Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports.com) -- The University of Minnesota (10-5, 2-2 Big Ten) women’s basketball team cut an 18-point deficit to five points before falling 93-86 against Michigan (10-5, 2-2 Big Ten). Carlie Wagner led the Gophers with 24 points, while Shayne Mullaney scored 22 and Rachel Banham had 21.

Carlie Wagner

Banham also led the Gophers with seven assists. Mullaney shot 10-for-13 from the floor and had five assists.Allina Starr tallied a team-high seven rebounds.

Minnesota outscored Michigan in the second and third quarters, and tied in the fourth, but the Wolverines had gone up by 15 on hot shooting in the first. For the game, Gophers shot 46.1 percent, and Michigan shot 47.8 percent.

Michigan won the battle on the glass 46-34, the first time during Big Ten season the Gophers have been outrebounded. Jillian Dunston had a game-high 15. Katelynn Flaherty scored 33 points for the Wolverines

Minnesota will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, for a game against Purdue Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.