U women gameday

7 p.m. vs. Charlotte • NO TV, 88.5-FM

Gophers preview: The home opener will mark the debut of 6-5 redshirt freshman Amanda Zahui B., who missed Saturday’s season-opening victory at Northern Iowa after being suspended one game for what the university described as an inadvertent infraction of an NCAA rule. Zahui B., who hails from Sweden, totaled 42 points, 31 rebounds and seven blocks in a pair of exhibition victories. … Junior point guard Rachel Banham had only two points in the first half against Northern Iowa on Saturday, but finished with a team-high 15 points, plus seven rebounds. … The Gophers shot 59.6 percent (28-for-47) from the field vs. UNI. … Sophomore Jackie Johnson came off the bench to post career highs in points (13) and rebounds (six).

Charlotte preview: Charlotte’s defensive pressure could cause problem for the Gophers. The 49ers are 1-1, beating Liberty 66-56 and losing at Kansas State 73-65. Charlotte forced 54 turnovers in its two games, 30 vs. Liberty and 24 at Kansas State. The Gophers had 23 turnovers at Northern Iowa, a stat sure to catch the eye of the Charlotte coaching staff. … Charlotte was 26-6 last season and returns two regulars off that team: junior guards Hillary Sigmon and Ayanna Holmes. Holmes leads Charlotte with an 11.0-point scoring average. … Charlotte’s stat of concern against Kansas State was a 46-25 disadvantage on the boards.

dennis brackin