King Scores 20, Minnesota Beats Rutgers 80-68 In Big TenJoey King hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 to lead Minnesota to an 80-68 victory over Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday.
Indiana Handles Minnesota 90-71Andre Hollins finished with 23 points, while Maurice Walker and DeAndre Mathieu scored 12 points apiece for the Gophers (16-10, 5-8), who had a three-game win streak snapped.
Gophers Open 2nd Half With 21-2 Run To Beat Purdue, 62-58Andre Hollins scored 18 points and Minnesota held Purdue scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half in a 62-58 victory on Saturday. Joey King added 11 for the Golden Gophers (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who broke the game open with a 21-2 run coming out of the break. The Gophers forced eight of Purdue's season-high 23 turnovers during the surge, and then held on for dear life.
Minnesota Sneaks Past Furman 86-76Joey King made 8 of 11 shots and scored 19 points as Minnesota got past Furman 86-76 on Monday.
Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Wake, 84-69Andre Hollins scored a season-high 27 points and Minnesota beat Wake Forest 84-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Hollins hit a career-high seven 3-pointers while Carlos Morris added 15 points and Joey King had 14 for the Golden Gophers (5-2).
Minnesota Tops Georgia 66-62 In NIT Season Tip-OffThe Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 66-62 in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Joey King's season-high 15 points led the way for Minnesota (4-2). DeAndre Mathieu also had a season-high 12 points.
Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Southern Miss In NIT Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
King Scores 18, Minnesota Advances In NIT Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said he gave his team a little advice when St. Mary's started Sunday's second-round NIT game by scoring the first 14 points. "I told them to make shots, put the ball in the basket," he offered, then backtracked.
Minnesota's Osieneks To End Playing Career Early Minnesota junior Oto Osenieks will end his playing career a year early. The university announced Wednesday it will seek an NCAA medical waiver to keep his scholarship from counting against the 13-player limit next season.
Gophers Look For A ‘W’ In MadisonGopher forward Joey King say there's nothing like a Gopher-Wisconsin game. "Just the opportunity to play Wisconsin, it's something that people from Minnesota really look forward to," King said. The win the first time may have changed the Gopher's season. It also changed the way teams see Mo Walker, a key down the stretch, according to Coach Richard Pitino.
2-13-14 Amelia Rayno On The WCCO Morning News With Dave LeeGophers are trying to make it a Men's and Women's sweep of Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Amelia Rayno of the Star Tribune has a a preview. Click the above link to listen!
The Emergence Of Gopher B-Ball's Joey KingThe Gopher basketball team takes on South Dakota State Tuesday night and one of the interesting story lines on this team has been the emergence of Joey king, a transfer who returned to the Twin Cities. He's making an impact and enjoying life.