Gophers Win Matinee Contest in Women’s Hoops
Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports.com) - Jessie Edwards scored a career-high 29 points, including important baskets down the stretch, as the University of Minnesota women's basketball team beat Belmont 75-74 in Minneapolis. The Gophers (8-4) notched their third victory against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams in the non-conference season.
Edwards scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including a 5-for-5 performance at the free throw line late in the game. Her last two free throws put the Gophers up three with seven seconds to go. Belmont's 3-point attempt missed, and the Bruins (6-5) settled for a put-back.
Edwards shot 11-of-15 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line on the game. Her previous career was 22 points. Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell each scored 16 points, and Joanna Hedstrom pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds.