Getting freshmen such as Borowicz, Strande and Grace Cumming, a 6-foot-3 forward, ready in practice has been a focus. The Gophers play host to Illinois (3-10, 1-10) on Wednesday and Wisconsin (4-13, 1-13) on Sunday, a couple of good chances to get back in the win column.
“We’ve just got to get (the freshmen) going a little bit, and get them into the flow of the offense and defense,” Scalia said. “That will help us a lot.”
Scalia, still recovering from a separated shoulder that forced her to miss three games, said she’s still not quite 100 percent — although she is averaging 15.5 points a game in her past six games.
“It kind of varies,” she said. “Like, in practice when I get hit, it will be really good and then I’ll take a couple steps back. But it’s definitely way better; it just kind of depends on stuff, like if I get hit.”