The Gopher women's basketball team downed Northwestern 68-60 Thursday night.  Minnesota led by 13 at halftime and shot 43 percent from the field for the game.  Northwestern shot 38 percent.  Rachel Banham led the Gophers with 26 points and 8 rebounds and Kiara Buford added 19 points for Minnesota.

The Gophers are 2-1 in the Big Ten and 10-7 overall.  The Gophers host #22 Purdue Thursday January 12 at 7pm.