Minnesota has the sixth seed for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament, and the Gophers will bring two of the conference’s biggest stars to the event. The Gophers finished 8-8 in Big Ten play and 19-11 overall. They’ll play 11th seed Wisconsin in Indianapolis in the opening round Thursday night.
Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points, and No. 21 Wisconsin regained some of its frontcourt swagger in a 78-70 win Thursday night over Minnesota.
Minnesota shooting guard Andre Hollins has injured his left ankle, forcing him out of the game against ninth-ranked Wisconsin just 16 seconds in.
Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”
In the midst of their longest winning streak in two seasons, defensive lineman Beau Allen and linebacker Chris Borland admit there hasn’t been one moment that has defined the recent dominance of the Badgers’ senior-laden defense. Basically all it took was a little time for all the pieces to come together.
Wisconsin is surging out of the WCHA. One more win would send the Badgers to the tournament they truly want to win.
Minnesota scored three times on the power play to beat Wisconsin 3-2 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Gopher coach Tubby Smith celebrates with his team after their win against the Badgers.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas.
James White raced 15 times through Minnesota’s defense for 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns, carrying Wisconsin to a 38-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the ninth straight time the Badgers have beaten the Gophers to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe.
Minnesota freshman quarterback Philip Nelson has made his college debut at Wisconsin.
Just three weeks ago, Minnesota looked like it would be more than ready to challenge Wisconsin.
When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.
Chip Kelly expected the avalanche of offense produced by Oregon and Wisconsin in the 98th Rose Bowl, knowing his Ducks would need the late breaks that always eluded them in their BCS bowl losses the past two years.
One night after losing its first game as the top-ranked team in the nation, Minnesota routed Wisconsin 4-1 on Saturday to earn a split in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.