The Gophers women’s baskeball team heads into Sunday’s final game of the Subway Classic against Auburn (9-3) fresh off its first home loss of the season — a 58-55 defeat at the hands of a talented, athletic UCLA squad.
The Gophers (9-3) were 6-0 at the Barn before Friday’s loss, but the same issues they’ve had at times (and gotten away with) this season were what doomed them against the Bruins.
“We need a third scorer on this team,” coach Pam Borton said afterward, challenging her players to “step up” Sunday.
Star guard Rachel Banham scored 16 of the Gophers’ first 23 points — 24 overall — in the loss, and 6-5 center Amanda Zahui B. had 16 points as part of her sixth double-double of the season.
Only three other players attempted shots, though, and no one else had more than six points. For the Gophers to close their home tournament with a victory, Borton said, that needs to change.
And Minnesota won’t be looking at an easy opponent, either.
Auburn (9-3) defeated UCLA 66-60 on Saturday and features four players who average double digits in scoring.
|Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||0||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||3|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka||3|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly||1||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|NY Mets - WP: D. Gee||5||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy||2|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||1||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee||0|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Cleveland||3||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Washington - WP: D. Storen||6||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||3|
|Seattle||2||Top 7th Inning|
|Boston||1||Top 5th Inning|
|Kansas City||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Oakland - T. Milone||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - A. Cashner|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|Atlanta||91||4th Qtr 9:11|
|Dallas||69||3rd Qtr 1:31|
|Houston||81||4th Qtr 8:38|
|LA Lakers||97||4th Qtr 5:27|
|Brooklyn||70||4th Qtr 8:54|
|Philadelphia||80||3rd Qtr 1:54|
|Utah||89||4th Qtr 8:42|
|Washington||97||4th Qtr 8:27|
|Toronto||74||4th Qtr 10:53|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|Columbus||3||3rd Prd 11:10|
|Red Bull New York||2|