4.9

Rebounds: Mike Wilkinson, 6.9

Blocks: Wilkinson, 1.4

Steals: Harris, 2.0

 

Women's Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State, Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. (WIBA-AM and www.uwbadgers.com) and Wisconsin at Michigan, Sunday, Feb. 8 at noon. (Fox Sports North, WIBA-AM and www.uwbadgers.com)

 

The Badgers continue to show glimpses of success and improvement but have few wins to show for it. Wisconsin (8-11 overall, 2-7 Big Ten) is mired near the bottom of the conference standings and things do not get any easier with travel dates with Michigan State and Michigan this week.

 

Points: Ashley Josephson, 11.9

Assists: Stephanie Rich, 6.2

Rebounds: Lello Gebisa, 6.9

Blocks: L. Gebisa, 1.9

Steals: Rich, 2.1

 

Women's Hockey: Wisconsin v. Minnesota State, Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:35 p.m. in the Kohl Center.

 

The Badgers kept pace with first-place Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, sweeping St. Cloud State to remain four points behind the Gophers. A showdown looms in the Twin Cities Feb. 13-14, but first Wisconsin must face off with the Mavericks—a team it swept earlier this season.

 

Team Leaders

Points: Sara Bauer, 18

Goals: Jackie Friesen and Karen Rickard, 9

Assists: Sara Bauer, 14

Goaltending: Christine Dufour, 1.69 goals against average, .909 save percentage, 9-2-1; Meghan Horras, 1.31, .931, 5-2-2

 

Women's Tennis: USTA/ITA Indoor Nationals Team Indoor at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 8

 

Many of the top tennis players and teams in the country converge on Madison. Sixteen schools will compete, including Stanford, Georgia, California, Vanderbilt, Washington, USC, Northwestern and North Carolina.

 

Men's and Women's Swimming: Wisconsin v. UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee, Friday, Feb. 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the UW Natatorium

 

Wrestling: Wisconsin at Purdue, Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and Wisconsin at Illinois, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1:00 p.m.

 

The Badgers aim to bounce back after their first conference loss of the season in Sunday's dual with Penn State.

 

Team Leaders

Dual record: Tom Clum (125), 16-1

Overall record: Collin Cudd (125), 10-0

Pins: Ryan Flaherty (184), 7

 

Men's Track: Wisconsin at Panther Classic in Cedar Falls, Iowa

 

Men's Tennis: Wisconsin v. Ball State, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.


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