University of Wisconsin women's basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey had a pretty nice day of scoreboard watching.Last time I checked, Northern Illinois were Huskies, not Cardinals.
That's because her team opened up a 30-point lead in the second half and cruised to a 71-60 victory over Northern Illinois Sunday in their regular season opener at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers used a 20-3 flurry in the second half to snow the Cardinals under.
Wisconsin's opponent on Sunday was Illinois State, which the coach had right. "'It's nice to beat the tough, scrappy team (like) Illinois State,' Kelsey said."
Illinois State did play Northern Illinois, in DeKalb, on Friday evening.
Kelly Smith, women’s basketball freshman forward, didn’t expect to play 36 minutes in her first collegiate game.Right opponent, right nickname, wrong day. Redbirds thus had a rough trip through the State Line (that happened to more than a few football teams as well). Next up for Northern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago late on Monday afternoon.
Smith scored a game-high 17 points in those 36 minutes as the Huskies (1-0) beat the Illinois State Redbirds (0-1), 55-51, Saturday at the Convocation Center.
For the philosophers: if a series of typographical errors go out into cyberspace, but nobody notices, are they really errors?