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2008-09 season review Game 25 Minnesota Michigan

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Game 26 Ohio State Minnesota

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Game 27 Northwestern Minnesota

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Game 28 Minnesota

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Michigan State

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February 15, 2009 • Crisler Arena • Ann Arbor, Mich.• Attendance: 2,880

February 19, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,012

February 23, 2009 • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.• Attendance: 784

Recap: Brittany McCoy banked in a three-pointer from the left wing with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Golden Gophers a 60-59 victory. McCoy scored all seven of her points and dished out six of her team-high seven assists in the second half. Kay Sylva and Ashley Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 12 points a piece. Michigan set up a desperation shot taken by Stephanie Skrba from half court that bounced hard off the backboard. The Gophers needed another dramatic comeback in the final four minutes to steal a victory. Wolverine center Krista Phillips hit a threepointer with 3:50 remaining to give Michigan a 5447 lead. Phillips triple was the eighth three-pointer of the game for the Wolverines. Emily Fox scored only eight points in the game, but her back-to-back three-pointers ignited the very important comeback for the Gophers. Her second trey with 2:58 left brought the Gophers to within a point at 54-53. Michigan’s Jessica Minnfield answered with a lay-in. The teams exchanged missed field goals, with Fox blocking a Minnfield three-pointer at the 2-minute mark. McCoy hit a baseline jumper with 1:54 left to draw Minnesota once again to within a point at 56-55. Minnfield had the chance to put the game away for the Wolverines. She hit both ends of bonus with 43 seconds left to put Michigan up 58-55. The Gophers ran a quick set and found Ellis-Milan open for a left-handed lay-in. It wasn’t the plan but Minnfield ended up at the line once again in the bonus situation. With 15 seconds left, she made the first free throw then missed the second. The rebound bounced long and Minnfield collected the ball and the Gophers were forced to foul her immediately. With 12 seconds remaining, Minnfield went to the line once again. With the game on the line, she missed the free throw and Ellis-Milan grabbed the rebound. She passed the ball to McCoy who rushed up the court. As the clock counted down, McCoy fired from the left wing. The ball may have been tipped as the basketball banked home for the game winner.

Recap: Minnesota played 36 minutes of solid basketball, but a four-minute stretch midway through the second half proved costly as No. 20/17 Ohio State defeated the Gophers, 73-62. Ohio State broke the game open in the second half using a 13-0 run to turn a 36-34 deficit into a 47-36 lead. The Buckeyes scored six baskets after Gopher turnovers with Brittany Johnson capping the run with five straight points. A Katie Ohm basket at the 12:15 mark snapped a Gopher scoreless streak that had extended over four minutes. Ohio State pushed its lead to as big as 14 points at 54-40. Fox hit a three-pointer to ignite a 9-1 Gopher run to close the gap to six points at 55-49. The teams exchanged baskets with a Samatha Prahaulis three-pointer and a Brittany McCoy jumper before Star Allen scored six consecutive points for the Buckeyes to push the lead back into double digits at 64-53. Fox would try again to get her team going. She scored five straight points to bring the Gophers back to within six at 64-58. Prahaulis stepped up once again, drawing the foul and hitting both free throws. Johnson added another big triple and the lead was back up to nine points. McCoy, who finished with 12 points, drove for a quick layup and drew the foul from Prahualis but missed the free throw. The Buckeyes scored on their end then forced Minnesota in its 11th turnover of the second half. Lavender who quietly scored 14 points made the Gophers pay by making a jump and up the lead to 73-60. The Minnesota defense did exactly what they had hoped in the first half. The Gophers collected six steals and forced 11 Buckeye turnovers. The Gophers were able to push the ball and score off transition and took a 30-26 lead into halftime. Minnesota was unable to take advantage of having Buckeye All-American Lanvender on the bench with two fouls. She sat the last 12:29 of the half with the Gophers leading 13-9. The teams each scored 17 points the rest of the way.

