Video: Gophers top Pacific 77-62 in WNIT home opener

Gopher WBB: Minnesota vs. Pacific WNIT Round Two 3-26-24

The Gophers women’s basketball team (17-15) defeated Pacific University (19-15) 77-62 Tuesday night at Williams Arena in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

Minnesota’s offense featured four double-digit scorers, including a team-high 14 points from Sophie Hart who was returning from a hip injury. Also returning from injury was guard Maura Braun, who scored 12 points in her first action in over two months. Braun was out after undergoing foot surgery.

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Pacific was led by forward Cecilia Holmberg who had 14 points and 4 rebounds.

With the victory, the Gophers advance to the round of 16 of the WNIT to face off against the North Dakota State Bison on Friday at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena. Minnesota defeated NDSU 75-53 earlier this season.