|Minnesota (16-11, 5-8 B1G) vs. #22/21 Purdue (19-7, 8-5 B1G)
|Date||Sunday, February 24, 2013|
|Time||12:00 p.m. CT|
|Location||Minneapolis, Minn. / Williams Arena|
|Tickets||MyGopherSports.com - 1 bench seat and $5 concession voucher for $10|
|Series Record||Minnesota trails, 17-40|
|Last Meeting||January 17, 2013 (Purdue, 75-67)|
|Radio||Learfield / 1500 ESPN (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|
Feb. 23, 2013
THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
The University of Minnesota women's basketball team host #22/21 Purdue in its first of two-straight home games at Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 12:00 p.m.
The game will be televised live on ESPN2 with Jim Barbar and Maria Taylor on the call.
Fans can also listen to the contest live on 1500 ESPN or for free through Stetch Internet on Gophersports.com, with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
Minnesota enters the contest with a 16-11 overall record and a 5-8 league mark after defeating Ohio State on the road Thursday for just the second time in program history.
The Boilermakers make the trip to Minneapolis with a 19-7 record on the season and an 8-5 Big Ten record after losing two-straight to Iowa and Indiana.
The Gophers currently sit in eighth in league standings, while Purdue is in a four-way tie for third.
Minnesota and Purdue will be meeting for the 58th time on Sunday, with the Boilermakers holding a 40-17 advantage over the Gophers in the all-time series which dates back to 1978.
Minnesota is 11-17 all-time when welcoming Purdue to Minneapolis, which includes a 5-5 mark at Williams Arena since making the move from the Sports Pavilion in 2002.
Twelve of Minnesota's 16 victories this season have come at the friendly confines of Williams Arena, as the Gophers are 12-4 on their home court.
Minnesota is 0-3 this season vs. ranked opponents and 29-62 all-time vs. top-25 teams.
Rachel Banham needs just 11 points to overtake the No. 14 spot on Minnesota's career scoring register from Angie Iverson, who scored 1,162 points from 1994-98.
Banham has scored in double-figures in 26 of the Gophers' 27 games this season and 59 of her 63 career games played and broke into Minnesota's all-time top-five and is now tied with Carol Ann Shudlick on the career register with 59 games in double-figures.
Banham needs just one more double-figure scoring game to move into a tie for fourth place with Ellen Kramer, who had 60 career games in double-figures.
Banham sits atop Minnesota's single-season record chart with her .902 free throw percentage, while ranking sixth with her 21.2 points per game average.
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