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The new Wolves boss was scouting in Europe.
Coach Lindsay Whalen was determined to beef up her team's nonconference schedule, and the Gophers knocked off a Sun Devils team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 last season.
Again playing without Andrew Wiggins, the Wolves could not muster up a response to Houston's challenge.
The two players teamed up for a state title in high school in Detroit.
The Gophers women's basketball team learned a couple things in its 77-61 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon.
The Wolves shot only 35.1 percent overall and went 6-for-45 on three-point shots — with those 39 misses being the third most ever in an NBA game.
A lineup that included Treveon Graham, Josh Okogie and Robert Covington — along with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins — spent the fourth quarter playing some of the best defense fans at Target Center have seen in a while.
Sara Scalia, coach Lindsay Whalen's first recruit, was impressive in the season opener. Now, she looks for more.
Missouri State, an NCAA Sweet 16 team last season, outrebounded Minnesota 41-21 and held the Gophers to 40 percent shooting from the field.
The view from outside the program is lofty, too, given that the Gophers are ranked No. 23 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25.