Recap: Minnesota suffered a big 62-53 loss at Northwestern on Feb. 23. The Golden Gophers fall into a dangerous fifth-place spot it the Big Ten standings at 10-6 in Conference play (18-9 overall). Emily Fox led the Gophers with 16 points. Northwestern answered the call every time the Gophers hit a big bucket and seemed headed for a run. Fox opened the second half with a three pointer, then Wildcat guard Brittany Orban fired a deep three from the right wing that bounced high off the rim, bounced a second time and then fell through the net. Orban led the Wildcats (7-20, 3-12) with 15 points and seven rebounds, five coming on the offensive end. Ten minutes later, Zoe Harper goes strong to the basket, banks home the lay-in, draws the foul and converts the three-point play. At the other Erin Dickenson swishes her third three-pointer of the game and Harper’s big play is cancelled out. Later on it was freshman Maggie Mocchi who made another big three pointers for the Wildcats to equal Fox’s offensive spurt of six straight points. The Gophers continued to battle, forcing 21 Northwestern turnovers and causing the Wildcats into shooting 38 percent in the second half. Minnesota made one last push with 2:14 remaining when Kiara Buford hit two free throws to bring the Gophers to within 56-49. With 1:50 remaining, Mocchi drove into the lane and hit a jumper than effectively held off the Gophers. Minnesota was then forced to foul. On a night going Northwestern’s way, free throws came easy. The Wildcats converted 16 of 18 opportunities to seal the win and break a 16-game losing streak to the Gophers. Minnesota’s first 10 possessions set the tone for the game unfortunately for the Gophers. They made just one of six shots and turned the ball over four times. Minnesota managed to get their turnovers under control but the poor shooting continued sliding down to 30.8 percent on just 8-of-25 at halftime.

Recap: Emily Fox led four Golden Gophers in double figures as Minnesota captured a big 66-51 win at Michigan State on Feb. 26. Kiara Buford added 13 points, while Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 11 and Katie Ohm 10 points. It was the first time since the win over Penn State on Jan. 1 that Minnesota finished with four players in double figures. Zoe Harper came off the bench to lead the Gophers with a career-high 11 rebounds. Michigan State’s Alyssa DeHaan won the opening tip but Fox stepped in front of a Spartan player swiped the ball and went in for a lay-up. The Gophers hit six three-pointers in the first half, including three by Ohm, to take a 34-27 lead at halftime. It was the first time in 10 games and the 12th time this season that the Gopher sharpshooter netted three triples in a game. Fox brought fire into the second half, scoring eight of the Gophers’ first 10 points to give Minnesota a 44-31 lead four minutes in. The Spartans (19-9, 12-5) closed to within 10 points at 58-48 with 4:14 on a driving pull-up jumper in the lane by Lauren Aitch. Harper was called for the foul on the play, but Aitch was unable to break the deficit into single-digits missing the free throw. With 6-9 DeHaan patrolling the paint, the Gophers didn’t have too many opportunities to look inside to their post players, yet it was Ellis-Milan who posted up in the lane and was fouled. She stepped to the line and stopped any Michigan State momentum by making both free throws and giving Minnesota a 60-48 lead. Brittany McCoy, who did a great job of controlling the game’s tempo at the point guard, upped the Gopher lead to 14 points with two free throws with 3:01 remaining. She would add another free throw at the 1:52 mark. Spartan freshman Lykendra Johnson scored the final Spartan points at the 1:37 mark with a pair of free throws. Michigan State did not score a field goal in the last 4:14 of the game.

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

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

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

Min FG-A 29 6-13 32 2-6 24 3-8 39 3-10 19 2-5 13 5-6 19 2-3 25 2-9

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

200 25-61

3-5

R 6 3 2 5 5 0 2 0 6 29

A Pt 0 12 0 4 4 8 7 7 1 5 0 12 1 5 3 7 16 60

Michigan Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Hicks, G 32 1-4 0-0 2 3 2 Skrba, F 18 2-2 0-0 5 0 4 Benson, F 38 3-10 0-2 2 3 9 Minnfield G 36 2-5 6-10 9 3 10 Queen, F 13 3-3 0-0 0 0 6 Phillips 23 3-7 1-1 7 3 8 Reynolds 29 4-5 4-4 4 2 14 Boylan 11 2-4 0-0 1 0 6 TEAM 3 Totals 200 24-55 5-5 38 20 58 Halftime: Minnesota 26, Michigan 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-23 (Fox 2-5, McCoy 1-4, Ohm 1-4, Voigt 0-1, Buford 1-7); Michigan: 8-18 (Hicks 0-1, Benson 3-6, Minnfield 0-3, Phillips 1-2, Reynolds 2-3, Boylan 2-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, Michigan 22 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 18, Michigan 11 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Fox (M)

