King Scores 22 To Lead Minnesota Over UMKC, 76-58Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points and Minnesota pulled away from Missouri-Kansas City in the second half for a 76-58 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Gophers Basketball Signs 3 To 2016 ClassThe University of Minnesota men's basketball program signed three players to its 2016 class on Wednesday, coach Richard Pitino announced. The class is highlighted by Hopkins senior guard Amir Coffey, one of the top 50 players in the country.
Hopkins Prep Star Amir Coffey Commits To GophersThe Gophers got their biggest local recruit in about a decade on Monday, as Hopkins star guard Amir Coffey announced he will accept a scholarship to Minnesota and play for the Gophers next year. Coffey is the top rated player in Minnesota's high school senior class and is a consensus top-50 player nationally.
Lakeville North Overtakes Hopkins 84-82 For TitleJ.P. Macura went out a winner with Lakeville North. Macura scored 43 points and Connor Flack's bank shot in the lane gave the Panthers the lead for good with 18 seconds left in an 84-82 victory over Hopkins in the Class 4A boys state championship game Saturday night, the program's first title. "I wanted to leave everything out on the floor," said Macura, who will play at Xavier University next season.
Hopkins’ Win Over Shakopee Provokes Shot Clock DebateHigh school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night's game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.
Buzzer Beaters Highlight Crazy Night In State BasketballHigh school basketball fans witnessed March Madness at Target Center Thursday night as a pair of state tournament semifinal games ended with buzzer-beating shots that went in. Hopkins and Lakeville North will meet for the Class 4A state championship Saturday night, but both teams needed shots to go in as time expired to get there.