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2008-09 season review Game 18 Minnesota Michigan

52 46

Game 19 Purdue Minnesota

56 43

Game 20 Minnesota Northwestern

43 40

Game 21 Minnesota Michigan State

60 44

January 18, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 7,221

January 22, 2009 • Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, Ind. • Attendance: 8,384

January 25, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 7,445

February 2, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,528

Recap: Minnesota held Michigan to just four points in the last five minutes of the game to pull out a 52-46 victory at Williams Arena on Jan. 18. The Gophers improve to 13-5 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten play. Minnesota missed their first five shot attempts and committed three turnovers in the first four minutes of the contest. On the Gophers’ fifth miss, Zoe Harper grabbed the rebound and found Ellis-Milan open for a lay-in. Somehow it is once again fitting the Gophers used an offensive rebound to get started. Minnesota would collect its second straight shutout of its opponents on the glass, earning a 17-0 victory of second chance points. Michigan (9-9, 2-5) grabbed a 6-0 lead early on a pair of three-point field goals and overcame the Gophers’ advantage on the boards by simply hitting shots. The Wolverines hit 50 percent in the first half and 54.5 percent (6-11) in the opening 20 minutes. While the Gophers struggled, Michigan built as big a lead as 12 points (23-11) on a Stephany Skrba basket with 5:10 in the first half. Emily Fox scored two buckets on back-to-back possessions to ignite a 7-0 run as the Gophers offense showed signs of life as the first half closed. Veronica Hicks, who led Michigan with 15 points, doused the Gophers’ rally with a three-pointer, the Wolverines’ sixth of the half, and gave Michigan a 28-20 lead at intermission. Minnesota continued to chip away at the Wolverine lead in the second half and finally pulled even at 37-37 with 9:07 to play on a sweet high-low pass from Jackie Voigt to Ellis-Milan, who banked the shot home. The teams exchanged baskets and the lead four times before Voigt and Ellis-Milan hooked up once again to give the Gophers the lead for good at 4342 with 5:20 remaining. Ellis-Milan’s basket was two of six points she would score in an 8-0 run over the next four minutes. Minnesota owned a 49-42 lead with 1:28 left to play. Hicks scored two baskets late for the Wolverines, but Michigan was unable to get closer than five points the rest of the way. After going 611 in the first half from behind the arc, Michigan was just 2-of-14 in the second.

Recap: Minnesota ran into a hot-shooting Purdue team in the second half of the Big Ten contest at Mackey Arena, dropping a 56-43 decision to the Boilermakers. Minnesota had a golden opportunity to take the lead into the half but Kiara Buford over-shot a wide-open break-away layup. It could be taken as a sign of things to come as the Gophers shooting carried their offensive struggles into the second half. Purdue (13-6, 6-2) extended its 25-24 halftime to 42-31 in the first eight minutes of the second half. The Boilermakers found their rhythm in transition, running the court well and finding some layups hitting eight of their first 11 shots open a double-digit lead. The Gophers, who had turned the ball over only four times in the first half to help overcome 32 percent shooting (8-25) contributed to the Purdue run with five turnovers while making just three of eight shots from the field in the decisive stretch. Minnesota was unable to mount a solid rally. Fox scored on an under-hand lay-up with 1:57 remaining to bring the Gophers to within 5140.After a timeout, the Gophers’ defense was unable to come up with the big stop. A Brianna Mastey foul sent Jodi Howell to the free throw line and she hit both. Buford hit a long three at the 1:11 mark to bring Minnesota to within 10 points at 53-43. The trey was the second of the half for the Gophers after making five in the first period. Minnesota was forced to foul, but they only had three team fouls so precious seconds ran off as the Gophers fouled to get the Boilers to the line. Purdue fouled Lauren Mioton, who missed the first shot of the bonus. All-American Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton pulled down the rebound. The Boilers were able to control the boards by a 35-22 margin. After scoring 32 points on offensive rebounds in their last two wins, Minnesota was limited to just three offensive rebounds. Ashley EllisMilan, the Gophers’ top rebounder, pulled down just three boards in the game.

