Wisconsin Advances To WNIT Finals

Badgers defeat Western Kentucky to get to finals

March 28, 2007

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -Jolene Anderson scored 26 points and Janese Banks added 23 as Wisconsin defeated Western Kentucky 79-72 Wednesday night to advance to the Women's National Invitation Tournament championship game.

The Badgers (23-12) will be on the road for the title game, facing either Kansas State or Wyoming.

Anderson, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had 18 points in the second half as the Badgers won their fourth consecutive WNIT game at the Kohl Center. They're 13-1 all-time in the WNIT.

The Badgers were runners-up in 1999 before winning the championship in 2000.

Wisconsin made all 20 of its free throws, including eight by Banks and six by Anderson.

Crystal Kelly scored 28 points to lead Western Kentucky (23-9).