Badger Sports Roundup, the week in preview

A look at what is ahead in Wisconsin athletics

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Men's basketball: Wisconsin v. Penn State, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. CST at the Kohl Center and Wisconsin v. Purdue, Sunday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. (Both games - ESPN Local/Wisconsin Radio Network).


Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Devin Harris, 19.0

Assists: Harris, 4.7

Rebounds: Mike Wilkinson, 6.9

Blocks: Wilkinson, 1.1

Steals: Harris, 1.9


Women's hockey: Wisconsin at Ohio State, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:05 p.m.


The Badgers remained undefeated in non-conference play with two dominating home victories versus Niagara over the weekend. Now, they travel to face the Buckeyes. Every game is crucial as UW, No. 5 in the latest Pairwise rankings, tries to crack the top four and reach the NCAA tournament.


Team Leaders

Points: Sara Bauer, 28

Goals: Lindsay Macy, 12

Assists: Bauer, 21

Goaltending: Christine Dufour, 1.53 goals against average, .913 save percentage, 11-2-1; Meghan Horras, 1.17, .941, 8-3-2


Men's hockey: Wisconsin at Alaska-Anchorage, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:05 p.m. (WIBA-AM)


Saturday night, Badger coach Mike Eaves equated his team's trip to Alaska with a road series in Europe because of the distance involved. The Seawolves have not been playing their best hockey of late, but they are tough at home. Wisconsin needs two points to wrap up home ice for the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.


Team Leaders

Points: Rene Bourque, 30

Goals: Ryan MacMurchy, Bourque 13

Assists: Bourque, 17

Goaltending: Bernd Bruckler - 2.27 goals against average, .920 save percentage, 15-7-7; Brian Elliott – 1.74, .924, 3-2-0.


Men's swimming: Wisconsin in Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., Thursday Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 29


Wisconsin has swimmers or relays that rank in the top four in the conference in 13 of 18 events. The Badgers finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships last year.


Men's and women's track: Wisconsin in Big Ten Indoor Championships, Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, Feb. 29.


The men's track team is gunning to defend its Big Ten title in Ann Arbor, Mich., while the women's team will compete in Iowa City, Iowa.


Women's golf: Wisconsin at Central Regional, Brandenton, Fla., Monday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, all day.


Winter must be receding if the spring golf season is here. Granted the Badgers are heading to Florida. The tournament is a 15-team event, with 36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday at the River Wilderness Country Club.


Women's basketball: Wisconsin at Illinois, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. (WTSO-AM, 1070 in Madison) and Wisconsin v. Ohio State (Kohl Center), Sunday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. (UPN television, WIBA-AM 1310, live stream on


The Badgers snapped a six-game losing streak Sunday and will look to finish strong as the conference regular season wraps up this week.


Team leaders

Points: Ashley Josephson, 12.7

Assists: Stephanie Rich, 6.0

Rebounds: Lello Gebisa, 6.1

Blocks: L. Gebisa, 1.9

Steals: Rich, 2.1


Softball: Wisconsin at Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 29.


This weekend, the Badgers face Tennessee Tech and Buffalo Friday, UT-Martin and Chattanooga Saturday, North Texas and No. 7 Alabama Sunday.


Wisconsin finished 4-1 last weekend and is 6-4 overall.


Batting Leaders

Hits: Kris Zacher, 13 (.394 average)

RBI: Boo Gillette, 8

Runs: Samantha Polito, 9

HR: Diana Consolmagno, 2


Pitching Leaders

Wins: Eden Brock, 3

IP: Brock, 30.2

ERA: Brock, 1.37

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