Celebrating 10 Years of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis
Jan. 13, 2005
On March 4, 1995, No. 6 seed Michigan State defeated third-seeded Wisconsin, 87-79, in the quarterfinals of the 1995 Big Ten Tournament, but not before Badger redshirt junior Barb Franke poured in a career-high 35 points. Franke's total is a Tournament record and has been equaled on two occasions since. In 36 minutes of action, the forward made good on 15 of 22 shots and missed only one of six attempts at the free-throw line. Franke, a Second Team All-Big Ten selection, also pulled down 10 rebounds. The double-double was her eighth of the season and her point total was a school record at the time and still remains the third highest performance in Badger history.
Paula Sanders and Bella Engen led the Spartans in the victory with 16 points each, while Sanders added 12 rebounds. Senior forward Kisha Kelley, the Spartans' all-time leading scorer, dished out a career-high and game-high eight assists. Five MSU student-athletes scored in double figures in the game, which marked the Spartans' third-straight win over Wisconsin in the 1995 season.