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    Jan. 18, 1998

    Northwestern Women's Hoops Defeats Minnesota, 84-65 for 400th Win in School History

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kristina Divjak led all players with 26 points and nine rebounds and Amber DeWall tied her career-high with 12 assists as Northwestern knocked off Minnesota on Sunday in Welsh-Ryan Arena, 84-65. The win marked the 400th in NU women's basketball history, joining Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana and Iowa as the only Big Ten schools to reach that plateau.

    Minnesota hung tough for the first half, holding a 19-18 lead with 6:48 left in the period. The Wildcats outscored UM 17-4 over the next four minutes, and would take a 39-30 lead into halftime. The Northwestern lead would increase to as much as 28 points at 71-43 before the Wildcats emptied their bench with nearly seven minutes remaining in the game.

    Megan Chawansky added 18 points for NU while Dana Leonard came off the bench to score 14 points. Northwestern (6-13, 1-6 Big Ten) as a team hit 10-of-18 three-pointers, including a 5-of-7 performance by Divjak. Theresa LeCuyer paced the Gophers (4-13, 1-6 Big Ten) with 17 points while Angie Iverson tallied a team-high nine rebounds.