Dec. 19, 2013
Game Notes - Subway Classic
THE OPENING TIP - QUICK NOTES
The Minnesota (9-2) women's basketball team continues its six-game homestand when it welcomes UCLA (4-5) and Auburn (8-3) to Williams Arena for the Subway Classic Dec. 20-22. The Gophers will take on the Bruins Friday at 12:00 p.m. and the Tigers Sunday at 2:00 p.m. UCLA and Auburn will play a neutral game Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Fans can watch a live stream of Minnesota's contests on Gopher All-Access, can listen to Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM and can follow live stats for all games on Gophersports.com via gametracker. Live updates will also be available on twitter - @GophersWBB.
Minnesota enters the Subway Classic having won six-straight home games.
The Gophers are 9-2 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
The all-time series between Minnesota and UCLA is tied, 1-1, while the Gophers trail Auburn, 0-1, in their all-time series.
Head coach Pam Borton is just eights wins away from securing her 300th career victory.
Rachel Banham enters the weekend needing just 35 points to reach the 1,500 career-points milestone.
Amanda Zahui B. was named the Big Ten Women's Basketball Player and Freshman of the Week for the second time this season on Dec. 9 after leading Minnesota to a win over North Dakota with 25 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the year.
As a team, Minnesota leads the NCAA Division I this week with a .451 three-point field goal percentage and ranks 11th in overall field goal percentage with a .480 clip. The Gophers rank in the top-100 in 11 additional categories.
Individually, Rachel Banham leads the nation with a .588 three-point field goal percentage, while Amanda Zahui B. is tied for 1st nationally with her triple-double. Zahui also ranks 15th in blocks per game, 19th in rebounds per game, 26th in double-doubles and 73rd in field goal percentage. Banham ranks in at 20th in points per game, 28th in three-point field goals per game, 76th in field goal percentage and 89th in free throw percentage.