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Gameday preview: Gophers women's basketball at Wisconsin

  • February 11, 2014 - 9:50 PM

u women’s gameday

7 p.m. at Wisconsin • Kohl Center • no TV (88.5-FM)

Gophers at a glance: After back-to-back comeback wins, Minnesota (15-9, 4-6) heads to Madison looking to sweep the Badgers this season. The Gophers beat Wisconsin 64-53 at Williams Arena on Jan. 23. … On Sunday, Minnesota eked out a 66-61 home win over Illinois, thanks largely to a 14-3 closing run. Redshirt freshman center Amanda Zahui B. scored eight of her 23 points in the final 2:24 and had 12 rebounds and three blocks. … After struggling t in the first half, Rachel Banham finished 5-for-11 from three-point range and led the team with 24 points. … Coach Pam Borton is just two wins away from 300 for her career. She is 229-148 in her 12 seasons with the Gophers.

Wisconsin at a glance: The Badgers (10-13, 3-8) head back to the Kohl Center after a 76-69 loss at Indiana on Saturday, the team’s sixth loss in its past seven games. … Wisconsin has three players averaging double figures in scoring, led by Michala Johnson (16.9 points per game), who has scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games. Morgan Paige (12.9) and Taylor Wurtz (12.3) are the other leading scorers. Wurtz also leads the Badgers in rebounding at 8.0 boards per game, and has recorded three double-doubles in a row. … The Badgers lead the all-time series with the Gophers 35-32.

BRYCE EVANS

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