Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/21/14
MINNEAPOLIS When Lindsay Whalen ran onto the Target Center court on Sunday, the crowd erupted. The cheers were never louder than at the moment when the former Golden Gopher was announced. That's just how it is in Minnesota. At tipoff on Sunday, Whalen was just three assists shy of setting the Lynx franchise record, but the applause had nothing to do with fans' anticipation for the feat. Record or not, Whalen has entrenched herself as Minnesota basketball's it girl. These fans love her, and with every game, every mark that Whalen claims as her own, she ensures that she'll be more than loved. She'll be remembered. Eighteen seconds into the third quarter of the Lynx's 83-59 win over Tulsa, Whalen flipped the ball to Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who scored on a jumper. Blink, and you miss the pass. Blink, and you miss Whalen's 497th career assist as a Lynx. Blink, and you miss the moment when Whalen passes Katie Smith and her 496 assists and jumps into the record books. Just seconds af...
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