The Gopher women's basketball team defeated St. Cloud State in exhibition play 86-51 Wednesday night at Williams Arena.  Kiara Buford led the Gophers with 14 points and freshman Rachel Banham added 11 points and 6 assists.  Jessica Benson led the Huskies with 9 points.  SCSU shot just 29 percent while Minnesota shot 50 percent from the field.

St. Cloud State will play at South Dakota State November 11 in their season opener.