Gophers women come back to beat Michigan

Lucas Middendorf

The last three Minnesota women’s basketball games leading up to Sunday’s affair with Michigan displayed two very different Gophers teams.


In those three games Minnesota picked up wins against the top two teams in the Big Ten, with a loss in the middle to an average Iowa squad.


The first half of Sunday’s game against Michigan displayed the Gophers team which lost to Iowa, but the better Gophers squad returned for a second half comeback to lead Minnesota to a 52-46 victory in front of 7,221 fans in Williams Arena.


It was junior forward Ashley Ellis-Milan who took over down-low in the second half for Minnesota, scoring 15 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, along with a game-high nine rebounds.