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UW women crush Penn State

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The University of Wisconsin women's basketball team crushed Penn State at home Thursday night, 79-52.

The Lady Lions only shot 27-percent in the first half when they went down by 17 and they never got any closer than five after that.

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Jolene Anderson, Janese Banks, and freshman Lin Zastrow all scored 16 for the Badgers, who ended a four-game losing streak.

Brianne O'Rourke had 14 for Penn State, who dropped to 4-4 in the Big Ten and 13-7 overall.

Wisconsin evened its overall record at 9-9 and it's now 2-6 in the conference.

It was also the Badgers' 100th victory in the 10-year-old Kohl Center. They'll host Northwestern on Sunday.

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