MADISON, Wisconsin. — The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team competed against Florida State in the ACC/B1G Challenge Thursday night at the Kohl Center and lost 92-87.
After three quarters of struggling to score, the Badgers made a late push in the fourth quarter. They began with a 21-6 run and made 10-of-20 3-point shooting. Their biggest deficit of the game was 24 points that came with 4:32 remaining in the third quarter, but they fell within three points of the Seminoles with 30.1 seconds remaining.
julie pospisilova he did not miss in the last 10 minutes and managed to score five three-pointers in the fourth quarter. The senior achieved a new career high in points with 32, 22 of them in the fourth quarter. He also posted a career-high in 3-pointers made with eight. Pospisilova is the first Badger to score 30 points since Marsha Howard accomplished the feat on February 3, 2019.
Sydney Hilliard he made his debut in the 2022-23 season with the Badgers. He came off the bench early in the first quarter and ended up playing a total of 19 minutes and losing seven points. This was his first game since January 5, 2021, and it was exciting to have the senior back on the court.
Through the first three quarters of the game, Wisconsin struggled on offense and found themselves trailing by 19 points heading into the fourth quarter. In a stellar offensive performance, the Badgers nearly erased the Seminoles’ lead and played some of their strongest basketball of the season. In a tough effort, Wisconsin was only three points behind Florida State, but in the end, their initial struggles ultimately resulted in a loss.
Wisconsin shot 45.5% (30-66) from the field, including 40.6% (13-32) from 3-point range. The Badgers made 10 of 13 3-pointers in the fourth quarter alone.
Florida State shot 51.6% (32-62) from field goal range, including 36.4% (8-22) from three and 74.1% (20-27) from foul line free. Ta’Niya Latson led the Seminoles offense with 27 points (10-17 FG, 1-5 3FG, 6-7 FT).
straight from the court
Head Coach Marisa Moseley
“I’m incredibly proud of my team for how resilient we were in the second half, our belief that we could win that game coming out of halftime and really showing a lot of determination, a lot of toughness.
Senior guard Julie Pospíšilová
“In the half, Coach Mo told us that we wanted to play Wisconsin basketball, and we could not be selfish… and my teammates were able to pass the ball to me, and they trusted me.”
notes to know
Pospisilova posted career-highs in points with 32, as well as 3-point FG with eight. She made five three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Hilliard made his first appearance of the season for the Badgers after missing the first eight games of 2022.
After trailing by 19 points after the third quarter, Wisconsin cut the lead to just three points after an impressive fourth-quarter push.
Until next time
Wisconsin begins the Big Ten conference game against Iowa on Sunday, December 4. The game will be played at the Kohl Center and will air on BTN+ at 1:00 p.m.