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  • Middle Tennessee sends Minnesota home

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The record will show that the first upset of the 2017 NCAA Tournament was orchestrated by the 12th seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. But ask any of the Blue Raiders about their 81-72 victory over the No. 5 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers in a first round South Regional contest..." March 16

  • Walton Jr., Michigan punch ticket to Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "Derrick Walton, Jr. had 19 of his 29 points in the second half and Moritz Wagner had 14 of his 17 points in the first half as eighth-seeded Michigan defeated Minnesota 84-77 on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. in the first Big Ten Conference semifinal of the afternoon...." March 11

  • Minnesota's Akeem Springs out for season with torn Achilles tendon

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The spiritual leader and best outside shooter on the Gophers men’s basketball will miss the rest of the season because of an Achilles injury he suffered Friday in Minnesota’s victory over Michigan State in Washington, D.C. Senior Akeem Springs, the team’s starting shooting guard, posted on..." March 11

  • No. 22 Wisconsin stops skid, Minnesota with defense

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Coach Greg Gard takes pride in No. 22 Wisconsin's defense, and the Badgers delivered a second-half crackdown to sweep the two-game season series with Minnesota. Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 17 points as Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 66-49 in the Big Ten..." March 05

  • Minnesota keeps rolling with 88-73 win over Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "After Minnesota lost a fifth straight game five weeks ago, a top-four finish in the Big Ten seemed like a pipe dream. After routing Nebraska 88-73 on Thursday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota is one game from realizing that dream. Nate Mason had a game-high 25 points on 9-of-13..." March 02

  • Lynch, Minnesota swats away Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Blocking shots is Minnesota center Reggie Lynch's specialty. But they often come with a price: fouls. On Saturday in Minneapolis, however, Lynch recorded 11 blocks, setting a Minnesota single-season record, and committed zero fouls for the first time all season as the Golden Gophers beat..." February 25

  • Minnesota wins sixth straight, upsets No. 24 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It has been a bumpy season for Akeem Springs, the redshirt senior guard for Minnesota. The Illinois native entered Wednesday averaging less than 10 points per game, but once again he came through big against No. 24 Maryland. Springs, who made just his 10th start,..." February 22

  • Murphy helps Minnesota outlast Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Minnesota win its fifth straight game with an 83-78 overtime triumph over Michigan on Sunday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis Trailing 75-74 with 3:18 remaining in overtime, Minnesota scored five straight points to take a..." February 19

  • Minnesota upends Indiana on late shot by Springs

    The Sports Xchange "Akeem Springs made a jump shot with three seconds remaining to give Minnesota a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Springs, who was 2 for 13 from the field, followed his missed 3-point attempt with the winning shot. The Hoosiers' James Blackmon Jr. missed a..." February 16

  • Murphy carries Minnesota past Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Jordan Murphy recorded his second straight double-double, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds in Minnesota's 72-63 win over Rutgers on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Murphy fouled out with 2:28 left and the Gophers leading 68-61. He scored 25 points and grabbed..." February 11

  • Minnesota outlasts Iowa in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan Murphy posted a career-high 25 points and 19 rebounds to help Minnesota beat Iowa 101-89 in double overtime in a Big Ten Conference game Wednesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. Nate Mason had 25 points and seven assists for Minnesota (17-7, 5-6 Big Ten). Akeem Springs..." February 09

  • Balanced attack helps Minnesota beat Illinois, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "In a battle of Big Ten teams desperate for a victory, Minnesota's early second-half burst set the stage for a 68-59 victory over Illinois on Saturday afternoon in Champaign, Ill. Junior center Reggie Lynch paced a balanced attack with 15 points and six rebounds for the Golden Gophers (16-7,..." February 04

  • Refreshed freshmen lead No. 22 Maryland over Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Maryland coach Mark Turgeon broke from his standard practice schedule before the No. 22-ranked Terrapins were set to play in Minnesota on Saturday. Turgeon had seen some of his freshmen struggle in a home win against Rutgers on Tuesday, so Turgeon gave the players two days..." January 28

  • Ohio State tops Minnesota 78-72

    The Sports Xchange "Trevor Thompson had a career-high 19 points and Ohio State beat Minnesota 78-72 on Wednesday night in a Big Ten game at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. JaQuan Lyle made two free throws and Thompson hit one with six seconds left to seal the win. An 11-2 Minnesota run had cut Ohio..." January 25

  • Happ lifts No. 17 Wisconsin to OT win vs. Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Wisconsin sophomore Ethan Happ couldn't help but sprawl out on the Williams Arena court when a final shot attempt for Minnesota missed the mark. Happ and the No. 17 Badgers put in a full day's work and survived against the young, upstart Gophers. Happ scored 28 points,..." January 21

  • Minnesota lands 4-star C Daniel Oturu for 2018 class

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With a big smile, Woodbury native Daniel Oturu donned a maroon-and-gold Gophers hat at Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday afternoon, signaling his commitment to play basketball at the U and continuing the in-state recruiting momentum for Richard Pitino’s program. Sixteen months after Pitino landed..." January 20

  • Carr lifts Penn State over No. 24 Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Tony Carr surveyed the court and decided to drive. He leapt, drew a foul and sank two free throws with five seconds left to lift Penn State to a 52-50 win over No. 24 Minnesota on Saturday. Referees had to go to a review to determine whether Carr was indeed fouled by..." January 14

  • Michigan State takes down No. 24 Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One big half from freshman forward Miles Bridges was all Michigan State needed to secure its second win of the season over No. 24 Minnesota. Bridges scored all of his game-high 16 points by halftime and the Spartans cruised to a 65-47 victory on Wednesday at the..." January 11

