March 1, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, (Ind.) - The Golden Gophers made quick work of the Wildcats in the second game of the first round of the 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, 60-43. Three Gophers recorded double digit points including sophomore guard Emily Fox, who led the team in scoring with 12 points.
Minnesota (16-14, 7-9 Big Ten) advance to face third-seeded Michigan State in game five on Friday while Northwestern falls to 8-22, 2-14 in the Big Ten.
Despite a solid 27-16 lead headed into halftime, the Gophers shot a dismal 28% from the field, however rebounded in more ways than one in the second half to shoot 52.4% and tally 32 boards. Along with Fox, Korinne Campbell provided help on both ends of the court with 10 points and nine rebounds. Zoe Harper posted 10 points of her own to round out Minnesota's top three scorers.
The Gophers were in control the whole game as they took advantage of any opportunities that were presented--evident in 14 second chance points and a Minnesota bench that contributed 22 points to the Gopher's total.
Northwestern was led by guard A.J. Glasauer who scored 13 points for the Wildcats. Freshman Kaitlin McInerney helped on the other end, recording three blocked shots.