Willis, Battle Lead Gophers Past Dolphins 55-44Payton Willis scored 17 points and Jamison Battle 14 as Minnesota strung together a 12-2 run over six minutes late in the game to defeat Jacksonville 55-44 on Wednesday night.
Big Finish Lifts Gopher Men Past Kansas City In Ben Johnson's DebutJamison Battle scored 18 points, Minnesota allowed just four points over the final seven minutes and the Golden Gophers defeated Kansas City 71-56 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams.
As Ben Johnson Takes Over, Gophers Put The 'New' In New LookNew Minnesota coach Ben Johnson might have been wise to start the first practice with some get-to-know-you icebreakers before moving onto the shooting, passing and defense drills.
Gopher Men Add Grad Transfer Sutherlin From New HampshireMinnesota has added another graduate transfer in former New Hampshire guard Sean Sutherlin, the Gophers announced Wednesday.
Gophers Basketball: U Of M Board Of Regents Votes To Approve Contract For New Head Coach Ben JohnsonThe University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved in a special meeting Wednesday the employment agreement for Ben Johnson, the new Gophers men's basketball coach.
Dave Thorson And Jason Kemp Announced As New Assistant Coaches For U of MUniversity of Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson, whose contract is subject to Board of Regents approval, announced two additions to his staff today in assistant coaches Dave Thorson and Jason Kemp.
Gophers' Ben Johnson Adds 2 Assistants With Minnesota Ties To StaffNew Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson.
Gophers Off Hook For Buyout Of Richard PitinoMinnesota does not owe a buyout payment to former basketball coach Richard Pitino for his dismissal, according to the separation agreement provided Wednesday by the university.
'I’m The Right Guy For This Job': New Gophers Coach Ben Johnson Aims To Keep Top State Talent HomeBen Johnson arrived at Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle's house already dressed for the job he was there to interview for.
College Basketball’s Future Coaches Meet At Villa 7 In a ballroom in a downtown Minneapolis hotel sit the brightest young minds in college basketball. It’s an exclusive event. You can’t buy or even win your way in – you have to be invited to Villa 7. Mike Ellis is the Gophers associate athletic director and founder of Villa 7
Minnesota's Pitino Hires Seton Hall AssistantNew Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired Dan McHale from Seton Hall to complete his staff.
Pitino Hires Former Gopher, MN Native Ben JohnsonFormer Gopher guard Ben Johnson will return to the University of Minnesota as part of head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino's staff.
2 Minnesota-Raised Basketball Players Coach For UNIBen Johnson played for the Gophers, Eric Crawford played at the University of Northern Iowa and now both are coaches for Crawford’s college.