Gophers to Face Ohio State in Big Ten Home Opener
Mikayla Bailey and the Gophers host Ohio State in their Big Ten home opener on Thursday night.
Minnesota (12-4, 1-1 B1G) vs. Ohio State (10-5, 0-2 B1G)
Date Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time 7:00 p.m. CT
Location Minneapolis, Minn. / Williams Arena
Tickets MyGopherSports.com
Series Record Minnesota trails, 11-51
Last Meeting February 23, 2012 (OSU, 81-56)
Television / Internet Gopher All-Access
Radio Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)
       (Play-by-Play: Corbu Stathes / Analyst: Lynnette Sjoquist)
Live Stats Click Here
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Season Statistics Minnesota | Ohio State
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Jan. 9, 2013


THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
• The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is set to host Ohio State in its Big Ten home-opener on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Williams Arena.
• Fans can watch a live stream of the contest on Gophers All-Access, and they can also listen to the game live on 1500 ESPN with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
• The Golden Gophers host Ohio State in their Big Ten Conference opener with a 12-4 overall record and an even 1-1 league mark.
• The last time Minnesota opened a year with an 12-4 record was during the 2007-08 season.
• The Buckeyes enter Thursday's contest with a 10-5 record on the season and an 0-2 Big Ten Conference record.
• Ohio State dropped both games of its Big Ten opening weekend at Iowa, 71-77, in overtime and at home vs. Illinois, 73-79.
• It is the first time the Buckeyes have opened the Big Ten season 0-2 since the 2000-01 season.
• Minnesota and Ohio State will be meeting for the 63rd time on Thursday, with the Buckeyes holding a 51-11 advantage over the Gophers in the all-time series.
• Eight of Minnesota's 11 wins vs. the Buckeyes have come in Minneapolis.
• For the second time this season, Kayla Hirt was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 7 for her performance last week on the road.
• Minnesota boasts an impressive .459 field goal percentage, which is the 15th-best mark nationally and is the third-highest percentage in the Big Ten behind Ohio State (.479) and Michigan (.471).
• With 910 career points, sophomore Rachel Banham needs to score 90 points to become the 21st Gopher in program history to notch 1,000 career points.
• The guard is currently the Big Ten's second-leading scorer with a 20.6 points per game average.
• Junior Micaëlla Riché  currently leads the Big Ten with a .586 field goal percentage. The mark also ranks  10th nationally. 


 

 

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