Minnesota Routs Turnover-Prone Arkansas 85-71Amir Coffey scored all 19 of his points in the second half, after Akeem Springs made three 3-pointers over the final 5 minutes of the first half to finish with 11 points and help Minnesota pull away for an 85-71 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night.
Carlos Morris Dismissed From Gophers Basketball TeamSenior guard Carlos Morris was dismissed from the University of Minnesota basketball team on Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Richard Pitino said in a statement.
Gopher Basketball, Hockey To Play In 2018 'Super Saturday' In New YorkThe Big Ten announced Wednesday that the University of Minnesota will be a part of a basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in 2018. The Gopher men's basketball team will face Ohio State on Jan. 20, 2018. That same day, the Gopher men's hockey team will face Michigan State.
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.
4 Reasons Minnesota Sports Are Currently 'Loserville USA'Just as we all got our hopes up as Minnesota sports fans, things got back to reality for many of our local teams as the calendar changed to January 2016. Here are four reasons why the Minnesota sports scene is currently "Loserville USA." To make a long story short, Minnesota's three professional winter teams and the Gophers men's basketball team are a combined 4-22 in January.
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.
Gophers' King Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The WeekSenior forward Joey King is off to a fast start as the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is 2-0 after wins over the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Louisiana-Monroe. King was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Monday.
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.
Pitino Looking To Make Progress In 3rd Season With GophersRichard Pitino's first season at Minnesota showed plenty of promise with 25 wins and an NIT championship. But last year, the Golden Gophers stumbled to an 18-15 finish, 6-12 in the Big Ten and missed out on a postseason berth.
Richard Pitino Defends Father In Louisville ScandalThe University of Minnesota men's basketball season is here. That's right, they've been at work for some time but Wednesday was media day at Williams Arena. The day brought the media out to ask the head coach questions about his father's program.
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.
Gophers Add Davonte Fitzgerald To Complete 2015 Classhe University of Minnesota men's basketball team added Davonte Fitzgerald to its 2015 class on Tuesday, coach Richard Pitino announced. Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota after two seasons at Texas A&M.