Three former Golden Gophers began their WNBA seasons during the past week.
— Marlene (@Stollings) May 13, 2017
Lindsay Whalen helped the hometown Minnesota Lynx to a 2-0 start. The starting point guard tallied eight points and five assists in the opener against the Chicago Sky, then 12 points and five assists at the New York Liberty.
It's a 👌 for Lindsay Whalen! pic.twitter.com/HPU5uYI3i1
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) May 14, 2017
Amanda Zahui B. took on a fellow Gopher when the Lynx visited Madison Square Garden. She had notched four points and two rebounds in the opener against the San Antonio Stars before also seeing action against the Lynx.
— MSG (@TheGarden) May 13, 2017
Rachel Banham, the Gophers’ most recent addition to the WNBA ranks, returned to the court for the first time since early last season. She underwent knee surgery during the 2016 season, then decided against playing overseas in order to focus on recovering for training camp. Banham played in the Connecticut Sun’s game against the Atlanta Dream last weekend.
It's been almost a year since I could say... GAME DAY!!! #WNBATipOff2017 🏀⛹🏽♀️💪🏼
Business trip. 💼✈️ pic.twitter.com/sVAuQSPvK8
— ConnecticutSun (@ConnecticutSun) May 18, 2017
Connecticut Sun at Indiana Fever, 6 p.m. CT
Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings, 7 p.m. CT (FSN)
Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury, 9 p.m. CT
Bell Named Co-B1G Player of the Week
1/22/2018 - W. Basketball
After helping Minnesota to a 2-0 week, junior guard Kenisha Bell has been named the Big Ten co-Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
Gophers Knock Off No. 20 Iowa, 77-72
1/21/2018 - W. Basketball
Bell breaks 20 points and hits her fourth double-double of the season in Sunday game.
Game Preview: Gophers vs. Iowa
1/20/2018 - W. Basketball
Minnesota wraps up a two-game homestand Sunday afternoon as it hosts No. 20/20 Iowa at 3 p.m.