UWO men and women to face D-I Badgers

Neal Hogden, Managing Editor

The UW Oshkosh men’s and women’s basketball teams will take a trip to the state’s capital to play exhibition games against Division I University of Wisconsin-Madison in November.

The UWO men will play their contest against the Badgers on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

The UWO men have played the UW-Madison men three times in its long history, dating back to a 30-21 loss on Dec. 16, 1905 and a 17-7 loss on Dec. 20, 1919.

Most recently, the Titan men lost an exhibition game 96-44 to UW-Madison on Nov. 7, 2012.

Since 2005, the UW-Madison men have hosted a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team every season except for one.

UWO is coming off their best season in school history, reaching the Division III National Championship game in Salem, Virginia last year.

The UWO women will be facing the UW-Madison women for the seventh time while holding a 1-5 record against the Badgers.

The last meeting between the two teams favored the Badgers in a 106-39 decision in November of 2009.

Oshkosh will play against a D-I opponent for the fourth game in the last 10 years. The Badgers have hosted a WIAC team for the past 14 years.

UWO is coming off of a second-place finish in the WIAC with a 21-6 record last season.