No. 24 Hoosiers Go For Sweep At Minnesota On Saturday
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 24 Indiana looks to sweep the regular season series from the first time since 2001 when it visits Minnesota on Saturday night. Tipoff in the Barn is set for 6 p.m. ET on BTN+.
- 24/RV INDIANA (20-7, 10-5 B1G) AT MINNESOTA (15-11, 5-10 B1G)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 6 p.m. ET
Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.
Live Stats: Sidearm
ABOUT THE COACHES
|Teri Moren||Lindsey Whalen|
|Career Record: 322-122 (17th Season)||Career Record: 36-21 (2nd Season)|
|Indiana Record: 123-73 (6th Season)||Minnesota Record: Same|
ABOUT THE GOLDEN GOPHERS
Minnesota has dropped its last three games heading in to Saturday’s matchup, last falling at Michigan State on Monday night. Senior forward Taiye Bello leads four players in double figures with 12.0 points and a team-high 9.8 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Jasmine Powell has been hot as of late, scoring in double figures nine-straight times and adding 11.7 points per game. As a team, Minnesota is averaging 71.2 points per game and shooting 39.7 percent from the floor.
Minnesota leads 37-32
1/27/20 – W, 65-52 (Bloomington)
- Indiana will go for the season sweep of the Golden Gophers on Saturday and would be the first season sweep over the program since the 2000-01 season when it won all three meetings, including one in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers have won five of the last six against Minnesota dating back to the 2015-16 season.
- IU took the first meeting of the two teams at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Jan. 27 behind a double-double from sophomore guard Grace Berger, who put up 25 points and 11 rebounds.
- The Hoosiers are coming off a six-day break after falling to Ohio State at home on Sunday.
- Redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg was named to a CoSIDA Academic All-District District 5 honoree on Thursday. She holds a 3.71 GPA in finance in IU’s Kelley School of Business and earned the selection for the second-straight season.
- Patberg is currently leading the way for IU currently with 14.0 points and 5.5 assists per game. She’s one of four in double figures with Berger (13.0 ppg.), junior guard Jaelynn Penn and freshman forward Mackenzie Holmes (11.0 ppg. each).
Indiana closes out their home schedule on Thursday night when it faces Nebraska. Tipoff to honor its lone senior Brenna Wise is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.