MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota women’s basketball team has finished with a losing record and out of postseason tournament contention for the second straight year.

The Gophers lost to Northwestern Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, dropping their record to 12-18. Senior guard China Antoine had 18 points in her final game for the Gophers. Forward Kristen Dockery is the only other senior on the team.

The Gophers went 13-17 last season. In nine seasons under coach Pam Borton, they’ve missed the NCAA tournament only three times, with two of those in the last two years.

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Comments (3)
  1. Ugh says:

    Of course for the first few years she played with players she inherited from the previous coach. Doesn’t say much for her recruiting.

    1. Ralph says:

      9 years as head coach, The last 6-7 years would be all Pam Borton recruits. Oldfield only coached one year, winning with players recruited by Cheryl Littlejohn. That Borton got them to the final four should indicate she can coach. That she continued to win would indicate that she could recruit a little bit. That players who were stars in high school did not progress farther only indicates it can be tough to project. Not to pick on them but for example Katie Ohm and Ashley Ellis Milan were as big of names in this state in high school but did not develop into stars in college.

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