Banham Breaks Minnesota Scoring Record
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Gophersports.com) -- With a 3-pointer from the top of the key, senior guard Rachel Banham became the all-time leading scorer in Minnesota women's basketball history.
Banham's 29 points in an 81-79 overtime San Juan Shootout loss against Auburn pushed her career total to 2,303. The loss was the Gophers' first of the season, as they are 4-1 leaving Puerto Rico.
Banham passed Lindsay Whalen's program record of 2,285 points, set from 2000 to 2004. She was poised to break the record in 2014-15 before an ACL injury shortened her season after 10 games. Banham returned for a fifth year and broke the record in 117 total games.
Minnesota came back from as many as 15 points behind to send the game to overtime at 71-all. The Gophers took an early lead in the back-and-forth extra period, but a late Auburn 3-pointer helped push the game the Tigers' way.
In her second game as a Gopher, and her first start, Karley Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. She started the game 5-for-5 from the field for 10 points in the first quarter.
Carlie Wagner finished with 15 points.
Banham's record-breaking shot came in the third quarter. The shot gave her 12 points for the game and 2,287 for her career.
Minnesota will again play away from home next week, facing Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium Dec. 3 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Gophers' next home game will be against Towson on Dec. 6.