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.
King, Dorsey Lead Gophers Past UL-Monroe 67-56Kevin Dorsey and Joey King keyed a second-half surge and Minnesota rallied to beat Louisiana-Monroe 67-56 on Sunday. King finished with 20 points, Nate Mason had 12 and Dorsey 11 for the Golden Gophers (2-0).
King Scores 22 To Lead Minnesota Over UMKC, 76-58Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points and Minnesota pulled away from Missouri-Kansas City in the second half for a 76-58 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Gophers Beat UM-Crookston In Exhibition Opener, 74-57The University of Minnesota men's basketball team opened its season with a 74-57 victory over Minnesota-Crookston Sunday night in an exhibition game at Williams Arena.
Pitino Looking To Make Progress In 3rd Season With GophersRichard Pitino's first season at Minnesota showed plenty of promise with 25 wins and an NIT championship. But last year, the Golden Gophers stumbled to an 18-15 finish, 6-12 in the Big Ten and missed out on a postseason berth.
Kaminsky Scores 21, No. 5 Wisconsin Beats MinnesotaSophomore Bronson Koenig's continued development as the starting point guard has kept No. 5 Wisconsin rolling on its methodical march toward the Big Ten regular season title.
Michigan Rallies For 62-57 Win Over MinnesotaDerrick Walton and Caris LeVert scored 15 points apiece, and Michigan rallied for a 62-57 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Wolverines (10-6, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 49-40 after Minnesota's Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers (11-6, 0-4) went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal, struggling to convert against Michigan's 1-3-1 defense.
Minnesota Sneaks Past Furman 86-76Joey King made 8 of 11 shots and scored 19 points as Minnesota got past Furman 86-76 on Monday.
Gophers' Nate Mason Named Big Ten Freshman Of The WeekThe Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Nate Mason of the University of Minnesota has been named the league's Freshman of the Week for men's basketball.
Harrison Helps St. John's Beat Minnesota 70-61D'Angelo Harrison had a key four-point play and finished with 19 points and five steals to help St. John's beat Minnesota 70-61 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. Harrison converted the four-point play with 2:23 left to give St. John's a 65-59 lead. He saved a loose ball before diving out of bounds, then drifted to the right corner and was fouled on a 3-pointer.
Minnesota Crushes Div. II-Franklin Pierce, 109-57Carlos Morris scored 16 points and freshman Nate Mason added 15 Thursday night as Minnesota defeated Franklin Pierce 109-57 in NIT Season Tip-Off action. Minnesota shot 58.3 percent from the field, 11 of 15 3-pointers (73.3 percent) in the romp. Senior guard Andre Hollinshad 14 points and eight rebounds, while forward Joey King added 11 points.
Gophers Basketball Adds 3 To 2014 ClassThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team added three more players to its 2014 class on Monday as they signed National Letters of Intent, coach Richard Pitino announced. Minnesota has added forwards Gaston Diedhiou and Bakary Konate as well as guard Zach Lofton.