Blake Hoffarber has played at least 34 of 40 minutes in nine of Minnesota’s 11 Big Ten games this season.
Minnesota point guard Al Nolen will have surgery on his broken right foot, raising the question about whether he’ll be able to play for the Gophers again this season.
Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III scored 13 points apiece to lead No. 15 Minnesota over slumping Michigan 69-64 on Saturday night.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team has surged back into the national rankings.
Trevor Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Ralph Sampson III matched his career high with seven blocked shots to help Minnesota beat Iowa 69-59 on Sunday night.
David Lighty scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State survived a scare when Austin Hollins’ 3-pointer came up short in the final seconds, allowing the Buckeyes to remain unbeaten with a 67-64 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Once again, the St. Thomas Tommies are unbeaten and sitting atop the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in men’s basketball.
Al Nolen’s solid performance helped Minnesota win the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament last month and surge into the national rankings.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team has cracked the national rankings at No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press poll.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team has signed Hopkins guard Joe Coleman and Memphis guard Andre Hollins to national letters of intent.