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Zastrow leads Badgers to win

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Gazette staff
January 10, 2011
— Lin Zastrow scored a career-high 21 points to boost the University of Wisconsin to a 47-42 victory over visiting Minnesota in Big Ten women’s basketball Sunday.

The Badgers lost an 18-point lead and went 10 minutes without a basket in the second half but managed to prevail.


“It was a grind, it was going to be a grind,” Badger coach Lisa Stone said. “This is a very good, physical Minnesota team, their record is not indicative of how good they are.”


While the Badgers were fighting for consistency, Zastrow made 7 of 13 shots from the field and backed it up with a 6-for-6 performance from the free throw line.


Wisconsin opened the second half with a 17-2 run to take a 36-18 lead. Zastrow and Alyssa Karel combined for 15 points during the run.


The Gophers rallied with a 17-2 run to cut the deficit to 40-37 with less than four minutes to play. Wisconsin shutdown Minnesota for the next 3:40 but closed to within 45-42 with 12 second remaining. Zastrow sank a pair of free throws to ensure the Badger victory.


Wisconsin shot 35 percent (14 of 40), making just three of 16 (18 percent) three-point attempts and 16 of 24 free throws (66 percent).


Stone said the Badgers have room for improvement.


“We can be better with a lot of things that we did today,” Stone said. “Free throws were our demise in the second half, and we can control that, it is something that we talk about and it nearly got us today.”


Wisconsin welcomes Purdue to the Kohl Center this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


WISCONSIN 47, MINNESOTA 42

Minnesota (42)—Loberg, 1-3 0-2 2; Voigt, 1-4 0-0 2; Antoine, 0-5 0-3 0; Buford, 6-12 2-2 17; Mastey, 1-1 0-0 2; Kellogg, 0-1 2-2 2; Cotton, 2-8 3-6 7; Riche, 0-4 0-0 0; Noga, 2-5 2-2 8; Dvorak, 1-6 0-2 2. Totals: 14-49 9-16 42


Wisconsin (47)—Steinbauer, 0-4 0-0 0; Zastrow, 7-13 6-6 21; Davis, 1-5 4-6 7; Wurtz, 0-5 0-2 0; Karel, 5-11 1-3 12; Paige, 0-1 0-1 0; Stephen, 0-0 3-5 3; Covington, 1-1 2-2 4. Totals: 14-40 16-24 47.


Minnesota 14 28—42


Wisconsin 19 28—47


Three-point goals—Minnesota 5-13 (Voigt 0-1, Antoine 0-3, Buford 3-4, Cotton 0-2, Noga 2-3), Wisconsin 3-16 (Zastrow 1-2, Davis 1-5, Wurtz 0-4, Karel 1-3, Paige 0-1). Free throws missed—Minnesota 7, Wisconsin 8. Rebounds—Minnesota 40 (Dvorak 7), Wisconsin 25 (Wurtz 7). Assists—Minnesota 7 (Mastey 2), Wisconsin 9 (Zastrow 3). Total fouls—Minnesota 21, Wisconsin 13.


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