|Minnesota (7-3) vs. UMKC (4-5)
|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)|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | UMKC|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | UMKC|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GophersWBB | @PamBorton|
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.
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