Jan. 7, 2014
Game Notes - Minnesota at Iowa
THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
The Minnesota women's basketball team hits the road for the first time in over a month when it takes on Iowa Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa.
A live stream of the contest will be available on Gopher All-Access and BTN.com and fans can listen to the game live on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
In addition, live stats can be found on Gophersports.com and live updates will be available on twitter at @GophersWBB.
The Golden Gophers enter the contest with an 11-4 record on the season and a 0-1 Big Ten record, while the Hawkeyes host Minnesota with a 12-4 overall mark and a 0-2 league record.
Minnesota trails Iowa in the all-time series, 23-45, but claimed a 72-60 victory at Williams Arena on Feb. 7, 2013 in the teams' last meeting. Rachel Banham had 34 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Banham enters the contest averaging 26.7 points per game all-time vs. Iowa. The junior has not scored less than 20 points in three meetings with the Hawkeyes during her career.
With her 13 points vs. Michigan State on Saturday, Banham moved into a tie for third on Minnesota's career register with 77 games in double figures. Lindsay Whalen holds the record with 108.
Banham ranks second among active NCAA Division I players with a .857 career free throw percentage. She also ranks sixth in career scoring average, 25th in career points, 28th in field goals and 31st in field goal attempts.
Micaëlla Riché is looking to reach a career milestone Wednesday, as the senior needs just one rebound to hit the 500 career-rebounds mark.
Amanda Zahui B. currently ranks sixth on the Gophers' single-season record chart and leads the Big Ten with 47 blocks on the year. She needs just two blocks to overtake the No. 5 spot. Janel McCarville holds the record with 65 in 2003-04.
Pam Borton enters Wednesday's road contest just six wins away from reaching 300 victories for her career. She would become the eighth active Big Ten head coach to reach the 300 career-win milestone.
The Gophers continue to be successful from three-point range this season, as the squad leads the nation with a .430 three-point field goal percentage. Minnesota has connected on 80 of its 186 attempts. Vanderbilt ranks second with a .420 average.
Minnesota also ranks 15th nationally in overall field goal percentage with a .471 mark, trailing only Michigan (.473) in Big Ten standings.