Jan 11, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Lindsay Whalen scored 30 points to become Minnesota’s second leading career scorer and the sixth-ranked Gophers remained unbeaten with a 75-61 victory over Iowa on Sunday.
Playing before a frenzied crowd of 13,817, the Gophers (14-0, 3-0 Big Ten) used tight defense to ignite a 12-2 run that gave them a 57-46 lead.
Iowa (7-7, 1-2) struggled against Minnesota’s pressure defense, committing 29 turnovers, including 17 in the first half.
The Gophers’ 14-0 record is the best start in school history.
Whalen has 2,055 career points, moving past Laura Coenen into second place in school history.
Whalen is 42 points behind Carol Ann Shudlick, who scored 2,097 points.
Janel McCarville and Kadidja Andersson each scored 15 points for the Gophers. McCarville surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career.
Jamie Cavey led the Hawkeyes with 16 points and Kristi Faulkner added 14.
Iowa made five of its first seven shots, taking a 12-9 lead on a basket by Cavey. Whalen sparked a 7-0 run with a couple of baskets and a free throw, putting the Gophers up 16-12.
Iowa took the lead at 38-37 on Cavey’s jump shot with 14:52 left in the game but Minnesota tightened up after that and went on to the victory.