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After a thrilling come from behind victory over a traditional Big Ten powerhouse, the Golden Gophers answered several questions lingering from the non-conference season, and raised the biggest question of all. How good can this team be?
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The first Big Ten basketball games launched last Monday as Michigan State played Minnesota and Iowa faced Indiana. As many Big Ten basketball fans and players were anxious to begin conference play, both games were extremely competitive and exciting.
The 9th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans 76-63. The Spartans led 61- 60 with...
We’re on the cusp of starting the most important part of the season – a time in which the Gophers square off against conference foes night in and night out. With a stacked conference this year, games are sure to be a bloodbath and the Gophers will enjoy little to no reprieve when facing off [...]
On Monday, the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans traveled to take on the 9th ranked Minnesota Gophers in what would be each school’s B1G conference opener.
The game was a hard fought, physical game throughout as both sides were absolutely playing their hearts out.
In the first half, it was Minnesota who gained the upper hand first. When Michigan State junior guard Keith Appling...
It’s a funny thing, the feelings you get after witnessing various victories. Some barely register as joy, some bring a little sense of accomplishment and others actually call for a mini celebration. Sometimes you yell, sometimes you just sit back and let the win play out. Other times you’re just excited the entire game. Yet [...]
We’ll be back later with our thoughts as soon as we convince ourselves that really happened. Gophers show resolve, fail to panic under stress The Gophers coaches spliced together video of Mike Tyson’s sledgehammer punches and showed the boxing clip right before the team took the court. The players understood the symbolism. ATB: Minnesota Tops [...]
Coach: Tubby Smith (5 seasons at Minnesota 103-68), Overall 490-213, 21 seasons
2011-12: Record 23-15 overall, 6-12 in Big Ten (9th)
Starters Returning (4) Julian Welch, Austin Hollins, Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams
Preseason Tournament: Battle of Atlantis
Top Non-Conference Games: at Florida State, at USC
Transfer Out: Chip Armelin (Southern Mississippi)
Sat Out: Trevor...
While the nation balances precariously on the edge of the fiscal cliff, the Golden Gophers dive off another cliff on Monday afternoon against the Michigan State Spartans. While politicians in both parties at least superficially try to avoid the fiscal cliff, the conference cliff is unavoidable. While the fiscal cliff can be retroactively averted by [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday.
Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play with an emphatic victory over a team that has owned them...
MINNEAPOLIS There's something about the sound of being a top 10 team. For the Gophers men's basketball team, it's a sweet sound indeed.
Minutes before Minnesota tipped off with Michigan State to start the Big Ten season, the new college basketball polls were released. In it, Minnesota moved up from No. 11 to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll, the first time the Gophers...
MINNEAPOLIS — All the numbers from the Gophers' 76-63 win over the Michigan State Spartans. Keith Appling lead MSU with 15 points and six steals while Andre Hollins had game-highs in points (22) and assists (6) for Minnesota.
Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday.
Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play with an emphatic victory over a team that has owned them for years.
Starting off a brutal 2012 Big Ten slate is hard enough, but doing it on the road is even more difficult. Fortunately enough, the Michigan State Spartans have a five game winning streak going at Minnesota’s Williams Arena, giving them a tiny bit of phycological momentum which could come in handy against the Golden Gophers. They also enter hot and well rested, winner of a tough...