Recap: Ashley Ellis-Milan hit a right-handed lay-in with a minute left and Jackie Voigt netted two clutch free throws late as Minnesota held off Northwestern for a 43-40 win. Yes, the score is correct – 43-40. One has to go all the way the early days of women’s collegiate basketball, back to the 1973-74 season to find a game where Minnesota won scoring less points (3837 over Minnesota-Duluth on Feb . 4, 1974. Northwestern’s Amy Jaeschke hit a fade-away jumper from the left wing with 2:14 remaining to close the Wildcats to within a point at 39-38. The Wildcats got the ball back on a Fox missed threepointer. Northwestern looked to Jaeschke once again and the Gopher defense swarmed to the 6-5 center. Jaeschke found guard Brittany Orban underneath the basket for an easy bucket giving the Wildcats a 40-39 lead. Orban led Northwestern with 13 points. Despite having a rough game on offense, the Gophers looked into the post for Ellis-Milan. EllisMilan took an Ohm pass and spun across the lane banking home a right-handed lay-in. Minnesota regained the lead at 41-40 with 1:03 remaining. The Gopher defense pressured the Wildcats into settling for a long three-point attempt by Erin Dickerson and the reboundS was snagged by EllisMilan, the first of her three big rebounds in the final 45 seconds. The Gophers looked to work time off the clock and Fox took a jumper with 15 seconds on the game clock. The shot bounced off the rim and Ellis-Milan grabbed the rebound. Forced to foul, Northwestern decided to put rookie Voigt on the line. The Gopher rookie, who has started every game this season, calmly toed the line and swished both free throws to give Minnesota a 43-40 lead with 13 second left. The Wildcats had three shots at the basket, only one from three-point range, before Ellis-Milan sealed the game with a defensive rebound as time expired.

Recap: Gopher freshman Kiara Buford hit a trio of huge second-half three-point field goals and credit the Minnesota defense with a masterful performance as Minnesota scored a 60-44 victory over Michigan State. Buford finished with 16 points,11 of them coming in the second half, and a career-best four threepoint field goals. Ashley Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 17 points, but her defense was even more impactful. Ellis-Milan teamed with Zoe Harper to hold Michigan State standout Allyssa DeHaan to just two points and a 0-9 shooting night. The Gophers broke out of a 44-44 tie to outscore Michigan State 16-0 in the last 7:30 of the game. The Spartans went an ice-cold 0-10 from the floor and turned the ball over six times. Meanwhile, Buford canned three arching trifectas to give the ailing Gopher offense the boost it was looking for. Buford’s triple at the 6:21 mark gave Minnesota a 47-44 lead and her next trey at the 5:55 mark solidified the momentum in the Gophers’ favor. Minnesota’s defense challenged the Spartans with tight pressure and forced 25 turnovers in the game. The Gophers took advantage of the Spartan miscues to tally a difference-making 20 points off turnovers. Michigan State on the other hand, scored just two points off of Minnesota’s 15 points. After shooting a woeful 18.5 percent (5-27) in the first half, perhaps the biggest shot all night came from senior Emily Fox, who opened the second half with a three-pointer from the top of the key. Minnesota then added back-to-back three-point plays, from Brittany McCoy and Ellis-Milan to erase the halftime deficit. The first half was one of two runs, one by each team. The Gophers used a 13-9 and a 9-for-9 performance from the free throw line to take an 18-9 lead with 10:01 to play. The Spartans owned the rest of the half, outscoring Minnesota by a 20-3 margin to take a 29-21 lead at halftime.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 37 5-7 26 2-5 37 4-11 25 1-7 24 3-9 6 0-1 17 1-1 28 2-5

FT-A 9-10 0-0 2-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 9 4 4 2 3 0 4 1 5 200 18-46 12-15 32

A Pt 0 19 3 4 3 10 0 4 0 9 1 0 1 2 1 4

Michigan Skrba, F Benson, F Queen, F Hicks, G Minnfeld, G Phillips Boylan TEAM Totals

