A profile of Minnesota women’s basketball player Rachel Banham – whose stellar season almost never happened this year due to a blood clot she suffered this past summer.
There are buzzer-beaters, and then there are the kind Indiana’s Jasmine McGhee hit Wednesday night. Any time a player beats the buzzer, especially the final buzzer, it’s exciting.
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Jasmine McGhee hit a buzzer-beater to help Indiana upset in-state rival and No. 22 Purdue, 62-61, on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall. The game-winning shot accounted for just two of McGhee’s game-high 26 points. The Hoosier was an impressive 11-of-17 from the field in the upset. In other action No. 7 Penn State routed Illinois and Michigan State dropped Northwestern. Watch Indiana’s game-winning shot here.
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Sunday featured a light schedule on the Big Ten women’s hardwood, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some great action. Iowa drilled No. 18 Purdue 72-52 at Mackey Arena to highlight the day’s two-game slate. In the other game, Northwestern knocked off Minnesota, 70-63. Catch up on all the action in this post.
In front of a season-high 5,800 fans, Michigan outlasted in-state rival Michigan State to claim its third straight victory, 70-69, Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center. The Wolverines relied on a career-high 24 points from senior guard Jenny Ryan to help snap a 12-game losing streak against the Spartans. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com and watch our highlights right here.
Sunday’s slate of five Big Ten women’s games was highlighted by Michigan’s 67-56 upset victory at No. 13 Purdue. Kate Thompson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help lead the Wolverines to the big road upset. Another ranked team was in action, as No. 8 Penn State topped Michigan State, 71-56. Catch up on all of Sunday’s women’s hoops action in this post.