Gopher Basketball

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Minnesota Can Smile After Whipping Nebraska 81-69

Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.


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No. 6 Michigan State Beats Minnesota 66-61

Outsmarted, outhustled and even outrebounded for most of the game, Michigan State snapped back to stun Minnesota.


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No. 21 Wisconsin Outlasts Minnesota 68-61 In OT

Jordan Taylor scored 27 points for his first college win in his home state, and No. 21 Wisconsin gutted out a 68-61 overtime victory at Minnesota on Thursday night.


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Gopher Basketball Coach Previews Wisconsin Match-up

Tubby Smith called into the WCCO Morning News on Thursday.


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Gophers Gear Up For Daunting Stretch Of Games

Minnesota has worked hard to overcome the season-ending injury to star Trevor Mbakwe and those four straight losses to open Big Ten play.


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Tubby Says He’s Not Worried About Job With New AD

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he isn’t concerned about the effect of athletics director Joel Maturi’s retirement on his job status.


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Iowa Tops Minnesota 63-59

For about 37 minutes, Iowa and Minnesota played a weird game that leaned slightly toward the Gophers. Then Devyn Marble took over, providing an emphatic finish to a game that wasn’t clear until the final seconds.


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Gophers Have An Identity; Tubby Points To Poise

The question for the Gophers is whether they can keep it going and get back to the NCAA tournament despite the loss of star Trevor Mbakwe and four straight losses to start conference play.


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No. 10 Michigan State Tops Minnesota For Izzo’s 400th

Draymond Green had 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to help No. 10 Michigan State beat Minnesota 68-52 Wednesday night and give coach Tom Izzo his 400th win.


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Minnesota’s Sampson Still An Up-And-Down Performer

Ralph Sampson III came to Minnesota more than three years ago with a famous name and a 6-foot-11 frame, bringing plenty of potential to coach Tubby Smith’s program.


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Minnesota’s Mbakwe Has Surgery On Right Knee

Minnesota star Trevor Mbakwe has had reconstructive surgery on his injured right knee.


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Illinois Holds Off Minnesota 81-72 In Double OT

Brandon Paul scored a breakaway dunk that put Illinois ahead in double overtime Tuesday night and Meyers Leonard hit the layup that sealed the 81-72 victory over Minnesota.


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Minnesota Beats Appalachian State 70-56

Rodney Williams tied a career-high with 18 points as Minnesota held off Appalachian State 70-56 Tuesday night.


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Gophers Bracing To Move On Without Mbakwe

When Trevor Mbakwe crumpled to the court with a torn ligament in his right knee on Sunday, the Minnesota Gophers lost one of the most valuable players in the country.


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Minnesota Defeats Indiana State 76-69 To Advance

Julian Welch scored 17 points and Andre Hollins added 16 to lead Minnesota past Indiana State 76-69 at the Old Spice Classic on Friday.


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Mbakwe Leads Minnesota Past DePaul 86-85

Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.


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Mbakwe Leads Minnesota Again, 67-57 Over Fairfield

Trevor Mbakwe had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, going 16 for 18 from the free-throw line to give the Gophers enough for an ugly 67-57 victory over Fairfield on Thursday night.


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Gophers Basketball Lands 2 Players For 2012-13 Season

Charles Buggs of Arlington, Texas and Wally Elenson from Rice Lake, Wis., made their college decisions official by signing on Wednesday to play for the Gophers next season.


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Gopher Basketball Season Starts Tonight With Tipoff Party

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball season gets underway officially Friday night. The Gophers are hosting a tempered version of “Midnight Madness” at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena.


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Gopher Basketball Teams Host Media Day

The University of Minnesota men’s and women’s basketball teams have high expectations going into the upcoming season, and they tipped things off with media day on Thursday at Williams Arena.


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Gophers To Start Big 10 Basketball Slate On Road

The Gophers will start the Big Ten men’s basketball season with back-to-back road games against Illinois and Michigan. The conference schedule was released Wednesday.


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WCCO Morning Sports With Mike Max

Mike Max and Dave Lee had a lively sports discussion on Monday morning.


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Mike Max Talks Vikings With Dave Lee

It’s been drama and more everywhere the Vikings turn so far this season. But after a great come-from-behind victory Sunday, everything seemed to calm down at Winter Park. At least on Monday!

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Gopher Basketball: What’s Wrong With Devoe Joseph

Gopher Basketball guard Devoe Joseph was all the talk after the win Monday night in an exhibition game versus Winona State. Dave talked to Sid Hartman about the Gopher star.

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8/30/10 – Chad Hartman 2pm Hour

In the final hour of his Monday show, Chad talked to Gopher Basketball head coach Tubby Smith, live from the Fair…