Banham Gets Praise From Kobe Bryant For 60-Point GameUniversity of Minnesota senior Rachel Banham made national headlines on Sunday after scoring 60 points as the Gophers beat Northwestern in double overtime. The Lakeville native heard from her basketball idol on Tuesday, thanks to social media.
Banham Earns Big Ten Honor After Setting Scoring RecordUniversity of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham set a Big Ten single-game record and tied an NCAA record with 60 points in a win at Northwestern Sunday. Banham was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Banham Scores Record 60 Points, Gophers Beat NorthwesternUniversity of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham made history Sunday as the Gophers beat Northwestern 112-106 in double overtime. Banham set a Big Ten scoring record and a school record with 60 points.
Banham Scores 29, Gophers Fall At MichiganSenior Rachel Banham scored 29 points, but it wasn't enough as the University of Minnesota lost at Michigan 92-76 on Sunday in Big Ten play. Banham added nine rebounds and eight assists in the loss.
Bailey Hits Game-Winner, Gopher Women Beat Indiana 78-76Mikayla Bailey hit a late 3-pointer and grabbed a last-second rebound as the University of Minnesota women's basketball team beat Indiana 78-76 on Sunday at Williams Arena.
Gophers' Banham Named To Wooden Award's Top 20University of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham was named Friday to the Midseason Top 20 list for the Wooden Award. The players on the list are considered the front-runners for the award, which goes at the end of the season to the top player in college basketball.
Gopher Women Top Penn State, 98-85The University of Minnesota women's basketball team got big games from Carlie Wagner and Jessie Edwards to beat Penn State, 98-85, on Sunday at Williams Arena.
Gopher Women Suffer First Home Loss, 72-53 To New MexicoThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season on Wednesday, 72-53 to New Mexico. Senior Rachel Banham scored 22 points in the loss.
Gophers' Banham Named Big Ten Player Of The WeekUniversity of Minnesota senior Rachel Banham had a big game to lead the Gopher women's basketball team to a win over Memphis on Saturday. Banham was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week on Monday.
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.
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.
Minnesota Uses Injured Guard Banham For NCAA InspirationMinnesota believes its best player will be helping in the NCAA tournament against DePaul even though she won't be on the floor. Rachel Banham, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against North Dakota in December, a devastating loss that could have sent the Gophers' season into a tailspin. Instead, it became a rallying point as Minnesota (23-9) earned its first tournament berth since 2009.
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.
Shae Kelley Making The Most Of Only Season At MinnesotaThe recruiting standard has been set high by new coach Marlene Stollings and her staff at Minnesota. The one-player class of senior forward Shae Kelley has flourished.
Minnesota To Get Banham Back Next SeasonMinnesota will get guard Rachel Banham back for another year. Banham announced Friday she'll return to the team next season after being awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, essentially a reset of her senior year.