Banham Sets Scoring Record, Gophers Fall To AuburnSenior guard Rachel Banham scored 29 points to become the new all-time leading scorer Saturday, but the University of Minnesota women's basketball team lost to Auburn 81-79 in overtime at the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.
Gopher Women's Basketball Releases 2015-16 Non-Conference ScheduleUniversity of Minnesota women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings released the team's 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The schedule is highlighted by the Gophers playing in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving weekend and a road match-up at Duke On Dec. 3.
Gophers Promote Nikita Lowry Dawkins To Associate Head CoachUniversity of Minnesota women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings announced Tuesday that Nikita Lowry Dawkins was promoted to be the team's associate head coach. Dawkins, a 24-year coaching veteran, was an assistant under Stollings for the Gophers last year and has coached with her since 2010.
Gail Striegler Added To Gopher Women's Basketball StaffUniversity of Minnesota women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings announced Monday the addition of Gail Striegler to the Gophers coaching staff. Striegler is a 25-year coaching veteran who most recently was the head coach for seven years at Long Island University in Brooklyn.
Gopher Women's Hoops Gets Duke In ACC/Big Ten ChallengeThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team will travel to North Carolina and face Duke this year for its game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The league announced the match-ups Wednesday.
Gophers Zahui B. Taken By Tulsa In WNBA DraftAfter a historic sophomore season with the University of Minnesota women's basketball team, Amanda Zahui B. is headed to the WNBA. Zahui was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.
Gophers Women Sign Pair Of Junior College TransfersThe Minnesota women's basketball team has added two junior college players, to help fill the void left by star Amanda Zahui B's early departure for the WNBA. Gophers coach Marlene Stollings announced Thursday the signing of forward Kynadi Johnson and center Karley Barnes to national letters of intent.
Good Question: Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down The Net?Every year, March Madness ends with the new national champions cutting down the nets -- we saw Wisconsin/Duke players do that Monday night. Believe it or not, there is a coach and a team that are credited with starting the tradition that's spread to all levels of college basketball.
Gophers' Zahui B. Named AP First Team All-AmericanUniversity of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Zahui is the first player in the history of the Gopher program to be named a First Team All-American.
Zahui B. Named Finalist For Wade TrophyUniversity of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy on Thursday. The award goes annually to the most outstanding Division I women's basketball player in the country.
Zahui B. Named Finalist For Naismith TrophyUniversity of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy on Friday. The award goes to the top player in women's college basketball.
Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA TourneyThe Gopher women's basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.