2 p.m. at Iowa • No TV, 93.3-FM
U hoping for a rare win in Iowa
Preview: The Gophers (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won five of their past six games, are looking for their first victory in Iowa City in over 11 years. The Gophers’ last victory in Iowa City was 80-78 in overtime on Jan. 25, 2007. The Gophers, who are coming off a 71-61 victory at Wisconsin on Wednesday, defeated the then-No. 20 Hawkeyes 77-72 in Minneapolis on Jan. 21. It was the Gophers’ first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 5 Ohio State on Feb. 24, 2016. Iowa (17-6, 5-5), which is 2-4 in its past six games after a 15-2 start, beat Michigan State 71-68 on Thursday.
Players to watch: G Carlie Wagner needs just 10 points to become the fifth Gophers women’s player to reach 2,000 for her career. Wagner scored 20 points against Wisconsin — the 40th time in her career she’s scored at least 20 points. Iowa C Megan Gustafson, averaging 24.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, is a top-10 candidate for the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award, which recognizes the nation’s top center. Gustafson leads the nation in field goals made (221) and ranks second in double-doubles (21) and field goal percentage (66.6). F Chase Coley, a senior from Minneapolis, is averaging eight points and six rebounds per game.
Numbers: After playing at Purdue on Thursday, the Gophers will play four games in a row at home before going to Illinois for their final regular-season game. The Gophers are 10-1 at home.