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Women's Basketball Falls To Wisconsin, 74-59

Dec. 5, 2013

Madison, Wisc. -

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The Boston College women's basketball team lost to Wisconsin, 74-59, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at the Kohl Center on Thursday night. BC is now 3-5 while Wisconsin is now 5-2.

Senior Katie Zenevitch led the Eagles with 17 points and 10 rebounds while senior guard Kristen Doherty chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Nicole Boudreau finished with 11 points.

Wisconsin was led by Taylor Wurtz with 22 points while Michaela Johnson added 21 points and seven rebounds.

In the first half, Boston College shot 50 percent from the floor but could not pull away from the Badgers. Wisconsin held a 14-12 lead at 11:50 on a layup by Johnson. BC took the lead at 10:53 in the half on a three-pointer from the top of the key from Zenevitch.

Boudreau gave BC a three-point lead with 10 seconds in the half on a mid-range jumper. The Badgers responded on a jumper in the key from Johnson. BC led 27-26 at the half behind 11 points from Zenevitch and eight from Boudreau. Johnson led Wisconsin with 14 points.

BC opened the second half on a 13-2 run to go up, 40-30 Wurtz scored seven points to get the Badgers within five points. The Badgers Tessa Cinchy came off the bench and went three-for-three from long range. Her first three cut the lead to 44-42. Paige Morgan, who didn't score in the second half, hit a three at 3:42 and the Badgers lead was 63-53.A Doherty three-pointer halted the Badgers but the Eagles continued to turn the ball over.

Wisconsin hit 6-of-8 from the three-point line in the second half, while BC shot just 41 percent from the floor.

BC won the battle of the boards, 35-27, but had 18 turnovers in the game.

The Eagles will return home and host Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.

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