The Badgers moved on to the title game with a 79-72 win over Western Kentucky in the semifinals Wednesday at the Kohl Center. Wyoming advanced after beating Kansas State at home in triple overtime, 89-79.
The title game appearance is the third for UW, who advanced to the championship contest in each of the three seasons it has been in the tournament. The Badgers beat Florida to win the WNIT championship in 2000, and were the runners-up to Arkansas in 1999. UW is now 13-1 in WNIT tournament participation. Wisconsin, however, is looking for its first road win in WNIT play. The Badgers have hosted and won 13 of 14 games in its WNIT history. The lone loss was on the road to the Lady Razorbacks in 1999.
Wisconsin also will be looking to build on its record-setting year, already setting a program mark in an 84-78 come-from-behind win over Virginia in the quarterfinals last Sunday.