AP Source: Minnesota Coach Richard Pitino To Return For 8th SeasonMinnesota coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Friday.
Excitement Builds As Gophers Prepare For NCAA OpenerThe Minnesota Gophers will open the NCAA Tournament Thursday in Des Moines. They are a No. 10 seed taking on 7-seed Louisville, and there's a lot of excitement ahead of the game.
Gophers Basketball (Nearly) Healthy As Practice StartsRichard Pitino has his full complement of players and, some promising freshmen as well in Daniel Oturu, Gabe Kalscheur and Jarvis Omersa.
Matz Stockman Leaving Gophers Basketball ProgramMinnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the University of Minnesota basketball program without playing in a game.
Bates-Diop, No. 22 Ohio State Top Minnesota 67-49Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Ohio State over Minnesota 67-49 Saturday for its 7th straight win.
Isaiah Washington Brings ‘The Jelly’ To GophersIt's been a long time since the Minnesota Gopher men's basketball team has had an incoming freshman arrive with so much fame.
Spartans Beat Gophers In OT 75-74Alvin Ellis III made two free throws with 10.6 seconds left in overtime to finish with 20 points and give Michigan State the lead, capping a 75-74 comeback victory by the Spartans over Minnesota on Tuesday after the Gophers took a 13-point lead into halftime.
Gophers Beat LIU Brooklyn 76-66 For 5th Straight WinDupree McBrayer scored 21 points and Nate Mason added 19 points and seven assists for the Minnesota Gophers, who are now 11-1.
Suspended Gophers Possibly Linked To Sex TapesThree Gopher basketball players have been sidelined, and there are reports that two graphic sex tapes are to blame.
Hoosiers Beat Gophers In 10th-Straight WinYogi Ferrell had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help sluggish Indiana win its 10th straight game with a 70-63 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Nick Zeisloft scored 15 points and the Hoosiers (15-3, 5-0 Big Ten) made 8 of 25 3-pointers to outlast Minnesota. Zeisloft went 5 for 8 from deep and Thomas Bryant added 10 points and seven rebounds for Indiana.
Wilcats Maul Gophers 77-52Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points and Tre Demps added 13 as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 77-52 on Saturday. Joey van Zegeren added 11 points and Bryant McIntosh had 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten), who posted their biggest victory ever at Minnesota's Williams Arena.
Penn State Hoops Over Minnesota 86-77Payton Banks scored 24 points and Penn State beat Minnesota 86-77 on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) used a 14-6 run over the final 3:46 to avoid an 0-3 start in the Big Ten and spoiled a hot-shooting night for the Golden Gophers (6-9, 0-3 Big Ten), who made 11 3-pointers and led for most of the game.
South Dakota State Dominates Minnesota 84-70Jake Bittle scored a career-high 25 points for South Dakota State, which dominated from start to finish on both ends of the floor for an 84-70 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the second loss in four days at home by the Gophers to a border-state team from the mid-major Summit League.
Gophers Holds Off Mavericks 93-90Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday. Carlos Morris scored 17 points, Nate Mason added 16 and freshman Jordan Murphy chipped in 14 for the Golden Gophers (4-2).
Minnesota Holds Off Missouri State 74-69 In Puerto Ricojoey King scored 18 points to help Minnesota beat Missouri State 74-69 Friday in the consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Carlos Morris added 12 points for the Gophers (3-1), who got off to a fast start to build a double-digit lead that reached 18 points early in the second half.