July 30, 2012
Former Minnesota star Lindsay Whalen and the U.S. women's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Group A preliminaries at the London 2012 Olympics Monday night after easily defeating Angola, 90-38, at the Olympic Basketball Arena.
Whalen once again contributed nine points in USA's winning effort, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and a flawless 1-for-1 from the free throw line. The guard also dished out four assists and a steal in 21 minutes on the floor.
USA held Angola to less than 10 points in both the second and fourth quarters, while not allowing more than 12 points to their opponent in any quarter.
The squad will return to the court Wednesday vs. Turkey, with the contest set to get underway at 4:15 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on NBC Sports Network.
Five Gophers Reach Double-Digits in Win
Minnesota had five players score more than 10 points for the fifth time this season in a 110-73 win over Nebraska
Game Preview: Gophers vs. Nebraska
Minnesota has won six of its last seven games, and will look to continue the trend Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Three Gophers Named Academic All-District
Mullaney, Hedstrom and Wagner received recognition for their performance in the classroom and on the court.