Min 29 33 33 35 34 18 17

A Pt 0 4 2 10 4 4 2 15 1 6 3 2 0 5

FG-A 2-3 4-9 2-7 6-13 2-7 1-2 2-4

FT-A 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 19-45

0-0

R 6 1 1 4 4 3 2 3 24

9 52

12 46

Halftime: Michigan 28, Minnesota 20 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-14 (Ohm 3-7, Voigt 0-1, Fox 0-3, McCoy 1-1, Buford 0-2); Michigan: 8-25 (Benson 2-7, Queen 0-3, Hicks 3-8, Minnfeld 2-4, Boylan 1-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 16, Michigan 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 10, Michigan 12 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals Purdue Howell, G Mioton, G Campbell, C Freeman, F Wisdom-Hylton, F Rayburn Jones Poston Bogdanova Guyton TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 40 3-11 28 2-5 33 6-8 22 1-6 25 1-4 1 0-1 12 0-2 25 3-10 14 0-3

FT-A 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 16-50

4-6

Min 25 38 28 34 36 17 3 3 14 2

FT-A 2-2 0-1 4-4 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FG-A 5-8 2-3 4-7 6-11 5-8 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-6 0-0

200 23-46

R 3 5 4 1 4 1 0 2 0 2 22

R 5 1 9 4 8 4 0 0 1 1 2 7-10 35

A Pt 1 9 0 6 6 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 12 43 A 1 3 1 9 3 0 0 0 1 0

Pt 10 6 12 12 11 2 0 0 0 0

18 56

Halftime: Purdue 25, Minnesota 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-15 (Fox 2-2, McCoy 1-1, Ohm 1-4, Voigt 1-4, Buford 2-4); Purdue: 3-12 (Howell 1-4, Mioton 2-3, Rayburn 0-1, Bogdanova (0-4) Turnovers: Minnesota 12, Purdue 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 14, Purdue 7 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Fox (M)

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals Northwestern Orban, F Cartwright, F Jaeschke, A, C Eckhart, G Mocchi, G Jaeschke, E. Reed Dickerson Boyd TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 32 5-15 38 2-5 36 5-10 25 1-2 31 2-10 3 0-1 10 1-4 23 0-5 2 0-0 200 16-52

R 9 9 1 2 4 0 0 4 0 3 9-13 32

11 43

Min 28 27 39 36 19 17 16 15 3

FT-A 4-4 4-4 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0

A Pt 0 13 0 8 3 8 1 2 4 0 0 4 1 5 2 0 1 0

FG-A 4-9 2-13 3-8 1-3 0-3 2-5 1-2 0-2 0-1

FT-A 3-5 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 7 6 6 4 4 4 3 0 1 7 200 13-47 13-17 42

A Pt 2 13 2 8 3 10 3 2 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

12 40

Halftime: Minnesota 24, Northwestern 21 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 2-20 (Ohm 2-10, Voigt 0-2, Fox 0-2, Sylva 0-1, Buford 0-5); Northwestern: 1-13 (Orban 1-3, Cartwright 0-3, A. Jaeschke 0-2, Mocchi 0-2, Reed 0-1, Dickerson 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, Northwestern 19 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Northwestern 17 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey Dockery TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 30 4-8 29 2-7 29 2-15 36 2-3 12 0-5 15 1-4 20 1-3 27 5-7 1 0-0 1 0-0

FT-A 9-10 0-2 5-6 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

R 4 9 3 6 0 2 7 1 0 0 3 200 17-52 20-28 35

Michigan State Min FG-A FT-A Jefferson, F 21 1-10 3-4 Schiffauer, F 13 0-1 0-0 DeHaan, C 28 0-9 2-2 Thomas, G 40 4-4 0-0 Johnson, L., G 33 4-7 4-6 Aitch 17 3-7 4-4 Keane 31 2-9 0-0 Washington 14 0-2 2-2 Johnson, M. 3 0-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 200 14-50 15-18

R 3 2 8 3 9 1 2 2 1 11 42

A 1 1 3 5 1 0 2 0 0 0

Pt 17 4 10 9 0 2 2 16 0 0

13 60 A Pt 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 9 1 12 1 10 1 4 1 2 0 0 7 44

Halftime: Michigan State 29, Minnesota 21 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 6-19 (Ohm 0-4, Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-7, McCoy 1-1, Buford 4-6); Michigan State: 1-11 (Jefferson 0-2, Thomas 1-1, L. Johnson 0-2, Keane 0-5, Washington 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, Michigan State 25 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 19, Michigan State 21 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

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2009-10 Minnesota Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team

2009-10 Minnesota Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team