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
Whalen, Lynx Start Finals at Williams on Sunday
The former Golden Gophers point guard came up big for Minnesota in the WNBA semifinals.
Video: Bring It On
The Gophers are back in school and back in practice getting ready for November.
Gophers' BTN Schedule Announced
Minnesota will have at least five games televised during the 2017-18 season.