What made the Gophers’ win over No. 1-ranked Indiana all the more stunning was how poorly the Gophers have been playing with back-to-back 20-point plus losses on the road.
Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost a game this season.
Friday night he scored a goal in the Gophers win over Wisconsin. The fact Nick Bjugstad is playing for the Gophers this season is a story by itself. With a professional option in front of him, he chose to come back – with no regrets.
Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help No. 12 Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat No. 18 Minnesota 61-50 Wednesday night.
Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 victory over Iowa on Sunday afternoon.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Trey Burke had 18 points and nine assists to help No. 5 Michigan stave off No. 9 Minnesota 83-75 on Thursday night.
Before he was a Gopher, Rodney Williams was a high-flying star at Robbinsdale Cooper.
Minnesota made plenty of plays Friday night. They simply could not make one when it mattered most.
Starting guard Joe Coleman scored 12 points, and No. 13 Minnesota got 42 points from its reserves in a 75-50 rout of Lafayette on Saturday night.
Le’Veon Bell rumbled for a career-high 266 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to put the game away, leading Michigan State to a 26-10 victory over Minnesota on Saturday to secure a spot in a bowl game.
Tom Serratore’s goal early in the third period was the game-winner as Minnesota beat Wisconsin 3-1.
Freshman Dylan Margonari scored his first game-winning goal late in the third period as Minnesota State, Mankato beat Minnesota 5-3 Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been ruled out of the game at Minnesota.
Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Ten’s strength has been questioned all season after some ugly wins and bad losses for several of its top-tier teams. Purdue and Minnesota have found the league to be plenty challenging.