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Women’s basketball: Gophers bounce back, top Liberty

The Gophers will be back in action on Wednesday, where they’ll take on Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 7 p.m. at The Barn.

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Katie Borowicz scored a career-high 21 points, Alanna Michaeux added 15 points and nine rebounds and the Gophers women’s basketball team bounced back in the Cav Classic with a 77-65 victory over Liberty on Sunday in Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia edged the Gophers 73-70 in their tournament opener on Saturday, but Minnesota got back on track Sunday. The Gophers took a five-point lead into the halftime break and extended it to 11 by the end of the third quarter.

Leading the charge was Borowicz, who in addition to setting her career-high points total, matched her career high with five steals. She also got some help from Amaya Battle, who added 14 points and seven rebounds.

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Katie Borowicz

Mya Berkman led Liberty (2-4) with 26 points and Kennedi Williams added 21.

Leading the charge was Borowicz, who in addition to setting her career-high points total, matched her career high with five steals. She also got some help from Amaya Battle, who added 14 points and seven rebounds.

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Mya Berkman led Liberty (2-4) with 26 points and Kennedi Williams added 21.

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Trailing in the second period, the Minnesota Gophers got solid goaltending and woke up offensively to sweep their weekend series versus visiting Michigan State.

The Gophers will be back in action on Wednesday, where they’ll take on Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 7 p.m. at The Barn.

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