Gophers Win Shootout With 20th Ranked Northwestern
The game featured 13 lead changes and nine ties. Northwestern erased an 11-point halftime deficit, keeping the game close until the very end.
Shayne Mullaney was the third Minnesota player in double-digits, scoring 14 points in the game and adding four assists. Mikayla Bailey added eight points, and Allina Starr recorded a career high nine rebounds.
Nia Coffey and Maggie Lyon led the Wildcats with 27 and 22 points respectively.
*Minnesota's last win over a ranked opponent was against No. 13/11 Iowa last Feb. 17.
*With her third 30-point game of the year, Banham continued her climb up the NCAA career scoring leaderboard, passing four players and giving her sole possession of 39th among NCAA players all-time. She knocked down six 3-pointers and had four rebounds and four assists.
*Allina Starr grabbed a career high nine rebounds in the win.
*This was the sixth time this season the Gophers scored over 90 points, and the third time this season they have done that in Big Ten play.
The Gophers will hit the road for a border battle against Wisconsin in Madison Saturday, at 11 a.m. on BTN.