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Buckeyes dominate cold-shooting UW

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Associated Press
February 28, 2011
— Poor shooting and a slow start were too tough to overcome for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon.

The Badgers missed 20 straight shots in the first half in falling behind by 25, and things didn’t get much better in the second half as Ohio State rolled to an 80-47 Big Ten Conference victory on its home court.


The Badgers shot just 25.4 percent from the field (17-of-67) and just 16.1 percent (5-of-31) in the first half, marking the fifth-lowest single-game shooting percentage in program history.


“They (the Buckeyes) are by far on paper the most talented team in the league when they put it all together, and they did (today),” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “We are not going to win many games when our two leading scorers are 2-for-14 (Alyssa Karel) and 2-for-16 (Lin Zastrow). I know it was more than that, but we shot 16 percent to their 60 (51.7 percent) in the first half.


“I told our kids when we were down big in the first half, no one is quitting on this team. Do not look at the scoreboard. We don’t care about the scoreboard right now. It’s our ability to show some fight, and we did. Our young kids got some experience.”


Wisconsin (15-13, 10-6) was led by freshman Cassie Rochel, who scored a career-high 10 points.


Ohio State (19-9, 10-6) was led by senior Jantel Lavender’s 72nd career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.


OHIO STATE 80, WISCONSIN 47

Wisconsin (47)—Zastrow 2-16 0-0 4; Covington 3-8 1-2 7; Davis 1-7 0-0 2; Wurtz 2-9 2-2 6; Karel 2-14 4-4 9; Neal 1-1 0-0 2; Paige 1-2 0-0 3; Thomas 1-2 0-0 2; Stephen 0-1 2-2 2; Buggs 0-0 0-2 0; Rochel 4-7 2-2 10. Totals: 17-67 11-14 47.


Ohio State (80)—Adams 4-4 0-0 8; Lavender 8-14 4-5 20; Hill 4-7 3-3 12; Prahalis 4-13 6-6 15; Johnson 3-6 0-0 9; Stokes 1-3 0-0 2; Jackson 1-2 2-2 4; Moore 1-1 0-1 2; Ellerbe 0-1 0-0 0; Sanders 2-2 0-0 5; Schulze 1-2 0-0 3; Harmon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 29-56 7-17 15-17 80.


Wisconsin 14 33—47


Ohio State 39 41—80


Three-point goals—Wisconsin 2-14 (Zastrow 0-1, Davis 0-3, Wurtz 0-4, Karel 1-4, Paige 1-2), Ohio State 7-17 (Hill 1-2, Prahalis 1-5, Johnson 3-6, Ellerbe 0-1, Sanders 1-1, Schulze 1-2). Rebounds—Wisconsin 38 (Covington 7), Ohio State 42 (Lavender 10). Assists—Wisconsin 7 (Karel 2), Ohio State 16 (Prahalis 7). Total fouls—Wisconsin 15, Ohio State 12.


Attendance—5,509.




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