The Wisconsin women are advancing in their Big Ten tournament for the first time in seven years, after beating Rutgers 61-55 in the first round at Indianapolis. The eleventh seeded Badgers led Number 14 Rutgers by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, but the Scarlet Knights got to within six in the final minute, and Wisconsin’s Avyanna Young made two free throws with 27 seconds left to seal the U-W’s victory. Shrita Parker scored 24 for Rutgers, which ended its season at 6-24. Young led the Badgers with 20 points as they improved to 9-21 and will play sixth seeded Michigan State in the second round tonight Thursday. Meanwhile, the Wisconsin men have two games left in their regular season and will host Iowa tonight Thursday.