u women’s gameday

1 P.M. VS. MICHIGAN • WILLIAMS ARENA • BTN, 88.5-FM

Minnesota (21-6, 10-5 Big Ten): The Gophers carry a four-game winning streak, its longest in conference play this season, into their regular-season home finale. The Gophers have reached the 21-victory mark for the first time since 2004-05; they have won 22 or more regular-season games only three times in program history, establishing the team record of 23 victories in 1980-81 and matching it in 2002-03. The Gophers’ 10 Big Ten victories this season are their most since 2008-09. Sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. is two blocked shots away from breaking her school single-season record of 105; she leads the Big Ten with 12.1 rebounds per game after grabbing a conference-record 29 in Tuesday’s victory over Iowa. Zahui also scored a career-high 39 points in that game and now is fourth in the league in scoring (18.3 ppg).

Michigan (15-11, 7-8): The Wolverines have lost five of their past seven games and ended a three-game losing streak with a 68-52 victory over Indiana on Wednesday. They are 1-4 in their past five against the Gophers. Michigan features a balanced offense, with four players — Shannon Smith (14.4 points per game), Katelynn Flaherty (14.3), Cyesha Goree (14.0) and Siera Thompson (11.7) — scoring in double figures. Goree is among the Big Ten’s best rebounders, ranking sixth in the league with 10.3 per game. The Wolverines are particularly strong offensive rebounders(14.1 per game).

RACHEL BLOUNT