LINCOLN, NEB (WSAU) The Wisconsin women lost their Big Ten opener last night, 70-to-52 at Nebraska. The 25th-ranked ranked Cornhuskers scored the game’s first five points, and the Badgers never got closer than two after that.
The Badgers committed 20 turnovers that resulted in 27 points for Nebraska. Wisconsin coach Bobbie Kelsey said there’s no way her team can win by making that many mistakes.
The Badgers out-shot the Cornhuskers 42-to-40 percent. Cassie Rochel led Wisconsin with 15 points, and Jacki Gulczynski added 13. Lindsey Moore scored 26 for Nebraska, which improved to 11-and-3 overall.
The Badgers fell to 8-and-6, and will host Minnesota on Sunday. The Marquette women overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to win at Central Michigan yesterday, 78-to-74. The Golden Eagles trailed 37-27 at the break, and they shot 50-percent in the second half.
Arlesia Morse broke a tie in the final minute by hitting a three-pointer, and Marquette hung on from there. Junior Katherine Plouffe scored a career-high 24 points. She made all six of her free throws, and had a team-high seven rebounds.
Crystal Bradford scored 21 for Central Michigan, which fell to 6-and-7.
Marquette improved to 8-and-5. The Golden Eagles will play their Big East opener on Saturday night at home against Syracuse.