The Wisconsin womens basketball team got off to a terrible start against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Tuesday. Jonathan Tsipis watched his team miss their first 18 shots while being outscored 24-2 in the first quarter, falling to the Illini 67-42. . . The Badgers shot 25-percent from the field, missed 12-of-13 three-pointers, committed 15 turnovers and finished 5-of-19 overall. . . Tsipis said after the game that his team was outplayed and he was outcoached. The Wisconsin athletic department took notice and fired him shortly after the game. . . I appreciate Coach Tsipiss efforts during his five years with us, but we feel it is time for a new direction for our womens basketball program, said Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez in a statement. I wish Jonathan the best as he moves forward. . . Wisconsin finished the 2020-21 season with a 5-19 overall record and a 2-18 mark in Big Ten regular-season play. . . In his five seasons at Wisconsin, the Badgers went 50-99, 14-74 in the Big Ten and they never finished better than 11th in conference play. The Badgers string of losing seasons now stands at 10.