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

Min FG-A 35 2-12 26 2-4 30 7-15 36 5-11 18 3-6 12 0-2 19 2-4 24 4-6 200 25-60

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

R 7 8 4 3 1 1 5 0 3 7-10 32

A Pt 1 5 3 5 4 18 5 12 1 8 0 0 1 6 0 8

Min FG-A 36 4-13 16 1-2 31 6-15 34 2-2 15 2-8 19 1-1 28 3-9 21 0-5

FT-A 2-2 0-0 3-6 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-2

R 4 2 4 5 1 1 8 1 5 200 19-55 11-15 27

A Pt 1 10 0 2 0 16 3 7 0 5 0 3 0 8 2 2 10 53

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Ohio State Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Allen, F 34 6-9 2-2 9 2 14 Lavender, C 28 5-9 4-4 3 2 14 Trebilcock, G 8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 Little, G 26 4-6 0-1 6 3 8 Prahalis, G 38 4-13 7-8 4 9 17 Jackson 11 1-3 0-0 1 0 2 Johnson 30 4-7 0-0 2 0 12 Schulze 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Walker 15 2-3 0-0 5 0 4 Moeller 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 4 Totals 200 27-55 13-15 35 18 73 Halftime: Minnesota 30, Ohio State 26 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 5-8 (Ohm 2-4, Voigt 1-1, Fox 22, McCoy 0-1); Ohio State: 6-12 (Trebilcock 0-1, Prahalis 2-4, Jackson 0-1, Johnson 4-6) Turnovers: Minnesota 20, Ohio State 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 13, Ohio State 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: None

Northwestern Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Orban, F 35 4-7 6-8 7 1 15 Cartwright, F 39 5-9 4-4 8 4 14 Jaeschke, A, C 38 5-12 2-2 6 4 12 Eckhart, G 40 1-4 2-2 1 3 5 Mocchi, G 26 2-4 2-2 3 1 7 Dickerson 13 3-7 0-0 0 0 9 Reed 7 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Jaeschke, E. 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 TEAM 11 Totals 200 20-44 16-18 36 15 62 Halftime: Northwestern 29, Minnesota 19 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-18 (McCoy 1-1, Ohm 1-7, Fox 1-6, Sylva 1-1, Buford 0-3); Northwestern 6-12 (Orban 1-1, Eckhart 1-2, Dickerson 3-7, Mocchi 1-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, Northwestern 21 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Northwestern 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: None

February 26, 2009 • Breslin Center • East Lansing, Mich.• Attendance: 4,331

Min FG-A 35 3-8 20 1-5 32 8-16 30 1-5 18 3-7 10 0-2 26 1-4 29 5-8

FT-A 5-6 2-2 1-3 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2

R 4 4 7 3 4 2 11 4 4 200 22-55 14-19 43

A 1 0 4 4 1 0 0 1

Pt 11 4 20 6 10 0 2 13

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Michigan State Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Johnson M, G 24 0-8 0-0 1 0 0 Jefferson, G 29 7-13 1-2 6 1 15 Schiffauer, F 13 1-2 0-1 1 1 2 Johnson L, F 36 2-6 5-6 10 2 9 DeHaan, C 26 3-8 0-0 2 0 7 Piechowski 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Poole 22 2-6 0-0 0 1 4 Washington 18 1-2 2-2 2 1 4 Keane 10 1-5 0-0 2 1 2 Aitch 18 2-5 4-7 2 1 8 TEAM 9 Totals 200 19-56 12-18 35 9 51 Halftime: Minnesota 34, Michigan State 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 8-23 (Fox 3-6, McCoy 1-3, Ellis-Milan 0-1, Ohm 3-6, Voigt 0-2, Sylva 0-2, Buford 1-3); Michigan State 1-18 (Johnson M 0-5, Jefferson 02, Schiffauer 0-1, Johnson L 0-1, DeHaan 1-1, Piechowski 0-1, Poole 0-4, Keane 0-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 16, Michigan State 14 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 19, Michigan State 17 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