Gophers Welcome UMKC to Williams Arena Friday

Go Gophers!
Micaëlla Riché and the Gophers host UMKC on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Go Gophers!
Micaëlla Riché and the Gophers host UMKC on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Go Gophers!

Minnesota (7-3) vs. UMKC (4-5)
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Date Friday, December 7, 2012
Time 7:00 p.m. CT
Location Minneapolis, Minn. / Williams Arena (14,625)
Series Record Minnesota leads, 2-0
Last Meeting December 7, 2003 (Minnesota, 79-53)
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)
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Season Statistics Minnesota | UMKC
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THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
• The University of Minnesota women's basketball team continues its season-long five game homestand Friday when it hosts UMKC 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 as BTN.com.
• Fans can also listen to the game against the Kangaroos live on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM, with Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on the call.
• The Golden Gophers are 7-3 on the season following their 74-51 victory vs. Denver on Wednesday night at Williams Arena.  
• Two of Minnesota's losses this season have come away from the friendly confines of Williams Arena, with the Gophers holding a 5-1 record on their home court in 2012-13.  
• UMKC enters Friday's contest with a 4-5 record on the season following a 1-1 showing at the Air Force Classic last week.
• The Kangaroos have won two of their last three game, which includes victories vs. Air Force and LIU Brooklyn.  
• Minnesota leads UMKC, 2-0, in the all-time series, which dates back to December 13, 2002.
• Wednesday's matchup will be the second between the two squads in Minneapolis, with the Gophers    winning the first, 88-53, on Dec. 13, 2002.
• Since Pam Borton's arrival at Minnesota, the Gophers are 60-10 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 226 more points to become the 21st Gopher in program history to notch 1,000 career points.
• With the guard averaging 19.4 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 19.4 points per game average, while also boasting team-highs with 45 assists and 27 steals.