For the second straight week, Minnesota pulled off an improbable victory.
The Gophers upset No. 5 Ohio State, 90-88, in overtime on Feb. 24, as Carlie Wagner scored with 0.9 seconds to play.
Wagner totaled 26 points, the last coming from a baseline pull-up jumper, as the Golden Gophers (19-9, 11-6 Big Ten) picked up a much-needed win to strengthen their case for an NCAA tournament bid.
Gophers’ play-by-play voice Corbu Stathes had the call:
Minnesota nearly had the game won in overtime when Jessie Edwards scored on a put-back with 0.5 seconds left in regulation. However, Ohio State’s Alexa Hart scored on a backdoor lob to force an extra period.
Wagner’s bucket came a Minnesota star Rachel Banham, who scored 35 points, sat on the bench after fouling out.
''It was stressful,'' Banham said. ''It's hard watching from the bench when you want to be in. I felt like we had control in the overtime and I knew Carlie could make that shot. It was a different view sitting there and having to watch it. But I'm glad that we got it.''
Minnesota finishes its Big Ten regular-season schedule at No. 6 Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 28.