U women’s gameday
6 P.M. VS. Ohio state • value city arena • BTN plus, 88.5-FM
Gophers at a glance: Minnesota (14-2, 3-1 Big Ten) is coming off only its second loss of the season, but isn’t lacking confidence. The Gophers nearly upset highly ranked Maryland on Sunday and used the experience as a growing opportunity. They had won 10 games in a row. The No. 23 Gophers have played well on the road this season with a pair of conference victories at Purdue and Wisconsin led by sophomore Amanda Zahui B., who has nine double-doubles in a row.
Ohio State at a glance: The Buckeyes (13-6, 3-2) are coming off an overtime loss at Michigan. They’ve outscored opponents by an average of 27.2 points in three victories against Rutgers, Northwestern and Indiana, and scored 94 points in Sunday’s loss against Michigan. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 24.9 points and Ameryst Alston 21.5, which is first and second in the conference. The Buckeyes are tied for fifth in the Big Ten standings and received votes in the top 25 poll. Ohio State has a 25-2 home record against the Gophers.