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Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Tough defense leads Gophers women’s basketball over Nebraska

February 26, 2021
A season-low 63 points allowed helped Minnesota knock off a red-hot Nebraska team.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

No. 9 Maryland overwhelms shorthanded Gophers women’s basketball

February 20, 2021
The nation’s highest-scoring offense topped its season average in a dominant showing to take down the Gophers.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Rutgers’ stifling defense too much for Gophers women’s basketball

February 18, 2021
A truly dominant performance from Rutgers’ talented trio of Diamond Johnson, Arella Guirantes and Tekia Mack was too much for Minnesota to handle.
The Gophers Women's Basketball Team plays their second consecutive Play4Kay game with pink uniforms in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14.  The Gophers beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.

Gophers women’s basketball completes season sweep of Wisconsin

February 15, 2021
Minnesota came out on top of a hard-fought game that saw 32 total fouls and 34 total turnovers.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Gophers women’s basketball limps to finish line over Illinois

February 11, 2021
Twenty points in the second half from Sara Scalia helped Minnesota overcome a disappointing play in the latter period.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Iowa’s fast-paced offense too much for Gophers women’s basketball to overcome

January 31, 2021
The Hawkeyes put on a dominant passing display, recording an assist on 77% of their made field goals.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball survives late comeback in third consecutive win

January 28, 2021
A career-high 30 points from Sara Scalia helped Minnesota notch its third consecutive victory.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s baskeball starts to find rhythm with win over Penn State

January 25, 2021
An all-around performance from the Gophers resulted in their second consecutive Big Ten victory.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball picks up second Big Ten road win at Nebraska

January 19, 2021
Gadiva Hubbard’s 12-point fourth quarter is what ultimately gave Minnesota its second Big Ten win of the season.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

No. 9 Maryland’s hot shooting too much for Gophers to handle

January 14, 2021
The Terrapins' unrelenting offense led to 11-for-25 shooting behind the three point line.
Coach Lindsay Whalen prepares to blow the whistle during Gopher women's basketball's annual exhibition versus the men's scout team on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Williams Arena.

Four star freshman Katie Borowicz set to join Gophers’ women’s basketball early

January 2, 2021
The struggling Gophers will have Borowicz as reinforcement as soon as Sunday.
Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Mershon eligible to join Gophers for rest of 2020-21 season

December 22, 2020
Nebraska-transfer Kayla Mershon is set to join Gophers, after being ruled eligible Tuesday.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball struggles against No. 16 Northwestern

December 15, 2020
Minnesota faced the same issues in its third consecutive loss.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Gophers were defeated by Wisconsin 72-62.

Minnesota can’t overcome mistakes against Michigan State

December 9, 2020
Twenty-three total turnovers led to an 81-68 Gophers defeat.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Women’s basketball face roster uncertainty ahead of season opener

November 30, 2020
Gophers women’s basketball will be missing multiple student-athletes for its season-opening game against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Borowicz, Czinano and Micheaux add to women’s basketball’s 2021 class

November 12, 2020
Head coach Lindsay Whalen continues to build the Gophers program, adding top recruits, including four-star Alanna Micheaux.
Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

October 9, 2020
On Friday, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with the athletics department’s proposal to eliminate men’s indoor track, gymnastics and tennis. The three programs will be discontinued after the 2020-21 school year.
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman fights to hang on to the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers bested the Penn State Nittany Lions 31-26 to remain undefeated.

Rashod Bateman wants to play in 2020

September 18, 2020
Bateman may need clearance from the NCAA to return, but a reinstatement process could be another way for him to play for the Gophers again.
Freshman Gable Steveson at 197 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers’ Gable Steveson set to compete in Beat the Streets

September 17, 2020
The junior heavyweight is reportedly weighing around 260 pounds before he is set to wrestle Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger, an opponent who Steveson holds a 3-0 all-time record against.