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A glance at Kirk Penney: By the Numbers

A look at Kirk Penney's career with the University of Wisconsin basketball team:

** Has been a part of 80 victories with the Badgers, just one shy of the school record held by Charlie Wills.

** Ranks eighth on the school's career scoring list with 1,379 points.

** Ranks second on the school's career list for 3-point attempts (521) and is third for 3-pointers made (203). He needs to make 25 more to become the all-time leader in the latter.

** Ranks fifth all-time in games played (122) and is eighth all-time in minutes played (3,224).

** Expected to be named first team All-Big Ten for the second straight season. Was Academic All-Big Ten selection last year (landscape architecture major).

** Joined select group of just 35 players who have played in the NCAA Final Four and the Olympics in the same year. He accomplished that feat as a freshman with the Badgers in 2000 and later that year joined his New Zealand national team at the Summer Olympics in Sydney.

** Penney was the second-leading scorer (16.9) on the New Zealand team that finished fourth in the World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis last summer. He scored 24 points against champion Yugoslavia and held Predag Stojakovic to 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting.

** He was the leading scorer on New Zealand's team that played in the Goodwill Games in 2001.

** His five career "double-doubles" are the most among active Big Ten guards.

** Has five career Big Ten player of the week honors, a school record and tied for the third most in league history.

** Only player in the conference this season to average at least 16 points, six rebounds and three assists per game.

** Will play in fourth NCAA Tournament, tying him with Charlie Wills and Travon Davis for most tournament appearances by a UW player.

** Played in UW freshman-record 34 games and started in six of them.

** His career-high scoring game was a 33-point effort in the Badgers' upset win over Marquette at the Kohl Center last season.

Published: 10:11 AM 3/05/03

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