gophers women gameday
2 P.M. at Northwestern • Welsh-Ryan ARENA • NO TV, 1500-AM
Gophers at a glance: After shooting below 35 percent from the field much of last Wednesday night, Minnesota (17-4, 6-3 Big Ten) produced 13 points in a three-minute stretch late in its 75-64 home win over Penn State. The win helped end a two-game skid and kept the Gophers tied for third in the league standings. … Sophomore Amanda Zahui B. posted her second career triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks; the blocks tied the Big Ten record and broke her own program record of 10. … Junior point guard Shayne Mullaney leads the Big Ten at 9.3 assists per game in league play. She’s had 10 or more assists in five of her past six games. … The game isn’t being televised, but it will be streamed on BTN Plus.
Wildcats at a glance: Since starting Big Ten play with back-to-back wins at Michigan State and against Wisconsin, Northwestern (14-6, 4-5) has lost five of its past seven — the latest defeat was a 102-99 barnburner against No. 17 Iowa on Wednesday. The Wildcats connected on 14 of 18 three-pointers (72.2 percent) and combined with the Hawkeyes to set an NCAA record of 32 three-point shots made. … Northwestern has made 36.9 percent of its three-pointers. … Sophomore Nia Coffey, a former Hopkins standout, leads the team in scoring (15.5 points per game) and rebounding (8.5). She scored a career-high 35 points against Iowa.