2 P.M. VS. MICHIGAN • NO TV, 1500-AM
Gophers update: After scoring 39 points in Thursday’s 106-75 victory at Illinois — which tied her career high — guard Rachel Banham is averaging 25.3 points per game in Big Ten play, tying her with Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell atop the Big Ten standings in conference games. Banham surpassed 2,500 career points in that game and needs two points to pass former Penn State guard Maggie Lucas for fourth place on the Big Ten’s career scoring list. The Gophers (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) made 19 three-pointers against the Illini, tying the Big Ten single-game record; they are averaging a league-high 9.6 per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. The Gophers have outrebounded all three Big Ten opponents this season and are 8-1 overall when outrebounding their opponent.
Michigan update: The Wolverines (9-5, 1-2) opened the Big Ten season with close losses to Purdue and Indiana before upsetting Iowa 82-75 on Thursday, roaring back from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter. They boast one of the league’s best offenses, scoring 80.2 points per game — third in the conference — and shooting 49.4 percent, second only to Maryland’s 50.5. Guard Katelynn Flaherty averages 21.2 points per game to rank third among Big Ten scorers. Freshman forward Sam Trammel of Minnetonka has played in 11 games and is averaging 3.4 points.