Rodney Williams and the No. 11 Gophers finished their non-conference schedule strong, defeating Lafayette 75-50 and bringing a 12-1 record and eight game winning streak to a match up with Michigan State on New Year’s Eve to open Big Ten season.
The 6-6 Gopher football team has already landed in Houston, awaiting their match up on Friday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. The game will be a rematch of the 2006 Insight Bowl in which the Red Raiders came back 38-7 to defeat the Gophers in double-overtime.
Rachel Banham and the Gopher Women defeated Northern Iowa on Friday, 86-43, to extend their record to 10-3 on the year. Banham scored 26 points and added five rebounds, four steals and four assists.