November 25, 2015

Top ranked Badger women win 14th straight

Sarah Nurse

Sarah Nurse

The number-one ranked Wisconsin Badger women’s hockey team blanked Lindenwood 4-0 on Sunday at LaBahn Arena, pulling out a two-game sweep in the series.

The Badgers extended their win streak to start the season to 14-straight games.  The Badgers 14-0-0 start marks the third time UW has been unbeaten through its first 14 games, and the first time Wisconsin has won its first 14 contests.  The 14-game winning streak is tied for the third-longest in program history and is tied for the sixth-longest in WCHA history. [Read more…]

Koenig’s big day leads the Badgers to victory

Motion WBronson Koenig bounced back from a poor performance on Friday night against Georgetown to lead the Wisconsin Badgers to a much-needed victory.

Koenig sliced through traffic in the lane and hit a left-handed layup with six seconds left to give the Badgers a 74-73 win over Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) in the consolation game of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Koenig finished with 22 points on nine-of-14 shooting for the Badgers.

Redshirt freshman forward Ethan Happ had 12 points and a game-high ten rebounds, while redshirt junior guard Zak Showalter added 10 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds in 37 minutes.

Volleyball: 10th ranked Badgers win 10th straight

Badger senior Taylor Morey (Photo by David Stluka)

Badger senior Taylor Morey (Photo by David Stluka)

The 10th ranked Wisconsin women’s volleyball team honored their lone senior Taylor Morey on senior day at the UW-Field House, then went out and swept 16th ranked Ohio State for their tenth straight win.

In front of the fifth sold-out crowd of  the season at the Field House, the Badgers (22-6, 14-4 Big Ten) downed the Buckeyes 25-21, 25-16, 25-21 on Sunday afternoon.

The Badgers got revenge on the Buckeyes after dropping a five-set match earlier this season in Columbus.

Wisconsin hit .321 (46 kills – 12 errors – 106 total attempts) to highlight the team’s balanced offense and held Ohio State to .205 (39-16-112).

The Badgers welcome Rutgers to the Field House on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before traveling to number-15 Purdue on Saturday for the Big Ten finale.

The 64-team bracket for the 2015 NCAA Tournament will be announced on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. live on ESPNU.


Badger hockey update

Motion WThree goals in the second period gave the Wisconsin men’s hockey team a two-goal lead, but Denver fired right back with two scores of its own to salvage a 3-3 tie with the Badgers.

Matthew Freytag, Jedd Soleway and Luke Kunin scored the three Badger goals while Freshman goaltender matt Jurusik had 21 saves as the Badgers moved to 3-4-4 on the season.

The two teams wrap up their two-game series tonight.

Women extend win streak to 13

The top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team opened a six-game homestand with a 5-1 win over Lindenwood at LaBahn Arena on Friday afternoon.

Emily Clark scored a pair of goals to lead the Badgers to their 13th straight win.

An assist extends sophomore Annie Pankowski’s scoring streak to 16 straight games.

The two teams wrap up their weekend series tomorrow (Sunday) at LaBahn Arena (2 p.m.).


Badgers fall to Georgetown in 2K Classic

Nigel Hayes

Nigel Hayes

Georgetown connected on 9 of 18 from three-point range to pull out their first win of the season, 71-61 over the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York..

The game was a rematch from last November when Wisconsin came from nine-points down in the second half to knock off the Hoyas 68-65 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

The Badgers climbed to within 2-points on a couple of occasions in the second half, but the Hoyas made 20 of 24 free throws in the second half to stay in front.

Junior forward Nigel Hayes scored a season high 22 points, but junior guard Bronson Koenig, who was averaging a team-high 19 points, was held to nine points on two-of-12 shooting.

The Badgers fell to 2-2 and will face V-C-U in the consolation game on Sunday.  Virginia Commonwealth fell to Duke 79-71 in the other semifinal.