Rachel Banham's late jumper lifts Gophers women over Ohio State
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rachel Banham made a jumper with 0.02 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Gophers women's basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Ohio State on Thursday night at Value City Arena.
Back-to-back three-pointers from the Buckeyes' Raven Ferguson in the final 18 seconds of play gave Ohio State (14-12, 4-9 Big Ten) a one-point lead with 13 seconds remaining, but Banham led the Gophers (16-11, 5-8) down the floor and made the game-winner to give Minnesota only its second victory in Columbus all-time.
It secured the Gophers' first-ever Big Ten series sweep against the Buckeyes.
The only other time the Gophers had won on the road against Ohio State was on Jan. 15, 2009, when they pulled out a 59-56 victory.
Banham finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists for the Gophers, and Micaella Riche contributed 17 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.