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December 9, 1996

No. 19 Wisconsin Upsets No. 10 Notre Dame 81-69

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Senior guard Keisha Anderson scored a career-high 26 points to lead three Wisconsin players in double figures as the 19th-ranked Badgers remained undefeated at 7-0 in posting an 81-69 win on the road over 10th-ranked Notre Dame. It was the first-ever road victory for the Badgers over a ranked opponent.

Ann Klapperich added 19 points in the contest, while Amy Wiersma had 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds to lead Wisconsin. Katryna Gaither had a game-high 27 points for Notre Dame, while Sheila McMillen added a career best 20 points.

Notre Dame led 36-34 at the half, but was outscored 14-7 to start the second half as Wisconsin took a 48-43 lead with 16:07 left in the contst when Klapperich nailed a 12-foot jumper with 16:07 left in the contest.

The Irish tied the score at 51-51 on Kari Hutchinson's 17-foot jumper. Notre Dame built its lead to four points (60-56) with 10:40 left in the contest before Wisconsin went on an 19-4 run to take a 77-64 lead, its largest of the game with 2:42 remaining.

Wisconsin outrebounded Notre Dame in the game 39-33 and forced 25 Irish turnovers. The Badgers shot 47.7 percent from the field, while Notre Dame hit just 43.3 percent from the floor.

The Irish converted 19 of 21 free throws in the game (90.5 percent).

The loss was Notre Dame's second in the last three games after beginning the season with a 6-1 record as the Irish now are 7-3. The loss also snapped a seven-game win streak at home in the Joyce Center.

Notre Dame returns to action on Wednesday, December 11 when the Irish host Indiana at 7:00 p.m.



WISCONSIN (81)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Klapperich      36  7-16   5-5   3-6  3  3   19
Boston          28   3-4   0-0   1-6  2  2    7
Wiersma         28  4-10   2-5  3-12  0  3   10
Anderson        36 11-19   2-3   1-3  6  3   26
Cattanach       28   3-7   0-0   0-3  3  2    9
Paulus           4   0-1   0-0   0-0  1  0    0
Pate            11   2-2   0-0   0-1  3  0    4
Hartwig         12   0-2   4-8   3-3  0  0    4
Rhodes          15   1-3   0-0   2-3  1  2    2
Konleczny        2   0-1   0-0   0-1  0  1    0
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TOTALS         200 31-65 13-21 13-38 19 16   81
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Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.619. 3-Point Goals:
6-12, .500 (Klapperich 0-1, Boston 1-1, Anderson
2-5, Cattanach 3-5). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked
shots: 6 (Wiersma 4, Boston 2). Turnovers: 20
(Anderson 4, Boston 4, Klapperich 3, Wiersma 3,
Cattanach 2, Paulus 2, Pate, Rhodes). Steals: 13
(Cattanach 4, Klapperich 3, Anderson 2, Pate,
Paulus, Rhodes, Wiersma).
NOTRE DAME (69)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Morgan          36  4-17   4-4   2-8  1  3   13
Bohman          26   0-2   1-2   0-3  1  1    1
Gaither         37 10-14   7-8   0-8  0  3   27
Peirick         13   0-2   0-0   2-3  3  2    0
Augustin        34   2-5   2-2   0-0  4  3    6
Jordan           1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Mcmillen        35  6-10   5-5   0-2  4  2   20
Henderson        7   0-1   0-0   0-0  1  1    0
Hutchinson      11   1-2   0-0   0-4  1  2    2
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TOTALS         200 23-53 19-21  4-28 15 17   69
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Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.905. 3-Point Goals:
4-11, .364 (Morgan 1-4, Mcmillen 3-6, Hutchinson
0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 1
(Mcmillen). Turnovers: 25 (Morgan 10, Mcmillen 5,
Augustin 4, Gaither 3, Peirick 2, Henderson).
Steals: 10 (Augustin 2, Henderson 2, Mcmillen 2,
Morgan 2, Bohman, Peirick).
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Wisconsin          34   47  -   81
Notre Dame         36   33  -   69
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 1,102. Officials: Bob
Trammell, Sally Bell, John Moringstar.

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