Gophers Hit the Road to Face #12/11 Purdue

Go Gophers! Kionna Kellogg and the Gophers will take on #12/11 Purude on the road Thursday night.
Go Gophers!
Kionna Kellogg and the Gophers will take on #12/11 Purude on the road Thursday night.
Go Gophers!

Minnesota (13-4, 2-1 B1G) at #12/11 Purdue (14-2, 3-0 B1G)
Date Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time 6:00 p.m. CT
Location West Lafayette, Ind. / Mackey Arena
Series Record Minnesota trails, 17-39
Last Meeting January 12, 2012 (PUR, 72-55)
Television / Internet Gopher All-Access
Radio Learfield/KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM (Listen Online)
       (Play-by-Play: Corbu Stathes / Analyst: Lynnette Sjoquist)
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The Last Meeting
Purdue72
Minnesota55
January 12, 2012
Williams Arena
Gophers Halted by No. 17/20 Purdue's Hot Three-Point Shooting
Minnesota was halted by the hot three-point shooting of No. 17/20 Purdue Thursday night as it fell to the visiting Boilermakers, 72-55, in Big Ten Conference action at Williams Arena.

Jan. 16, 2013


THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES

• The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is set to hit the road Thursday to take on No. 12/11 Purdue in a 6:00 p.m. contest at Mackey Arena.
• Fans can watch a live stream of the contest on Gophers All-Access, and they can also listen to the game live on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
• The Golden Gophers travel to West Lafayette, Ind.,  with a 13-4 overall record and a 2-1 league mark following their win vs. Ohio State on Jan. 10 at Williams Arena.
• The last time Minnesota opened a year with an 13-4 record was during the 2005-06 season.
• The Boilermakers host the Golden Gophers with a 14-2 record on the season and a perfect 3-0 record in Big Ten play after outlasting Ohio State Monday night in triple overtime.
• Purdue is ranked in both national polls this week, at No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
• Minnesota and Purdue will be meeting for the 57th time on Thursday, with the Boilermakers holding an 39-17 advantage over the Gophers in the all-time series which dates back to 1978.  
• With 934 career points, Rachel Banham needs to score just 66 more points to become the 21st Gopher in program history to notch 1,000 career points.
Rachel Banham is currently the second-leading scorer in the Big Ten with a 20.8 points per game average behind Ohio State's Tayler Hill.
• Minnesota boasts an impressive .455 field goal percentage, which is the 15th-best mark nationally and is tied for the third-highest percentage in the Big Ten behind Ohio State (.472), Michigan (.465) and Purdue (.455).
• Junior Sari Noga is Minnesota's team-leader in minutes played this season, as she is averaging 35.0 minutes per game.
• Minnesota will host Nebraska on Sunday, Jan. 20 in a 5:00 p.m. contest at Williams Arena.
• The game will serve as the Gophers' "Burst the Barn" contest, with Pam Borton set to donate $1,000 to five different charities should attendance reach the 5,000 mark.