Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lynx' Maya Moore Named to All-WNBA Second Team

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA tonight announced that Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named to the All-WNBA Second Team. For Moore, she earns her second career All-WNBA Second Team honor (2012). 

The six-foot forward out of Connecticut has now been named to either the All-WNBA First or Second team in seven straight seasons. Moore finished 2018 starting all 34 games in her eighth WNBA season. She's now played in 271 of 272 games since arriving in Minnesota in 2011, with the Lynx winning 200 of those. Moore averaged 18.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.68 spg in 31.8 mpg, shooting 42.3% from the floor, 36.5% (66-for-181) from long range and 83.3% from the line. She led the WNBA in steals while ranking seventh in made three pointers, ninth in scoring and 11th in minutes. Over her final eight games of the season, Moore connected on 51.2% (22-for-43) of her trey attempts.

Moore tallied 30+ points on four occasions (including three times in her final six road starts), boosting her club-record career total to 24. Over the course of the 2018 season, she earned Western Conference Player of the Week accolades three times (June 25, July 2, Aug. 13), becoming the fifth player in WNBA history to garner 20 career weekly honors. Moore was named MVP of the 2018 All-Star Game on July 28 at Target Center after contributing 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists, becoming the first player in league history to win the award in three straight All-Star Games.
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

MN Gophers Announce 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Schedule

University of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino announced the upcoming 2018-19 schedule for the Gophers on Thursday. The announcement coincides with the Big Ten Conference revealing game time and television broadcast information for all of its games this season.
“We set up our schedule this season to provide a challenging test for our team as they get ready for Big Ten play,” Pitino said. “We’re excited to have five Power Five opponents in our non-conference, including the Utah game at home. With a 20-game Big Ten schedule this year, I think our team will have a chance to get better early in the season.”
Following an exhibition game against in-state foe Minnesota Duluth on Thursday, November 1, the Gophers will begin the season with a pair of home games. The season gets underway on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Omaha, followed six days later by a meeting with Pac-12 opponent Utah at Williams Arena (Monday, Nov. 12)
The next stretch sees the Gophers away from the Barn for the longest time during the year. They will travel across the border for the Vancouver Showcase, facing Texas A&M (Sunday, Nov. 18) and Santa Clara or Washington (Tuesday, Nov. 20). After the Thanksgiving holiday, the Gophers will visit Boston College in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Monday, Nov. 26) before returning to the Twin Cities for a matchup with Oklahoma State at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (Friday, Nov. 30).
Minnesota visits Ohio State (Sunday, December 2) before hosting Nebraska (Wednesday, Dec. 5) in the early season conference matchups. The remainder of the non-conference slate is filled out by home games against Arkansas State (Saturday, Dec. 8), North Florida (Tuesday, Dec. 11), North Carolina A&T (Friday, Dec. 21) and Mount St. Mary’s (Sunday, Dec. 30).
After New Year’s Day, nine home and nine road Big Ten contests await the Gophers as they march towards the Big Ten Tournament, which returns to Chicago from March 13-17 at United Center.
Minnesota will have at least 26 games on a national television network, as part of the conference television rights agreements with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports 1 and the Big Ten Network. The remaining home games will be broadcast on the BTN Plus subscription streaming service.