|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)|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | Purdue|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Purdue|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GophersWBB | @PamBorton|
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.
Freshmen Take on Bigger Role as February Captains
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Gophers Fall 85-69 at Michigan State
Minnesota outrebounded the Spartans but could not overcome the home team's hot shooting in Thursday night's game.
Game Preview: Michigan State
The Golden Gophers and Spartans tip off at 6 p.m. CT in East Lansing on Thursday night.