Hey, did you know that it was "Badger Envy Week" over at Marquette as the men's and women's basketball teams compete against each other? Chances are you, the Marquette fan base, and the rest of us didn't either with the news surrounding the Badgers football program, but on Wednesday night the Badgers Women's basketball team kicked off "Badger Envy Week" by beating Marquette, 71-68, at home in front of 3,308 fans at the Kohl Center.
It took some clutch play down the stretch but the Badgers managed to seal the deal with a pair of late free throws from freshman Nicole Bauman with just 14 seconds left. The 71-68 win surely left Marquette with a case of envy - only fitting since they are obsessed with all things Badgers anyway. As the saying goes - "If you wanna be a Badger, then come along with me."
"I think tonight's game was everything that you would expect from an in-state rivalry," said Marquette coach Terri Mitchell. "It was as full of passion and desire, two teams fighting down to the very end. Obviously we came up on the losing end of things but our players have nothing to hang their head about."
Wisconsin was led by Morgan Paige's game high 19 points. She led a foursome of Badgers in double figures as Paige was joined by Bauman (16), Jacki Gulczynski (14), and Cassie Rochel (10). Rochel had perhaps the most complete game for Bucky as she added a team best 7 rebounds and 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 steals.no comments