Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, TooThis frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.
Minnesota Tops Georgia 66-62 In NIT Season Tip-OffThe Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 66-62 in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Joey King's season-high 15 points led the way for Minnesota (4-2). DeAndre Mathieu also had a season-high 12 points.
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.
Brown, SMU Face Pitino & Minnesota For NIT TitleWith two famous names on the sideline, the NIT championship has a New York feel. One coach is a rising young star, the other is in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career. Both with boyhood ties to the Big Apple.
Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 In OT At NIT The Pitino family still has a chance to win a championship this season. Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 Tuesday night to reach the NIT title game at Madison Square Garden.
Minn., 3 More College Teams Get To Play At Madison Square GardenThe court at Madison Square Garden got quite a workout over the weekend with the East Regional of the NCAA tournament held there. Four more college teams are back at the Garden in a hurry as the NIT semifinals will be played there Tuesday and the title game on Thursday.
Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Southern Miss In NIT Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
King Scores 18, Minnesota Advances In NIT Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said he gave his team a little advice when St. Mary's started Sunday's second-round NIT game by scoring the first 14 points. "I told them to make shots, put the ball in the basket," he offered, then backtracked.
After Missing Big Dance, Gophers Host High Point In NITThe Gophers aren't in the NCAA Tournament. Instead in a weird bit of poetry, they'll play Tubby Smith's alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.
Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big DanceThe Gophers aren't in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they'll play Tubby Smith's alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.
No NCAA Tourney, But Gophers Get No. 1 Seed In NIT Minnesota's first postseason under coach Richard Pitino will be in the NIT, just like his predecessor Tubby Smith.
Good Question: What’s Winning Worth In College Sports? When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.