Lindsay Whalen and the Minnesota Lynx are the only team to have clinched a playoff berth, with their home games to be played at the Gophers’ Williams Arena. Whalen is currently out with an injury and underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture on her left hand. She most recently scored eight points with four rebounds and three assists in the Aug. 3 win against the Atlanta Dream, the day she suffered the injury.
Thank you everyone for the kind messages! On the road to recovery! #LosLynx
— Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) August 6, 2017
— mspmag (@mspmag) August 9, 2017
Rachel Banham’s Connecticut Sun is third in league standings. The former Gophers guard most recently notched two points, two assists and a rebound in a victory against the Seattle Storm. Banham also played in the win against the Phoenix Mercury.
All three Gophers are currently in playoff position, as Amanda Zahui B. and the New York Liberty are in fifth place. Zahui B. scored seven points in 10 minutes against the Los Angeles Sparks last Friday, and also played in Tuesday’s win against the Indiana Fever.
— Minnesota WBB (@GopherWBB) August 10, 2017
EA Sports announced that it will include all 12 WNBA teams in the upcoming NBA Live 18 video game.
Friday, Aug. 11
New York Liberty at Atlanta Dream, 6:30 p.m. CT
Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7 p.m. CT (NBATV, FSN Plus)
Saturday, Aug. 12
Connecticut Sun vs. Dallas Wings, 6 p.m. CT
Sunday, Aug. 13
New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 2 p.m. CT (NBATV)
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream, 6 p.m. CT (NBATV)
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm, 9 p.m. CT (NBATV)
Video: Get to Know Irene Garrido Perez
The Granada, Spain, native joined the Gophers after two seasons getting used to the U.S. at Wyoming CC.
Full 2017-18 Women's Basketball Schedule Released
Non-conference highlights include three matchups with ACC teams, while Big Ten play will feature a four-game February homestand.
Video: Watch Us Capture the Treasure
The women's basketball team took one of their workouts outside to follow a map to pirate treasure.