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Gopher Basketball Announces 2015 Non-Conference Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program announced its non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season on Monday. The Gophers will have eight non-conference games at Williams Arena.

08/31/2015

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Gopher Basketball Announces 2015-16 Big Ten Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2015-16 Big Ten season on Thursday, and the Gophers will be tested often. Minnesota is looking to bounce back from a 6-12 record in Big Ten play last year in Richard Pitino’s second season.

08/27/2015

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Gopher Basketball Getting Ready For Trip To Spain

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team is already getting ready for the 2015-16 season, sort of. The Gophers will travel to Spain next week for an exhibition series.

08/04/2015

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Former U Of M Basketball Player Pleads Guilty In Assault Case

A former University of Minnesota basketball player reached a plea deal in court Monday after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend last November. Daquein McNeil, a sophomore with the Gophers at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in Hennepin County Court on Monday.

08/03/2015

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Gophers Basketball To Host Clemson In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host Clemson in the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, officials announced Wednesday. The Gophers will host the Tigers at Williams Arena on Monday, Nov. 30.

05/13/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-3-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday…..click the link above to listen to Erik Paulsen discuss vaccinations, President Obama’s Budget and more.

02/03/2015

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Hollins Helps Minnesota Push Past Illinois 79-71

Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois. Hollins finished 10 for 15 from the field, including 5 for 7 from 3-point range, and grabbed five rebounds for the Golden Gophers (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten). Carlos Morris had 13 of his 16 points in the first half, Mo Walker chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds and Nate Mason added 10 points and six assists.

01/24/2015

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With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80

Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.

01/17/2015

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Michigan Rallies For 62-57 Win Over Minnesota

Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert scored 15 points apiece, and Michigan rallied for a 62-57 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Wolverines (10-6, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 49-40 after Minnesota’s Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers (11-6, 0-4) went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal, struggling to convert against Michigan’s 1-3-1 defense.

01/10/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-7-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines In…..

Many metro school districts closed their doors today due to severe windchill….

01/07/2015

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Minnesota Crushes Div. II-Franklin Pierce, 109-57

Carlos Morris scored 16 points and freshman Nate Mason added 15 Thursday night as Minnesota defeated Franklin Pierce 109-57 in NIT Season Tip-Off action. Minnesota shot 58.3 percent from the field, 11 of 15 3-pointers (73.3 percent) in the romp. Senior guard Andre Hollinshad 14 points and eight rebounds, while forward Joey King added 11 points.

11/20/2014

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Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season Opener

Ever challenge your dad to a game of horse in the driveway? Well, that’s kind of what it’ll be like for Richard Pitino Friday night, only on a slightly bigger scale.

11/14/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-17-14

Click the above link to listen back to highlights from Tuesday’s Show

07/17/2014

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Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 In OT At NIT

The Pitino family still has a chance to win a championship this season. Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 Tuesday night to reach the NIT title game at Madison Square Garden.

04/02/2014

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After Missing Big Dance, Gophers Host High Point In NIT

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/18/2014

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Hollins, Mathieu Earn Big Ten Honors For Gophers

The Big Ten Conference handed out its season honors on Monday with the league’s postseason tournament a few days away, and a pair of Gophers were recognized. Junior guards Andre Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu were both named to the All-Big Ten Honorable Mention team.

03/11/2014

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Gophers Basketball Announces 2015 Big Ten Schedule

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2015 men’s basketball schedule for the teams around the league on Friday. Minnesota, like every other Big Ten team, will face five teams at home and on the road during the regular season.

02/28/2014

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2-27-14 PODCASTS: John Hines Fills In For Dave Lee On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Trying something new….If you missed something from today’s show, click the link above to search for an interview from earlier today on WCCO!

02/27/2014

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Minnesota Races Past No. 20 Iowa 95-89

Austin Hollins and his Minnesota teammates were in one of those familiar February slumps. They fueled all that frustration into their finest shooting performance of the season, and No. 20 Iowa had the misfortune of being in the way.

02/25/2014

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2-20-14 Amelia Rayno Talks Gopher Hoops On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Catch Amelia Thursday mornings with Dave Lee. Listen to her recap of last night’s loss by clicking the link above.

02/20/2014

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Nunn Helps Illinois Shoot Down Minnesota, 62-49

Andre Hollins led Minnesota (17-10, 6-8) with 15 points, and Austin Hollins and Mo Walker each added 10. The Gophers have lost six of their last nine games.

02/20/2014

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2-13-14 Amelia Rayno On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Gophers are trying to make it a Men’s and Women’s sweep of Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Amelia Rayno of the Star Tribune has a a preview. Click the above link to listen!

02/13/2014

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2-10-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gopher Wrestling team topples #1 Penn State. Mike has the details.

02/10/2014

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2-6-14 Amelia Rayno On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to what Amelia Rayno, Gopher Basketball Beat Writer for the Star Tribune had to say about last night’s dramatic loss at Purdue. Click the link to hear the podcast.

02/06/2014

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1-27-14 Sid Hartman On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Sid’s thoughts on the weekend in sports by clicking the link above.

01/27/2014

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