Gophers Men’s Basketball
Behind 26 points from junior guard Andre Hollins, Minnesota defeated Richmond 74-59 on the road in the refurbished Robins Center Saturday night. The Golden Gophers (3-0) avoided being upset in their only nonconference road game of the season. Austin Hollins and Malik Smith scored 11 points apiece on a night where neither team shot very well. Both teams shot under 40% from the field and 70% from the line. Senior Cedrick Lindsay paced the Spiders (2-1) with 15 points on 5 of 16 from the field. Deion Taylor scored 11 points and Terry Allen ripped down 12 rebounds for the home team.
Less than 24 hours after losing to Florida in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Tubby Smith is out as the Gopher men’s basketball coach.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has yet to win an NCAA tournament game since his celebrated arrival at the school five years ago.
Trevor Mbakwe breathed a huge sigh of relief in April when the NCAA granted the star Minnesota forward a sixth season of eligibility, giving him one more chance in a college career full of them.