BTN.com staff, March 6, 2014
Rachel Banham scored 22 points Thursday night, including 10 of 10 free throws, as Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime to win their opening-round Big Ten Conference tournament game. The No. 6 seeded Golden Gophers (20-11) will face No. 3 Nebraska.
Minnesota used a 7-2 run to take a 68-63 lead in overtime, then Banham made four free throws in the final 8 seconds to clinch the win.
Kayla Hirt scored 14, Amanda Zahui 12 and Stabresa McDaniel 10 for the Golden Gophers.
Michala Johnson led the No. 11 seeded Badgers with 19, Morgan Paige had 16, and Taylor Wurtz 13. Wisconsin (10-19) led 35-21 at halftime, and led 61-58 in the second after free throws by Paige, but Banham tied it with a 3 at the end of regulation.
Thursday's games (all times ET)
Game 1: No. 8 Ohio State 86, No. 9 Northwestern 77
Game 2: No. 5 Iowa 81, No. 12 Illinois 62
Game 3: No. 7 Michigan 82, No. 10 Indiana 57
Game 4: No. 6 Minnesota 74, No. 11 Wisconsin 68
The full schedule is here. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video, stats and recaps in this post as they become available.
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