Suspended Gophers Possibly Linked To Sex TapesThree Gopher basketball players have been sidelined, and there are reports that two graphic sex tapes are to blame.
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.
Wilcats Maul Gophers 77-52Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points and Tre Demps added 13 as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 77-52 on Saturday. Joey van Zegeren added 11 points and Bryant McIntosh had 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten), who posted their biggest victory ever at Minnesota's Williams Arena.
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.
South Dakota State Dominates Minnesota 84-70Jake Bittle scored a career-high 25 points for South Dakota State, which dominated from start to finish on both ends of the floor for an 84-70 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the second loss in four days at home by the Gophers to a border-state team from the mid-major Summit League.
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.
University Of Minnesota Responds To 3rd Harassment ReportThe University of Minnesota responded Monday to a third woman's claims that she was sexually harassed by former athletic director Norwood Teague by asking that anyone else with similar allegations come forward.
Walker Leads Minnesota's Romp Past Nebraska, 60-42Mo Walker led Minnesota with 19 points and eight rebounds and Andre Hollins added 12 points, helping the Gophers avenge a recent loss to Nebraska with a 60-42 victory over the sputtering Huskers on Saturday. Hollins had six assists and five rebounds, too, and the Gophers (14-9, 3-7) bounced back from their latest of six Big Ten losses by five points or fewer.
Penn State Holds Off Minnesota Rally In 63-58 WinD.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold for their second straight conference victory.
Tenacity Remains A Challenge For Minnesota's WalkerMo Walker has plenty of discipline. He dropped about 60 pounds after Richard Pitino was hired to make sure he could keep up with Minnesota coach's faster style. The 6-foot-10 center's biggest challenge these days revolves around mental toughness.
Morris, Minnesota Beat Seattle 92-57Carlos Morris scored a season-high 19 points, Mo Walker had 15 points and six rebounds and Minnesota romped past Seattle 92-57 Friday for its sixth straight victory. Andre Hollins and Nate Mason each added 15 points for the Gophers (9-2), who returned from an eight-day game break for final exams with another noncompetitive nonconference tuneup.