Taiye Bello
Taiye  Bello


Southfield, Mich.

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Gophers Knock Off No. 20 Iowa, 77-72

Bell leads all scorers with 21 points and hits her fourth double-double of the season in Sunday's game.


Gophers Take 10th Straight Border Battle

Pitts and Bello both notch double-doubles en-route to a 25-point win over Wisconsin.


Gophers Fall at No. 21/19 Rutgers in Overtime

Destiny Pitts and Carlie Wagner each scored 22 points as the team tied the game late in the fourth.


Ski-U-Mah Life: Taiye and Kehinde Bello

The sophomores are twins and teammates on the women's basketball team, but very different people.


Taiye Bello Learns the Language of Computers

The Gophers sophomore is studying computer science and looks forward to having the skills to design websites.


Career Stats

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2016-17 • Freshman Season:
Played in all 33 games • her 121 offensive rebounds were the fourth most in a season in team history • posted the eighth best field goal percentage in Gophers history (.576) • had three double-doubles on the season • posted 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds (12 offensive) at Illinois (2/25) • recorded 13 rebounds and 13 points against Wisconsin (1/18) • first double-double came against Cal Poly with 14 points and 10 rebounds • scored a season-high 16 points versus Eastern Michigan (12/3)

 Freshman Season:
Played in 27 games and started 14, including the last 11 in a row • averaged 4.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game • named the Gophers’ Most Improved Player • recorded double-double in collegiate debut (10 points, 12 rebounds) vs. Harvard (11/12) • scored season-high 19 points at Penn State (2/8), adding eight rebounds • tied season high with 12 rebounds against Seton Hall (11/20) • scored nine second-half points and led the team with seven rebounds against Ohio State (1/26).

High School:
A 2016 graduate of Southfield-Lathrup High School • helped her team win Oakland Activities Association Red Division championships in 2014-15 and 2015-16 • the Chargers went 21-2 and earned a No. 3 ranking in Michigan’s Class A in 2014-15 • helped her team advance to the regional finals as a senior • 2016 AP Class A All-State Second Team selection after earning honorable mention in 2015 • named to the 2016 All-Oakland County First Team • averaged a double-double of 10.9 points and 10.5 rebounds, adding 2.4 blocks per game, as a senior • averaged 10.6 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior, while tallying 10 double-doubles and shooting 54 percent • coached by Michele Marshall • played AAU for the Michigan Storm • McDonald's All-America nominee in January 2016.

Born October 24, 1998 • daughter of Anthony and Durojaiye Bello • twin sister of teammate Kehinde Bello • has two other siblings, Bimpe and Seni Lawal Seni plays basketball for the Nigerian Olympic Team • intends to major in computer science.



Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

6/21/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 6-2 post player Barbora Tomancova to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Thursday.

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

Approximately a third of the way through the 2018 WNBA season, three former Gophers are playing in the league and trying to position their respective teams into the playoff picture.

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

New Gopher women's basketball assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis sits down with Corbu Stathes from the Gopher Radio Network.

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