Exactly who might be unavailable remains a question.
“We’re still honestly going through things this afternoon, working on who will be available,” coach Lindsay Whalen said Tuesday afternoon from Indianapolis. “It will probably be some game-time decisions tomorrow, but we’ve got a few that are out for extended periods of time.”
Sophomore Kadi Sissoko, the Gophers’ most dynamic forward, was lost in the third quarter when she banged her head on the court after pulling down an offensive rebound and was taken to the locker room.
Sissoko averaged 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in her past 10 games but her availability is uncertain
“I’m not going to say much. She’s doing better, though,” Whalen said. “She’s going better. She’s improved, but it was definitely a hard fall.”
The Minnesota Gophers women's basketball team faces Nebraska in their first game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Head coach Lindsay Whalen talked about how healthy the team is heading into the tournament, how tough it is going to be to defeat Nebraska for a third time this season, how to stop Nebraska's offense, if she anticipates the team will be shorthanded against the Cornhuskers, how happy she was for Jasmine Powell and Sara Scalia to get All-Big Ten honors, and how valuable Scalia is to the team.
Senior Gadiva Hubbard spoke about the keys to defeating Nebraska twice already this season, what the team needs to do to defeat them a third time, if she is doing anything different for the early 10 am tipoff of the game, how she was able to have success against Nebraska this season, how she is mentally preparing to be shorthanded in the game against Nebraska, and if she has thought about using her waiver to come back for the Gophers next season.