Gopher Women Unbeaten, Top Incarnate Word 75-39Destiny Pitts scored 15 points and No. 14 Minnesota stayed unbeaten, topping Incarnate Word 75-39 Wednesday. Pitts made five 3-pointers, Annalese Lamke added 13 points and Mercedes Staples had 11 for the Gophers (8-0). Angelica Wiggins, sister of Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins, scored 13 for Incarnate Word (0-9).
Bello, No. 25 Minnesota Women Rally, Beat San Diego 53-48Taiye Bello had 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and a career-high 18 rebounds to help No. 25 Minnesota beat San Diego 53-48 on Saturday night. Kenisha Bell added 21 points but made just 6 of 23 from the field and 9 of 17 from the free throw line. Jasmine Brunson scored all of her eight points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota (3-0).
Lindsay Whalen's Gophers Trounce New Hampshire 70-49 In Her Coaching DebutLindsay Whalen will take the court with her new team in the opener against New Hampshire, one of the most-anticipated debuts in women's college basketball this year. Three months after announcing her retirement from the WNBA, Whalen has begun her full-time focus on the program she once helped build.
Carlie Wagner Goes From Small-Town Star To Lynx Training CampWe first became aware of Carlie Wagner when she was leading her New Richland Heartland Geneva High School team.
Ohio State Women Top Minnesota 88-76Kelsey Mitchell scored 25 points, Shayla Cooper added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting and No. 15 Ohio State held off Minnesota 88-76 on Thursday night.
Ohio State Opens Big 10 With 87-62 Win Over MinnesotaKelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and had six assists to lead No. 14 Ohio State to an 87-62 win over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener on Wednesday night.
Gophers' Banham Drafted To Connecticut SunThe Minnesota Gophers all-time leading scorer was selected fourth in Thursday night's WNBA draft. Rachel Banham is going to the Connecticut Sun, and she did so about four-spots higher than expected.
Minnesota Women To Face 14th-Ranked DukeThe Minnesota women's basketball team has a tough test in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Gophers play on the road against 14th-ranked Duke. The game is Thursday, the first for the Gophers since senior guard Rachel Banham became the program's all-time leading scorer.
Zahui B. And Loyd Shake Up WNBA DraftHolding the first and third pick in the WNBA draft, the Seattle Storm have been preparing their draft boards for the past few months. All that preparation got scrapped last week when Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd and Minnesota redshirt sophomore Amanda Zahui B. decided to turn pro.
Amanda Zahui B Happy To Go Her Own Way, Enter WNBA DraftLeaving school early for the pros is no big deal for the men at Kentucky or Duke. It's far more unique on the women's side, and that's one of the reasons Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. wore a big smile on her face as she explained her decision Tuesday.
Minnesota's Amanda Zahui B Declares For WNBA DraftThe University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. will forego her final two seasons with the Gophers and declare the WNBA Draft.
Kelley Leads Gophers Women Past Wisconsin, 93-82Shae Kelley scored a career-high 33 points Wednesday night and added 14 rebounds to lead the Gophers women's basketball team to a 93-82 win over Wisconsin at Williams Arena.