The Gophers women's basketball team will play Georgetown at 4 p.m. Friday at Williams Arena. The Hoyas (1-1), who played in the WNIT last season, are led by preseason All-Big East guards Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White.

Adomako is averaging 17 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

They should pose a tough challenge for Minnesota's backcourt, which is off to a strong start. On Tuesday, shooting guard Carlie Wagner had 26 points for the Gophers (2-0) and point guard Kenisha Bell 24 points and eight assists in a win at Virginia Comonwealth. It was Bell's first game as a Gopher after sitting out a year following her transfer from Marquette.

Intrastate rivalry resumes

After a bye weekend, the Gophers men's hockey team will play a home-and-home series with Minnesota State Mankato. The first game will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Verizon Center in Mankato.

No. 7 Minnesota (4-2-2) is on a four-game unbeaten streak, which has Don Lucia closing in on his 700th career victory in his 30th season. His record is 698-376-99.

Tyler Sheehy leads the Gophers in scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points. Three teammates also have four goals in a balanced attack: Mike Szmatula, Vinni Lettieri and Brent Gates.

The No. 15 Mavericks (7-4-1) have won three of the past four games against the Gophers. MSU Mankato is coming off a 1-1 tie and a 2-1 overtime loss to Bemidji State.

Marc Michaelis and Brad McClure both have a team-high five goals for the Mavericks while goalie Cole Huggins has a 1.99 goals-against average.

U women face UND at Ralph

The No. 2 Gophers women's hockey team plays No. 8 North Dakota at 7 p.m. Friday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in the first game of a WCHA series this weekend. Minnesota holds a 49-8-1 advantage in the overall series, but the Fighting Hawks have earned splits in four of the past six series in Grand Forks, N.D.

The three players on the Gophers' top line — Dani Cameranesi, Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak — all have 22 points, which tied them for the conference lead and second in the NCAA. Cameranesi leads the nation with 12 goals, Pannek in assists with 17.

Forward Amy Menke leads UND in points with 12 on four goals and eight assists.

Minnesota (11-1, 9-1) is in second place in the conference, UND (6-4-2, 5-4-1-1) is fourth.

Northwestern in D-III semis

Northwestern-St. Paul defeated No. 13 Eastern University 25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12 in the NCAA Division III volleyball quarterfinals in Oshkosh, Wis. Junior Lindsey Peterson, named the American Volleyball Coaches Association's player of the year in her division earlier, led the Eagles (34-4) with 24 kills and 27 digs.

Beth Wilmeth of Northwestern was named the AVCA's coach of the year.