Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Wisconsin knocks off Penn State women, 63-61
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Morgan Paige scored a career-high 33 points to lead Wisconsin to a 63-61 upset over seventh-ranked Penn State.
Tiera Stephens scored the game-winning basket on a putback with 5 seconds left at the Kohl Center for the Badgers, who stopped the Nittany Lions' 11-game winning streak.
Alex Bentley drove the length of the floor and missed a layup at the buzzer for Penn State (17-3, 7-1).
Stephens scored five points and had 11 rebounds and Jacki Gulczynski added 16 for Wisconsin (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten). The victory against a ranked opponent was the Badgers' first since a 48-45 win against No. 20 Michigan State on January 14, 2010.
Maggie Lucas scored 18 points and Mia Nickson added 11 for the Lady Lions, who throttled the Badgers 84-40 at home two weeks ago for their most lopsided victory since 2001.
Prior to the Wisconsin loss, Penn State had won 11 consecutive games since a 67-52 loss at Connecticut on Dec. 6. Penn State's start is their fastest since starting 22-2 to open the 1993-94 season.