Nov. 24, 2013
Head coach Pam Borton's opening statement...
I was really proud of our players for really grinding this game out. Really toughen this game out. I thought down the stretch, it was like a Big Ten game. We had to really execute on both ends of the floor, both offensively and defensively. Navy is a very tough team to defend, tough match up for us with our post players running around the perimeter trying to get through screens. I was really proud of our players for finding a way to win this game.
Rachel Banham on what they saw preparing for this game and on the court today...
I think from the start you notice constant screen being set and a lot of motion. If you turn your head one way, they are going back the other way. You just have be really aware and talking to your teammates the whole time.
Kayla Hirt on her ten point game...
I had a lot of open opportunities but I do think I'm capable of getting ten points every game.
Navy head coach Stefanie Pemper...
I thought the military appreciation was great. It was incredibly classy, unexpected and emotional.
Navy team captain Kara Pollinger...
I can't put into words how much it meant to us. We don't ever have other teams recognize us in that way, even the ones we play regularly in the league. To have a team look beyond the basketball court and at us as opponents to instead see the bigger picture was really awesome. We were very appreciative of what they did. I've been trying to find as many players as I can so I can thank them personally.
Banham Breaks Minnesota Scoring Record
The senior guard scored 29 points in the Gophers' 81-79 overtime loss to Auburn.
Three Gophers Score 20 in Win over Hatters
Minnesota edged out Stetson 72-69 in its first game at the San Juan Shootout.
Preview: Gophers at the San Juan Shootout
Minnesota is set to take on Stetson and Auburn this Thanksgiving weekend in Puerto Rico.