Thanks to Alyssa Karel's basket with 7.3 seconds and a couple of missed free throws by Baylor's Melissa Jones, the University of Wisconsin women's basketball team stunned No. 6 Baylor, 59-58, in the final game of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands.
The Bears had a chance to win, but Melissa Jones missed two free throws with less than a second to play, and the Badgers (5-1) recorded their first victory over a top-10 opponent in coach Lisa Stone's tenure.
Karel scored a team-high 15 points and was named the MVP for the tournament's Island division, which included Baylor, Villanova and Central Florida. Badgers guard Rae Lin D'Alie joined Karel on the all-tournament team.
Wisconsin finished the game on a 12-4 run, and scored the game's final six points. The Badgers got the ball off a Baylor miss with 30 seconds left, and called timeout to set up Karel for the winning shot.
Baylor (6-1) traveled the length of the court, and Kelli Griffin missed a jumper but Jones snared the rebound and was fouled by Wisconsin's Lin Zastrow as the clock ran out. Zastrow fouled out on the play, and .5 seconds were added to the clock as Jones stepped to the line before missing both attempts. Jones, a starting guard, did not score in the game.
Mariah Dunham scored 11 points for Wisconsin and Zastrow added 11. D'Alie, a 5-foot-3 junior point guard, led the team in rebounds with six.
The Badgers were 1-31 vs. ranked opponents since Stone took over five years ago. They had not beaten a top-10 opponent since defeating No. 7 Purdue on Dec. 28, 2001, at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin had not beaten a top-10 foe away from home since a victory at Notre Dame on Dec. 9, 1996.