The Minnesota Gopher women put a whuppin' of Biblican proportions on the Indiana Hoosiers Monday afternoon at Williams Arena. The biggest lead was 44 points at 68-24 at 13:13 of the 2nd half, and the final was 84-43.
From 7-6 at 14:11, the Gophers ripped off 18 straight points to lead 25-6 at 9:20. Rachel Banham hit her 2nd, 3rd and 4th of 4 straight 3s to start the run, and Katie Loberg and Leah Cotton each scored twice. Minnesota started out shooting 2-of-10, then went 8-of-14 during the big run, followed by 6-of-10 for the rest of the 1st half. The score at the half was 48-17 as Banham already had 15 points and 8 boards, while Kiara Buford had 10 points and 4 assists.
By game's end, the Gophers were shooting 44 percent, including 64 percent for 3s, 40 percent for 2s, and 70 percent for 1s. Indiana finished at 24 percent, including 14 percent for 3s, 27 percent for 2s, and 46 percent from the FT line. Minnesota led in points off turnovers 16-2, and points in the paint 36-18. Indiana led in 2nd chance points 13-7, though the Gophers had more offensive boards, 21-17. When Minnesota missed a shot, the Hoosiers got 22 of those rebounds, the Gophers 21. Rurnovers were 15 for Indiana and just 12 for Minnesota.
Coach Pam Borton's rotation looked like this.
C- Loberg 27 Dvorak 13
PF- Voigt 24 Kellogg 15 Clay 1
SF-Buford 13 B. Mastey 25 N. Mastey 2
PF- Banham 35 Cotton 3
OG- Cotton 24 Buford 16
Sari Noga, as you may know, is out with an ankle sprain.
Up next is a game at Northwestern on Thursday, and the next time I think about it it's too late. Then Purdue at home a week after their loss on the own floor.
Player of the Day
Rachel Banham, Minnesota Gopher women, 19 points, 11 boards
Coach of the Day
Pam Borton, Minnesota Gopher women