Nov. 22, 2012
|Minnesota (4-1) vs. James Madison (2-2) - CANCUN CHALLENGE
|Tournament Info||Cancun Challenge|
|Date||Friday, November 23, 2012|
|Time||2:30 p.m. CT|
|Location||Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort (1,000)|
|Series Record||Minnesota trails, 0-2|
|Television / Internet||Gopher All-Access|
|Radio||Learfield/KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM (Listen Online)|
|(Play-by-Play: Corbu Stathes / Analyst: Lynnette Sjoquist)|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | James Madison|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | James Madison|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GophersWBB | @PamBorton|
• The Minnesota women's basketball team will take on James Madison in its second game of the Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico, on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
• Live video of both game will be available on Gophersports.com via Gopher All-Access, while live stats will also be available for each contest.
• Fans can also listen to both games live on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM, with Corbu Stathes providing play-by-play and Lynnette Sjoquist serving as the analyst.
• Minnesota trails James Madison in the all-time series, 0-2.
• The last time the two teams met was on Dec. 1, 1996, with the Dukes winning 64-56 in Minneapolis during the Dial Classic.
• The Gophers had their eight-game win streak come to a close Thursday, as they dropped their first game of the season to Richmond, 58-46, in their first game of the Cancun Challenge.
• Rachel Banham and Micaëlla Riché led Minnesota offensively with 12 points apiece.
• Banham scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half, while Riché scored 11 of her 12 points in the second half.
• Riché also paced the Gophers with eight rebounds, seven of which came in the second half.
• JMU defeated UW-Green Bay, 89-86, in overtime Thursday night in their first game of the Cancun Challenge.
• Tarik Hislop led all players with 32 points, while three addition Dukes scored in double figures.
• The Cancun Challenge enters its eighth year and has become one of the most popular destination preseason tournaments for women’s teams.
• The official tournament webiste is cancunchallenge.net. It has all of the latest news and information regarding the Cancun Challenge. Fans can also follow the Cancun Challenge on Facebook (facebook.com/TCSCancunChallenge) and Twitter (@CancunChallenge) for updates and for prize giveaways during the event
• The Gophers will close out the Cancun Challenge vs. Missouri Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Palma Kaposi Signs with Gophers
The forward from Hungary will have three years of eligibility starting in 2016-17.
Banham Named B1G Athlete of the Year
The senior guard was chosen from nominees representing all 14 conference schools.
Mable, Banham NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees
Minnesota's two nominees will be in consideration for the award's 26th presentation since its inception.