Banham returns as Gopher women whip Wofford in opener


Rachel Banham was back in a big way for the Gopher women's basketball team. She scored 22 points to help lead Minnesota to a 98-54 victory over Wofford in the Gophers' season opener.

Banham was given a second shot at her senior season after tearing her ACL last year. It didn't take her long to make a big impact in her return.

Mikayla Bailey had a big night as well. She had a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Carlie Wagner chipped in 17 points, five boards and six assists.

It was the first game of an opening night doubleheader at Williams Arena. The Gopher men tip off their 2015-16 season against Missouri-Kansas City at 8 p.m.

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