The Gopher women's basketball team defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 66-56 Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena.  Minnesota was led by Rachel Banham with 20 points and Micaella Riche added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Gophers.  Minnesota shot 47 percent from the field while Mankato shot 31 percent.

The Gophers are 2-0 in exhibition games and will open the regular season at home against Washington State at noon Saturday in the Best Buy Classic at Williams Arena.

The Gopher Men's Basketball team will play an exhibition game at home against Southwest Baptist at 7pm tonight.