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February 26, 2010

Rae Lin D’Alie helped solidify the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team’s chances of an NCAA Tournament bid Thursday night.


D’Alie scored a career-high 21 points as the Badgers defeated Penn State, 71-39, at Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday night. Wisconsin’s 32-point victory margin marked the team’s largest of the season.


Wisconsin (20-8, 10-7 Big Ten) clinched a first-round bye in next week’s Big Ten Tournament with the victory as the Badgers are now guaranteed to finish in the top-five in the conference standings with one game remaining.


Along with her 21 points, D’Alie also led all players with eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Alyssa Karel and Anya Covington each added 10 points while Tara Steinbauer had nine points and five boards. Lin Zastrow finished the night with eight points, four rebounds and two blocks.


WISCONSIN 71, PENN ST. 39

Wisconsin (71)—Steinbauer, 4-8 1-2 9; D’Alie, 9-11 0-2 21; Gant 3-4 0-0 6; Karel, 3-11 2-3 10; Zastrow, 4-5 0-0 8; Davis, 2-5 0-0 6; Wurtz, 0-2 0-0 0; Thomas, 0-0 1-2 1; Covington, 5-6 0-2 10. Totals: 30-52 4-11 71.


Penn St. (39)—Grant, 3-14 8-10 15; Bentley, 0-4 0-0 0; Monroe, 0-4 0-0 0; Greene, 5-8 1-2 11; Phillips, 2-3 4-4 9; Trogele, 1-6 0-0 2; Gray, 1-5 0-0 2. Totals: 12-44 13-16 39.


Wisconsin 40 31—71


Penn St. 13 26—39


Three-point goals—Wisconsin 7-16 (D’Alie 3-4, Karel 2-6, Davis 2-4, Wurtz 0-2), Penn St. 2-6 (Grant 1-4, Phillips 1-1, Bentley 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Wisconsin 30 (D’Alie 8), Penn St. 28 (Greene 7). Assists—Wisconsin 14 (D’Alie 6), Penn St. 6 (Monroe, Trogele 2). Total fouls—Wisconsin 16, Penn St. 10.


Attendance—3,776.



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