U women’s gameday: Noon vs. Maryland • BTN, 93.3-FM
Preview: The Gophers (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) are coming off a 93-87 victory over No. 23 Michigan on Wednesday at Williams Arena. The victory was the Gophers’ sixth in the past seven games. The No. 10 Terrapins (22-4, 11-2) are coming off a 75-65 loss to Purdue at home Thursday. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for the Terrapins, who have won 20 of 22 since opening the season 2-2. The Terrapins are 7-0 all-time against the Gophers. The teams met three times last season — twice in the regular season and once in the Big Ten tournament.
Players to watch: Freshman G/F Destiny Pitts had 10 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday — her sixth double-double of the season, tying Kenisha Bell for the Gophers team lead. Sophomore G Gadiva Hubbard had 17 points, a season-high seven assists and five steals (tying her career high). Sophomore G Kaila Charles leads the balanced Terrapins in scoring (17.8) and rebounding (8.2). Six players are averaging more than 10 points per game. Senior G Kristen Confroy leads the Big Ten (and is fifth in the nation) in three-point shooting percentage (47.3).
Numbers: Carlie Wagner scored 26 points vs. the Wolverines to move into fourth place on the Gophers’ career scoring list. Wagner (2,055 points) needs 42 points to tie for third place.