|Minnesota (6-3) vs. Denver (3-3)
|Date||Wednesday, December 5, 2012|
|Time||7:00 p.m. CT|
|Location||Minneapolis, Minn. / Williams Arena (14,625)|
|Series Record||Minnesota trails, 0-2|
|Last Meeting||December 14, 2011 (Denver, 72-63)|
|Television / Internet||Gopher All-Access (Nick Walsh, Matt Nelson)|
|Radio||Learfield/KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM (Listen Online)|
|(Play-by-Play: Corbu Stathes / Analyst: Lynnette Sjoquist)|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | Denver|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Denver|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GophersWBB | @PamBorton|
THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
The University of Minnesota women's basketball team begins a season-long five game homestand Wednesday when it hosts Denver in a 7:00 p.m. matchup at Williams Arena.
A live video stream of the contest will be available on Gopher All-Access, as well at BTN.com.
Fans can also listen to the game against the Pioneers live on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM, with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
The Golden Gophers are 6-3 on the season following back-to-back losses to Virginia, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and No. 20/20 Kansas, in their lone non-conference road game.
Two of those losses have come away from the friendly confines of Williams Arena, with the Gophers holding a 4-1 record on their home court this season.
Denver enters Wednesday's contest with an even 3-3 record on the season.
After starting off the year 0-3, the Pioneers have won three-straight contests vs. UC Irvine, Northern Colorado and Oregon.
Minnesota trails the Pioneers, 0-2, in the all-time series, which dates back to November 25, 2000.
Wednesday's matchup will be the first between the two squads in Minneapolis.
Since Pam Borton's arrival at Minnesota, the Gophers are 59-10 in non-conference, regular-season home games.
During that time, the Gophers have never lost more than two games in a season to non-conference foes in Minneapolis.
Rachel Banham needs only 247 more points to become the 21st Gopher in program history to notch 1,000 career points.
With the guard averaging 19.2 points per game, she could possibly reach the milestone in Minnesota's Big Ten matchup vs. Michigan on Jan. 31 at Williams Arena.
Banham currently paces Minnesota in scoring with her 19.2 points per game average, while also boasting team-highs with 38 assists and 23 steals.
In Minnesota's contest at No. 20/20 Kansas, senior Katie Loberg tallied five blocks in a single game for the first time since Nov. 19, 1995.
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