Gophers to Face #22/21 Purdue at Home Sunday

Go Gophers!
Leah Cotton and the Gophers host #22/21 Purdue on Sunday at Williams Arena.

Go Gophers!
Leah Cotton and the Gophers host #22/21 Purdue on Sunday at Williams Arena.
Go Gophers!

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)
Television

ESPN2
       (Play-by-Play: Jim Barbar / Analyst: Maria Taylor)

Radio Learfield / 1500 ESPN (Listen Online)
       (Play-by-Play: Corbu Stathes / Analyst: Lynnette Sjoquist)
Live Stats Click Here
Game Notes Minnesota Get Acrobat Reader | Purdue Get Acrobat Reader
Season Statistics Minnesota | Purdue
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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.