Saturday, January 2, 2010
Gopher Women 72 Iowa Hawkeyes 69 (OT)
The Gophers and Hawkeyes exhibited more passion than skill on Sunday afternoon, as the Minnesota women moved to 2-1 in the Big Ten with a 72-69 overtime win. Iowa led 49-41 at 17:38 of the second half, but then scored on only 9 of their last 40 possessions in regulation and overtime, with 12 turnovers including 3 shot clock violations. The Gopher defense had been absolutely torched the second 10:00 of the first half, but frustrated the Hawkeyes down the stretch. I submitted my full report on this game to my friend Kevin J. Anderson's Web site. Click on Kevin Anderson's Blog to the right of this page.