Minnesota-Iowa women's basketball game is sellout

Sunday's Big Ten women's basketball game between Iowa and #6 ranked Minnesota at Williams Arena is a sellout, the Minnesota ticket office announced on Friday. The sellout is the first in Minnesota women's basketball history in Williams Arena and will surpass the attendance record set on Jan. 19, 2003, when a crowd of 13,117 attended the Minnesota/Purdue game. Minnesota is 13-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while Iowa is 7-6 and 1-1 in Big Ten play.

Senior guard Lindsay Whalen was named Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 29 points per game while leading Minnesota to victories over Virginia, Michigan and South Carolina last week.

Whalen placed her name among the Big Ten's prestigious 2,000-point club, scoring 24 points in the nationally televised contest against the Gamecocks to lift her career total to 2,004 points. Whalen has moved from 29th to 9th on the Big Ten's all-time scoring list this season. She is also one of a handful of student-athletes in NCAA history to belong to both the 2,000-point and 500-assist clubs, as she also notched her 500th assist against South Carolina.

After racking up 31 points against Virginia earlier in the week, Whalen made five three-pointers against Michigan as she scored 32 points in the Gophers' Big Ten opener. The senior standout averaged five rebounds and 4.7 assists per game last week while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from three-point territory.

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