In the matter of two games, Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. has burst onto the national scene and put the Golden Gophers on the brink of an NCAA tournament berth.
Jarrod Uthoff’s pull-up jumper with 3.5 seconds left Tuesday lifted Iowa to a 77-75 victory over Minnesota, sealed when DeAndre Mathieu’s full-court drive for a layup at the buzzer was ruled a split-second late.
Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner’s four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence.
Aaron White scored all of his 18 points in the second half and Josh Oglesby added a season-high 17 points as 14th-ranked Iowa blew past Minnesota 94-73 on Sunday.
It’s not very often that the Gopher football program stares at what could be a season defining game. That’s the case Saturday at home against Iowa, as a 4-0 non-conference record sets the table. In the same situation a year ago, Iowa ran over the Gophers as Mark Weisman dominated. He’s back to run the football for Iowa this season.
Devyn Marble and Aaron White each had 15 points as Iowa shrugged off an early 16-point deficit and rolled past Minnesota 72-51 on Sunday for its third straight win.
Few things have bothered Iowa more over the past two seasons than losing the “Floyd of Rosedale” trophy to Minnesota and then failing to win it back.
The University of Minnesota football team will host Northwestern for the fall 2012 Homecoming game, and the Gophers will take place in Iowa’s Homecoming game, too, in a fight for Floyd of Rosedale.
When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.