The Minnesota Gopher men opened their Big 10 season this week with a win over Michigan State. The Gopher women could not do the same, losing in East Lansing 66-51. The game was tied 20-all at the half, and the Gophers led as late as 39-38 inside of 10 minutes. But the Spartans scored on 13 of their final 14 possessions, outscoring Minnesota 28-12. The MSU bench outscored the Gophers' 28-4. Rachel Banham led Minnesota with 21 points.
Player and Coach of the Day: Very hard not to #1AAA DeLaSalle vs. #1AAAA Park Center as the Big Game. The Islanders came back from a 38-34 half-time deficit to win going away as Reid Travis scored 26 2nd half points and 36 overall for coach of the day Dave Thorson.