GOPHERS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAMEDAY
7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Kentucky · BTN-plus, 96.7-FM
Gophers update: The Gophers are coming off a 98-96 double-overtime victory over visiting Penn State in their Big Ten opener Saturday. Freshmen accounted for 76 of those 98 points, with Mara Braun scoring 26, Amaya Battle with a career-high 19, Mallory Heyer (18 points and 11 boards) getting her second double-double of the season and Katie Borowicz scoring 13. The Gophers combined to hit 28 of 32 free throws, with Braun going 11-for-11.
Kentucky update: The Wildcats (6-1) are the last team to beat defending NCAA champion South Carolina. It happened in the SEC title game last season. But only five Kentucky players are back from the 2021-22 team that went 19-12 and played in the NCAA tournament. Three of the top five scorers are gone, including Rhyne Howard, who was the WNBA's Rookie of the Year. Kentucky is led by returners, G Jada Walker (14.9 ppg) and G Robyn Benton (14.3). Transfer Blair Green (10.3) is also scoring in double figures.