WBB: Gophers v Auburn in San Juan-Game 5 (11/28)

Ignatius L Hoops

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Sep 9, 2015
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Auburn, Minnesota's next opponent, defeated Boise State 55-53.

Auburn battled back from a 12-point deficit and used a smothering defense in the second half to hold off Boise State, 55-53, on Friday night at the San Juan Shootout.

Senior Tra'Cee Tanner scored her 1,000th career point for the Tigers (4-1) and picked up her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Auburn in both categories.

But the Auburn defense was the story of the game as the Tigers forced BSU into 27 turnovers - 16 of them in the second half - leading to 28 points. Auburn also took advantage of second chances, pulling down 18 offensive rebounds and converting those into 19 second-chance points

Gophers lose 81-79 in overtime.

Banham had a Banham game (29 points (6-11 from three)) which included becoming Minnesota’s all-time scoring leader and an emotional post-game interview. Karley Barnes had her coming out party 19 points and 6 rebounds. Unfortunately in the second quarter the Gopher gave up a 15-0 run to Auburn turning a 20-20 tie into a 35-20 Tiger lead. Five of Minnesota’s twenty turnovers occurred during that run. The Gophers fought back to tie in regulation but couldn’t cut off the Auburn threes in OT.

Minutes Played:

45 Bailey
43 Wagner
37 Banham
33 Barnes
28 Mullaney
25 Hedstrom
10 Edwards
4 Lamke

Of note: Mullaney did not start. Shayne finished with 6 points, 4 assists and 4 turnovers.

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