Richard Pitino

Gophers Fall 81-68 To Texas Tech At Puerto Rico Tip-OffCarlos Morris and Joey King each scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (3-2), who never put together enough baskets and stops — they usually got one or the other — to close the gap once Texas Tech finally gained a cushion.
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 Basketball Signs 3 To 2016 ClassThe University of Minnesota men's basketball program signed three players to its 2016 class on Wednesday, coach Richard Pitino announced. The class is highlighted by Hopkins senior guard Amir Coffey, one of the top 50 players in the country.
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.
Richard Pitino Defends Father In Louisville ScandalThe University of Minnesota men's basketball season is here. That's right, they've been at work for some time but Wednesday was media day at Williams Arena. The day brought the media out to ask the head coach questions about his father's program.
Hopkins Prep Star Amir Coffey Commits To GophersThe Gophers got their biggest local recruit in about a decade on Monday, as Hopkins star guard Amir Coffey announced he will accept a scholarship to Minnesota and play for the Gophers next year. Coffey is the top rated player in Minnesota's high school senior class and is a consensus top-50 player nationally.
Gopher Basketball Announces 2015 Non-Conference ScheduleThe University of Minnesota men's basketball program announced its non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season on Monday. The Gophers will have eight non-conference games at Williams Arena.
Gopher Basketball Announces 2015-16 Big Ten ScheduleThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team announced its schedule for the 2015-16 Big Ten season on Thursday, and the Gophers will be tested often. Minnesota is looking to bounce back from a 6-12 record in Big Ten play last year in Richard Pitino's second season.
Gophers Announce Contract Extensions For Pitino, StollingsMinnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director.
Gopher Basketball Getting Ready For Trip To SpainThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team is already getting ready for the 2015-16 season, sort of. The Gophers will travel to Spain next week for an exhibition series.
Minnesota To Face Oklahoma State In South DakotaMinnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they'll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena.
Minnesota's Jarvis Johnson Declared Medically Unable To PlayOne of Minnesota's top incoming freshmen has been denied medical clearance to play for the men's basketball team.
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