Gophers women’s gameday
11 a.M. at wisconsin • btn, 1440-Am
Gophers (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten): Minnesota won two close home game this week, beating Indiana 78-76 on Sunday and Northwestern 95-92 on Wednesday. Rachel Banham had 24 and 32 points in those games and is averaging 24.1 points, which ranks second in the Big Ten and fourth nationally. … The Gophers have scored 90 points or more seven times this season, tying the program record set in 2001-02. They are averaging 80.4 points. … Minnesota has won seven games in a row against the Badgers. … Carlie Wagner is shooting a Big Ten best 93.1 percent from the free throw line, and as a team, the Gophers are making a conference-best 76.5 percent.
Wisconsin (6-11, 2-5): The Badgers have lost three in a row, falling to Maryland 90-65 on Wednesday in their latest game. … Three players are averaging in double figures: Nicole Bauman (15.7 points), Dakota Whyte (12.8) and Michala Johnson (10.3). Bauman has made a team-high 44 three-pointers and is making 38.6 percent of her attempts from behind the arc. Johnson is the team’s top rebounder, averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. … Wisconsin is averaging a conference-low 11.1 turnovers per game. … There are two Badgers with Minnesota ties; senior guard Tessa Cichy of Somerset, Wis., played for Hill-Murray, and sophomore guard Cayla McMorris of Brooklyn Park attended Park Center. … Wisconsin’s bench is being outscored 20.8-10.9 by foes’ reserves.