Pitts and Bello both notch double-doubles en-route to a 25-point win over Wisconsin.
Destiny Pitts and Carlie Wagner each scored 22 points as the team tied the game late in the fourth.
Trio of Gophers scored double digits in the Gophers 78-50 win over the Illini.
2017-18 • Sophomore Season:
Played in 32 games with 31 starts • ranked eighth in Minnesota history with 3-pointers attempted (198) and 10th with 3-pointers made (69) • had eight 20-point games and reached double figures 23 times • matched season high with 25 points, making all five 3-pointers, against Penn State (2/11) • tied season high of 25 points against North Carolina (11/29) • set season high with 25 points vs. Wake Forest (11/25) • named to the Lady Rebel Round-Up All-Tournament Team after totaling 42 points in two games vs. Wake Forest and UNLV • made a career-high six 3-pointers and had 22 points in season opener against Lehigh (11/11)
2016-17 • Freshman Season:
Averaged 12.5 points per game, which would officially rank third among Big Ten freshmen if she had played one more game • second on the team with 46 3-pointers, 57 assists and 38 steals despite missing eight games due to illness or injury • added 3.0 rebounds per game • named to Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team in November after totaling 37 points in the Bahamas • won Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors once (12/5) • earned team’s Sixth Player of the Year Award • started 12 of 23 games played and averaged 31.7 minutes • scored a season-high 28 points against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament (3/3) • also tallied 20-plus points against North Carolina (11/25) and Detroit Mercy (12/6) • shot .636 from the floor and .571 from 3-point range en route to 19 points vs. Rutgers (2/11) • played 33 minutes in collegiate debut, tallying 16 points, eight assists and five steals vs. Harvard (11/12).
A 2016 graduate of Princess Anne High School • led the Cavaliers to three consecutive state titles • scored 35, 31 and 29 points, respectively, in state championship games her last three years • 2016 Virginia High School League 5A State Player of the Year • three-time All-USA Virginia Girls Basketball Team and Virginia High School League Group 5A selection • only three-time All-Tidewater Player of the Year ever • scored 1,974 points during her high school career • averaged 17.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.7 steals as a senior • averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 2.9 assists per game as a junior • averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore, while notching 97 steals and 70 3-pointers • coached by Darnell Dozier • played AAU for Boo Williams Elite.
Born Aug. 15, 1998 • daughter of Dawnte Hubbard and Edward Lee Hunt III • has two brothers, Edward Lee Hunt IV and Elijah Torres-Campbell • mother, Dawnte, played basketball • intends to major in business marketing.
Staples Added to 2018 Recruiting Class
5/9/2018 - W. Basketball
Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 5-10 guard Mercedes Staples to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.
Whalen Finalizes Staff with O'Banion
5/2/2018 - W. Basketball
Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen finalized her coaching staff Wednesday with the announcement of the return of Danielle O'Banion as assistant coach.
Wagner, Wiebke Earn B1G Medal of Honor
4/30/2018 - W. Basketball
Wagner and Wiebke were presented with their awards at the 12th annual Golden Goldys on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium.