MINNEAPOLIS -- Freshman Jasmine Powell scored 19 points, Taiye Bello had a double-double and No. 23 Minnesota bounced back from a season-opening loss with a 90-58 win over Vermont on Sunday.
Bello had 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting and 10 rebounds. Destiny Pitts contributed 16 points and Gadiva Hubbard 12 for the Golden Gophers, who lost to Missouri State 77-69 on Tuesday.
Minnesota took control using an 11-0 run in the middle of the first quarter to take the lead for good and turned that into a 19-2 surge. It was 27-12 after the Gophers went 10 of 17.
Minnesota had a 41-32 rebounding advantage and committed five turnovers and forced 15, which resulted in 18 points. The Gophers dominated in the paint, 48-24, and the fast break points were 23-0.
Hanna Crymble led Vermont (0-2) with 22 points.
So what do we know about UConn so far this season?
UConn is 8-0 and undefeated. And on Sunday, junior Megan Walker showed the rest of the country she might be ready to be the next great Huskies player.
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