Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten HonorsUniversity of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league's top players.
Walker Hits Late Free Throws; Minnesota Beats Iowa 64-59Maurice Walker sank two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Minnesota beat Iowa 64-59 on Thursday night. Walker finished with seven points on 1-of-5 shooting, but went 5 of 6 from the line. Andre Hollins led Minnesota (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) with 20 points, making 7 of 14 from the field.
Gophers' Walker Named Big Ten Player Of The WeekFor the second straight week, a University of Minnesota men's basketball player received recognition from the Big Ten Conference. Senior center Mo Walker was named the league's Player of the Week on Monday.
Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 In OT At NIT The Pitino family still has a chance to win a championship this season. Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 Tuesday night to reach the NIT title game at Madison Square Garden.
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.
Minnesota Defeats Cold Northwestern 54-48 DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting Northwestern 54-48 on Sunday.
Mathieu, Minnesota Overcome Indiana 66-60DeAndre Mathieu had 10 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Minnesota overtake Indiana for a 66-60 victory on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak. Maurice Walker pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Hollins added 10 points for the Gophers (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten), who lost to Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks by a total of eight points. This time, they came through in the closing minutes.
Minnesota Beats Chaminade 83-68 In Maui DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points and Minnesota came back in the second half to beat Chaminade 83-68 at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. The Golden Gophers turned around a 9-point deficit in the second half by forcing the Division II school into bad shots and five turnovers over the final 10 minutes.
Gopher Forward Maurice Walker Suspended For 6 GamesRich Pitino has yet to coach a regular season game for the Gophers, but he will spend the first six contests without junior forward Maurice Walker, who was suspended for a "violation of university policy," according to a university release.
Minnesota Looking For Mo-Mentum From WalkerTrevor Mbakwe's return from a knee injury has received plenty of attention and is considered the key to Minnesota's hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament this year.
Walker Out For Season With Knee InjuryMinnesota reserve big man Maurice Walker will miss the rest of the season with a torn posterior cruciate ligament and a torn meniscus in his knee.