  • Minnesota beats Ohio State for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "Akeem Springs came off the bench to drill five 3-pointers and score 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 points for his career, on Sunday night as Minnesota recorded a 78-68 Big Ten Conference win over Ohio State at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Springs' last 3 swished with three seconds on..." January 08

  • Minnesota holds off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Nate Mason was perfect on eight free throw tries in the final 26 seconds to help Minnesota hold off a late Northwestern surge for a 70-66 Big Ten victory on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Amir Coffey scored 17 points and Reggie Lynch added 12 as the Golden Gophers (14-2, 2-1) rallied from a..." January 06

  • Minnesota knocks off No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- At 13.5 points a game, Minnesota guard Nate Mason entered Sunday's Big Ten game at Purdue with a solid but certainly not spectacular scoring average. Against the No. 15 Boilermakers, Mason was spectacular, contributing 31 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and two..." January 01

  • Michigan State rallies to nip Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Alvin Ellis scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws that gave Michigan State the lead with 10.5 seconds to play in overtime, and the Spartans pulled out a 75-74 comeback road win over Minnesota on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams at Williams Arena in..." December 28

  • Minnesota gets past Arkansas State

    The Sports Xchange "It took a late 9-2 run for Minnesota to put away a stubborn Arkansas State team in a battle between two of the nation's most-improved programs. Dupree McBrayer made 6 of 10 shots from the field and led the Gophers with 19 points in an 82-75 victory on Friday night in Minneapolis. The..." December 23

  • Minnesota moves to 11-1 with 76-66 win

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Dupree McBrayer scored a career-high 21 points as Minnesota topped LIU-Brooklyn 76-66 on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Minnesota (11-1) led 38-24 at halftime, but four consecutive LIU-Brooklyn 3-pointers led to a 12-0 run that cut the margin to 38-36 with 1:51 left, forcing a Golden..." December 14

  • Gophers stroll past Northern Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Five Golden Gophers scored in double figures as Minnesota maintained its mastery of Northern Illinois with a 77-56 nonconference victory Sunday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Reggie Lynch collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Murphy added 12 points and 10 boards as the Golden..." December 11

  • Minnesota buries Georgia Southern 86-49

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Nate Mason had a big all-around game off the bench with 14 points and nine assists and Minnesota barraged Georgia Southern with 12 3-pointers in an 86-49 win on Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Mason also had six rebounds and five steals, and sophomore guard Dupree..." December 10

  • Minnesota outlasts NJIT

    The Sports Xchange "Akeem Springs came off the bench to post 19 points and seven rebounds, helping Minnesota beat New Jersey Institute of Technology 74-68 on Tuesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. Nate Mason scored 18 points for Minnesota (8-1). Amir Coffey had 13 points and eight rebounds...." December 06

  • Minnesota slips past Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan Murphy had a double-double and freshman Amir Coffey hit two huge shots in the final minutes as Minnesota beat Vanderbilt 56-52 on Saturday night at the Samford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. With the Gophers trailing by two, Coffey hit a short jumper over Vanderbilt 7-foot-1 center..." December 03

  • Florida State lands Minnesota its first loss

    The Sports Xchange "Minnesota lost for the first time this season and Florida State remained unbeaten at home with a 75-67 victory on Monday night in the opener of the 18th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee, Fla. Guard Dwayne Bacon, as he has done in every game but one this year, led Florida State in..." November 28

  • Minnesota holds Southern Illinois in check

    The Sports Xchange "In a game widely expected to be a high-scoring affair, Minnesota held Southern Illinois scoreless for a long stretch in each half to claim a 57-45 non-conference victory on Friday night at Williams Arena. Freshman guard Amir Coffey's 13 points and sophomore guard Dupree McBrayer's 11 points..." November 25

  • Unbeaten Minnesota rides balanced attack past Arkansas

    The Sports Xchange "Amir Coffey scored 19 points and five teammates joined him in double figures as Minnesota extended a season-opening unbeaten streak to five with an 85-71 non-conference victory over Arkansas on Tuesday at Williams Arena. Nate Mason had 13 points, Eric Curry scored 12, Akeem Springs had 11..." November 22

  • Coffey, Minnesota hold off St. John's

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Amir Coffey scored a career-high 30 points as Minnesota overcame a cold start and held off St. John's 92-86 Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Coffey had 17 of his points in the first half as the Gophers (4-0) overcome an early 13-point deficit to lead by 10 at the..." November 19

  • Big second half propels Minnesota past Mount St. Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Jordan Murphy dominated the paint and Minnesota again used a big second-half run to top Mount St. Mary's 80-56 at home on Wednesday. After a 3-pointer by guard Junior Robinson got the Mountaineers (0-3) within 49-42 with 13:34 to play, the Golden Gophers went on a 12-0 run to push..." November 16

  • Second-half rally pushes Minnesota to victory

    The Sports Xchange "A 22-3 run to start the second half helped Minnesota race past Texas-Arlington for an 84-67 victory on Monday on the Golden Gophers' home court. The Golden Gophers (2-0) trailed 41-35 at the half, but were a different team after the break. Minnesota center Reggie Lynch opened the second-half..." November 14

  • Minnesota rolls past Louisiana-Lafayette

    The Sports Xchange "Five players scored in double figures to lead Minnesota to an 86-74 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in a nonconference college basketball season opener for both teams on Friday. Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason shared top team scoring honors with 15 points apiece. Amir Coffey had 15 points..." November 11

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