Banham Leads Gophers To WNIT Win
MINNEAPOLIS - Junior guard Rachel Banham broke a 29-year old scoring record and in doing so, powered the University of Minnesota women's basketball team to a 62-60 opening round victory over Green Bay in the 2014 Women's National Invitation Tournament.
Minnesota (21-12) moves on to face the winner of SMU-Texas Southern in the second round, with game date, time and location to be determined.
Scoring a game-high 31 points, Banham increased her season-scoring total to 714 points, a new school record. It was the sixth 30-plus point game for the Lakeville, Minn., native this season, and she was joined in double figures by Amanda Zahui B., with 17 points and 14 rebounds. That's her 16th double-double of the season.
Wednesday's game marked the third appearance for the Golden Gophers in the WNIT since 1998, and fifth overall. Since 1998, the Gophers are now 2-2 in WNIT play.