THE U women’s basketball file:
Record last season: 18-14, 7-9 Big Ten
Player to watch: Junior guard Rachel Banham, who averaged 20.7 points and 4.0 assists last season.
Key newcomer: 6-5 Swedish freshman Amanda Zahui B. needs to help an inside game lacking in size; no other player is over 6-2.
Coming attractions: Exhibition games Oct. 29 (Winona State) and Nov. 2 (Minnesota State Moorhead) at Williams Arena.
Season opener: At Northern Iowa on Nov. 9; home opener vs. Charlotte on Nov. 13.