C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 8 Syracuse held off Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the first round of the Maui Invitational. The Orange (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with little more than two minutes left.
The University of Minnesota basketball team announced Wednesday the signing of three players to the program for the 2014-15 season. High school athletes all across the country signed letters of intent for their college choice as the early signing period started Wednesday.
Will it be enough for the Gophers to keep up in the tough, deep Big Ten? That’s the biggest of many questions about this team, which must find a way to counteract the loss of standout post players Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams.
Fans hoping to get their first look at the Gopher men’s basketball team under first-year coach Richard Pitino can do so on Oct. 18. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host an open scrimmage at Williams Arena at 7 p.m. that day.
The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota announced the decision on Tuesday.
The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle says the decision came Wednesday. Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino’s father, Rick.
Nine of the Gopher men’s basketball team’s 13 non-conference games for the 2013-14 season will be played within the friendly confines of Williams Arena. Game times and TV rights will be released by the Big Ten Conference at a later date.
The University of Minnesota basketball team learned Wednesday morning it will face a national powerhouse Syracuse in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The Gophers, under the direction of first-year coach Richard Pitino, will face the Orange at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN 2.
Officials announced Wednesday that the Gopher men’s basketball team will host Florida State in early December as part of the Big 10/ACC Challenge.
The University of Minnesota basketball program announced Wednesday that junior college recruit Deandre Mathieu has signed to play with the Gophers.
University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino announced three more additions to his basketball staff on Thursday.
Flip Saunders’ best bet with the Timberwolves might be to join the front office and serve as a backup plan as coach if Rick Adelman does not come back or has to take a leave during the year.
Happy Face Or Sad Face With The Hire?
Richard Pitino has built a resume as one of the nation’s up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and bears a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.
One of the most athletic players in recent memory at the University of Minnesota will get one more chance to show off his skill on a national stage.