Nearly 180 people are finally in the Twin Cities after a rough night. American Airlines said a flight that left from Charlotte, N.C. had to turn around shortly after takeoff due to a security threat.
Minnesota junior Oto Osenieks will end his playing career a year early. The university announced Wednesday it will seek an NCAA medical waiver to keep his scholarship from counting against the 13-player limit next season.
Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday.
Aggressive defense and the fast break go together in basketball, and Minnesota has both facets working well so far.