Postgame Notes: Northwestern-Wisconsin
Feb. 28, 2018

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  • With the win Northwestern advances to next round of the Big Ten Tournament, where they will take on #5 seed Iowa on Thursday March 1 at approximately 2:30 p.m. EST
  • Northwestern has advanced past its first Big Ten Tournament game in four straight years.
  • The Wildcats have won nine of their last 10 meeting against Wisconsin and improve to 3-2 vs. the Badgers in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Northwestern used an 8-0 run in the first quarter to jump out to a 10-2 lead. The Wildcats held Wisconsin scoreless for a period of five minutes and 28 seconds during the run.
  • Freshman Lindsey Pulliam led Northwestern with 24 points and scored 18 in the first half on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Pulliam shot 9-of-15 from the field for the game and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
  • Pulliam improved her season scoring total to 462 points and has posted back-to-back games with 20 or more points (23 vs. Rutgers on 2/25.
  • Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
  • Northwestern shot 26-of-49 (53.1 percent) from the field and held Wisconsin to 23-of-65 (35.4 percent) from the field.
  • The Wildcats had four players score in double-figures in the game.


  • Wisconsin is now 2-3 all time against the Wildcats in the Big Ten Tournament, and 9-11 when playing in first round games.
  • Niya Beverley tied a career high six assists in the game against the Wildcats.
  • Cayla McMorris made seven shots for 22 points, making it her 20th game with double digit scoring, and sixth game with more than 20 points.
  • Courtney Fredrickson recorded 12 points, making it her 15th double figure game of the season.
  • Cayla McMorris ended her Wisconsin career with 1,074 points and 139 assists.
  • Northwesterns largest lead of the night was 17 points, but the Badgers went on an 20-5 run late in the fourth quarter to cut it to a five point deficit with 2:50 left to play. The Badgers cut the Northwestern lead to two at 65-63 with 1:01 to play in the game.
  • Wisconsin shot 9-of-14 (64.3 percent) in the fourth quarter, scoring 27 points, the most the team has scored in the fourth quarter all season. Wisconsin outscored Northwestern 27-15 in the fourth quarter.
  • McMorris lead the team with 22 points and eight rebounds in her final game as a Wisconsin Badger.