From Minnesota’s high-scoring Rachel Banham to the top three most accurate shooters in the nation, Big Ten women’s basketball is drawing national attention. BTN women’s hoops analyst Shelley Till takes a look at the biggest stories this week.
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The way Rachel Banham is torching the nets, we should just expect Kobe Bryant to tweet after every Minnesota game.
We often overuse the word “greatness” in sports. You don’t just roll out of bed one day and become great; greatness is cultivated over time through hard work. In the case of Minnesota’s women’s basketball player Rachel Banham, greatness has arrived. I chatted with Banham after her epic 60-point performance at Northwestern, a showing that broke the Big Ten women’s basketball single-game scoring record, tied the NCAA one, and had the basketball world buzzing this weekend.
What a few days for Rachel Banham.
Rachel Banham and Minnesota women’s basketball fans will never forget this Super Bowl Sunday.
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Minnesota’s Rachel Banham had a night that will be talked about for a long time by Golden Gopher women’s basketball fans.