Walton, Michigan Top Gophers 82-74Derrick Walton Jr. sparked Michigan's strong start with 19 of his career-high 26 points in the first half, and the Wolverines hung on to beat Minnesota 82-74 Wednesday and give the Gophers their 13th consecutive loss.
No. 19 Hoosiers Top Gophers 74-68Thomas Bryant scored a career-high 23 points Saturday to help No. 19 Indiana hang on for a 74-68 victory over Minnesota.
Illinois Tops Minnesota In OT WinIllinois displayed the ingredients for success that have been missing so much this season, using grit, poise and resiliency to prevail in overtime.
Gophers Upset Bid At Michigan Comes Up ShortZak Irvin had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan overcame uncharacteristically poor shooting to hold off upset-minded Minnesota 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Wilcats Maul Gophers 77-52Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points and Tre Demps added 13 as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 77-52 on Saturday. Joey van Zegeren added 11 points and Bryant McIntosh had 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten), who posted their biggest victory ever at Minnesota's Williams Arena.
Penn State Hoops Over Minnesota 86-77Payton Banks scored 24 points and Penn State beat Minnesota 86-77 on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) used a 14-6 run over the final 3:46 to avoid an 0-3 start in the Big Ten and spoiled a hot-shooting night for the Golden Gophers (6-9, 0-3 Big Ten), who made 11 3-pointers and led for most of the game.
Michigan State Bounces Back To Beat Gophers 69-61Bryn Forbes scored 20 points, making three 3-pointers in the second half to help top-ranked Michigan State stave off Minnesota for a 69-61 victory on Saturday in response to a loss at Iowa earlier in the week.
Loving's 20 Points Lead Ohio State Past Minnesota 78-63Marc Loving scored 20 points and JaQuan Lyle had 13 assists, and Ohio State pulled away from Minnesota for a 78-63 win on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Carroll Helps Oklahoma State Slip By Gophers 62-60Jeffrey Carroll scored nine of his 12 points in the second half as Oklahoma State held on to beat Minnesota 62-60 in a neutral-site game at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday night.
Burnette's Layup Lifts South Dakota Over Gophers 85-81 In OTTre Burnette had 14 points and the go-ahead layup with 35 seconds left in the second overtime, lifting South Dakota to an 85-81 victory over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
Murphy Leads Gophers Past Clemson In ACC/Big Ten ChallengeJordan Murphy had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota to an 89-83 victory over Clemson in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Monday night. Murphy hit 9 of 16 shots and Nate Mason added 17 points with eight assists for the Golden Gophers (5-2).
Gophers Fall To Temple At Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 75-70Devin Coleman scored 12 of his 15 points in the final seven minutes, and Temple rallied past Minnesota 75-70 on Thursday in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic.