Game time is set for 8:00 p.m. CT.
Minnesota had five players score in double figures.
The Gophers host St. Cloud State in exhibition play Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The rookie tells fans a little more about herself.
Get to Know women's basketball freshman guard Alex Ionescu, who hails from Romania.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Saw action in 10 games for the Gophers finished her rookie campaign with three points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 27 minutes of play matched her career-high with one rebound vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) had a steal in her postseason debut vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI first round (3/16) made her Big Ten Tournament debut vs. Wisconsin (3/1) dished out an assist in her Big Ten debut vs. Indiana (1/2/12) tallied her first-career defensive rebound vs. Alcorn State (12/11) scored a career-high two points vs. Harvard (12/10) posted career-firsts with one points and a steal vs. Air Force (12/7) grabbed her first-career rebound vs. North Dakota State in the Subway Classic Championship Game (11/20) made her collegiate debut in the Subway Classic contest vs. Binghamton (11/19)
High School: A 2011 graduate of Grigore Moisil High School participated in five FIBA Youth European Championships since 2007 helped Romania earn a gold medal in Division B at the 2010 U18 European Championships was part of Romania's starting five at that tournament, finishing with 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 75-49 qualifying round win versus Luxembourg averaged 5.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while making 5-of-7 (.714) three-pointers over eight games helped Romania finish third at the U16 European Championships in 2008 averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game at that tournament participated at the FIBA International Camp in 2007, where she was selected to play in the All-Star Game and chosen to be part of the tournament's "First Five" also played for BC 97, Sportul Studentesc and Olimpia her BC 97 team won a national championship and twice finished second selected to the all-star teams three times also won the title at a tournament in Hungary where she received the Most Valuable Player award participated in Romania's Senior National Championship with both Sportul Studentesc and Olimpia.
Personal: Born May 18, 1992 major is undecided daughter of Cristian and Daniela Ionescu
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Game Preview: Michigan State
The Golden Gophers and Spartans tip off at 6 p.m. CT in East Lansing on Thursday night.