Jan. 18, 2014
Game Notes - Minnesota at Indiana
THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
The University of Minnesota (12-6, 1-3) women's basketball team is set to play its second of two-straight road games Sunday when it travels to Bloomington, Ind., to face Indiana (14-3, 1-3) at Assembly Hall at 1:00 p.m.
A live stream of the contest will be available on Gopher All-Access and on the Big Ten Digital Network on BTN.com. Fans can listen to the Gopher radio team of Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on KBEM 88.5 FM.
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 12-6 record on the season and a 1-3 Big Ten record, while the Hoosiers boast a 14-3 overall mark and a 1-3 league record.
Thursday will mark the 60th meeting between the Gophers and the Hoosiers, with Minnesota leading the all-time series, 33-26. Minnesota secured a 59-53 win last season at Assembly Hall in its regular-season finale.
Minnesota fell at No. 18/16 Nebraska, 58-55 in overtime Thursday night on the road at Pinnacle Bank Arena. It was the team's second overtime loss of the season with coming on the road.
Minnesota picked up its first Big Ten win of the season Sunday, defeating Northwestern, 94-59, at Williams Arena. It was the first 90-point Big Ten performance for the Gophers since a 90-75 win vs. Purdue on Jan. 19, 2003.
For the second time this season, junior Rachel Banham was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll after averaging 30.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game at Iowa and vs. Northwestern.
Rachel Banham ranks second among active NCAA Division I players with a .861 career free throw percentage. She also ranks fifth in career scoring average, 10th in three-point field goal percentage, 23rd in career points, 27th in field goals, 27th in field goal attempts and 50th in free throws.
Amanda Zahui B. currently ranks fifth on the Gophers' single-season record chart and leads the Big Ten with 53 blocks on the year. She needs 13 more to break the record of 65 blocks in a season held by Janel McCarville and nine more to move into the top-10 on Minnesota's career record chart.
In her past three outings, senior Sari Noga averaged 15.7 points and tallied 13 three-point field goals on .448 shooting from the floor. For her career, nearly 70 percent of all Noga's points have come from beyond the arch.
Pam Borton enters Sunday's road contest just five wins away from reaching 300 victories for her career. She would become the seventh 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 ranks second in the nation with a .433 three-point field goal percentage. Minnesota has connected on 109 of its 252 attempts. Notre Dame leads the NCAA Division I with a .436 three-point field goal percentage.