Men’s Basketball

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No. 21 Minnesota Beats North Florida 87-59

Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.


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Williams Leads Minnesota Rally Past Richmond 72-57

Rodney Williams helped Minnesota rally in the second half after a sluggish start, scoring 15 points with six rebounds and four assists in the Gophers’ 72-57 victory over Richmond on Sunday night.


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Court Nixes $1M Award Against U. Of Minn., Smith

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith on Wednesday, ruling that although they treated a prospective assistant coach unfairly, they couldn’t be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.


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Former Gopher Corky Taylor Dies Of Lung Cancer

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program is mourning the loss of one of its own on Thursday. Corky Taylor, who played for the Gophers from 1970 to 1973, died Thursday due to complications from lung cancer.


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Iowa Loss Rankles Gopher Coach Tubby Smith

The Gopher Men’s basketball team squandered a late, second half lead in losing to Iowa Wednesday night.


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Love Named Team USA Finalist

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been named one of 20 finalists for the United States Olympic men’s basketball team that will compete in London this summer.


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Gophers Have So Far Gotten By Without Mbakwe

The Minnesota Gophers passed their first week without star Trevor Mbakwe.


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Gophers Gear Up For Holiday Tournament In Florida

The Gophers men’s basketball team is in Florida for a Thanksgiving weekend tournament.


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Smith Treated For Prostate Cancer, Now Cancer Free

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.


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Ralph Sampson III Will Return To Gophers

Sources tell WCCO that Ralph Sampson III plans to return to the Gopher men’s basketball program and not enter the NBA Draft.


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St. Thomas Wins NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Title

It’s been a tough few months for Minnesota sports fans. The Vikings, Wolves and Wild all struggled, not to mention a bunch of Gopher teams. However, the University of St. Thomas has been an island of success in that sea of struggles.


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Nance, Hannon Lead St. Thomas To D-III Title

Surprisingly reserved and composed after winning the Division III men’s basketball national championship, Tyler Nicolai spoke for three teammate and his coach.


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Tubby Smith Expects To Be Back At Minnesota

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he expects to be back at Minnesota next season.


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Freefall: Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, Too

Minnesota’s late-season slide was sharp enough to keep the Gophers from even getting in the NIT.


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Nostalgia With Former Gopher Star Mychal Thompson

In an era sprinkled with first round picks, one stood out — Mychal Thompson.





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