Edwards, Purdue Beat Gophers 68-64Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68-64 on Wednesday night.
Pitino Foresaw His Struggles With GophersWhen Richard Pitino took over at Minnesota, he told the administrators who hired him to anticipate some bumps along the road in building a consistent Big Ten contender. The third season, Pitino warned, would be especially taxing for the program.
Hoosiers Beat Gophers In 10th-Straight WinYogi Ferrell had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help sluggish Indiana win its 10th straight game with a 70-63 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Nick Zeisloft scored 15 points and the Hoosiers (15-3, 5-0 Big Ten) made 8 of 25 3-pointers to outlast Minnesota. Zeisloft went 5 for 8 from deep and Thomas Bryant added 10 points and seven rebounds for Indiana.
Penn State Hoops Over Minnesota 86-77Payton Banks scored 24 points and Penn State beat Minnesota 86-77 on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) used a 14-6 run over the final 3:46 to avoid an 0-3 start in the Big Ten and spoiled a hot-shooting night for the Golden Gophers (6-9, 0-3 Big Ten), who made 11 3-pointers and led for most of the game.
Michigan State Bounces Back To Beat Gophers 69-61Bryn Forbes scored 20 points, making three 3-pointers in the second half to help top-ranked Michigan State stave off Minnesota for a 69-61 victory on Saturday in response to a loss at Iowa earlier in the week.
Bill Raftery Talks Kentucky's Loss, Ohio State's Struggles Ahead Of CBS Sports ClassicBill Raftery breaks down No. 10 UNC vs. No. 22 UCLA and No. 4 Kentucky vs. Ohio State before they square off Saturday at the The Barclay's Center for the CBS Sports Classic.
Gophers Blow Past Chicago State 70-52Jordan Murphy scored 12 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Minnesota defeated Chicago State 70-52 on Wednesday night. Carlos Morris and Charles Buggs each scored 14 points for the Gophers (6-5), who avoided their first four-game nonconference losing streak in nine years.
Burnette's Layup Lifts South Dakota Over Gophers 85-81 In OTTre Burnette had 14 points and the go-ahead layup with 35 seconds left in the second overtime, lifting South Dakota to an 85-81 victory over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
Gophers Holds Off Mavericks 93-90Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday. Carlos Morris scored 17 points, Nate Mason added 16 and freshman Jordan Murphy chipped in 14 for the Golden Gophers (4-2).
Minnesota Holds Off Missouri State 74-69 In Puerto Ricojoey King scored 18 points to help Minnesota beat Missouri State 74-69 Friday in the consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Carlos Morris added 12 points for the Gophers (3-1), who got off to a fast start to build a double-digit lead that reached 18 points early in the second half.
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.
4 Things To Know: Friday The 13th, College B-Ball & MoreThese are the top four stories from Friday, Nov. 13. They include the fact that it's a purportedly unlucky day, and a mysterious piece of space debris expected to enter Earth's atmosphere today. (It's unclear yet if those two stories might just be related.)