U women need solid Big 10 tourney run to land NCAA bid


The Gophers women's basketball team faces Ohio State tonight in the first round of the Big 10 tournament.

Minnesota, 18-12 overall and 7-9 in the conference, likely need to string a few wins together to make the NCAA tournament. Pam Borton's team been to the big dance for the past three seasons.

Facing the Buckeyes couldn't be a better draw. Minnesota has already defeated Ohio State twice this season.

After a strong conference finish, which included a win against league champion Penn State,  Borton told the Star Tribune, "I think we're in a great situation."

If the Gophers win tonight, they'll face the Nittany Lions Friday night.

Tip-off tonight in Chicago is at 6 p.m., with the game to be carried on the Big Ten Network.

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