Starting guard Joe Coleman scored 12 points, and No. 13 Minnesota got 42 points from its reserves in a 75-50 rout of Lafayette on Saturday night.
Minnesota freshman Wally Ellenson has a broken left hand and will miss six to eight weeks.
The Gopher basketball team is looking for help this year, and they have someone lined up for next year who can hopefully give them a boost.
Charles Buggs of Arlington, Texas and Wally Elenson from Rice Lake, Wis., made their college decisions official by signing on Wednesday to play for the Gophers next season.