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DEANDRE MATHIEU RUMORS

Deandre Mathieu can shoot. Now he needs to act like it.

The success of junior college players at the Division I level is notoriously random. Devron Bostick, touted by some of as the best junior college player in the country before joining the Golden Gophers a few years ago, barely cracked Tubby Smith's rotation. Andre Ingram, who was recruited as an emergency fill-in, unexpectedly was a valuable back-up during his two seasons with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six things that need to happen at The Barn (but probably won’t).

It is getting perilously close to the start of the Golden Gophers basketball season. Practice starts tomorrow. The first game isn't much more than a month away. It might snow a bit this weekend. Things are getting real, as kids once said. Here is a wishlist for the upcoming season, with items both reasonable and unrealistic.
Via From The Barn
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Guard DeAndre Mathieu Jabs Richard Pitino About Youthful Appearance, Wishes Him Happy “12th Birthday”

Minnesota basketball head coach Richard Pitino turned 32 today, but it would be hard to fault for people for assuming he is younger. He certainly looks it. Apparently, one of his best players likes to joke about his looks, and got him pretty good with his birthday wish. It took him a year but he finally made a funny joke! pic.twitter.com/2iAAy5rNiQ — Richard Pitino (@MNCoachPitino...
Via College Spun
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu playing big part in Gophers' NCAA tourney push

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two days after Gophers junior DeAndre Mathieu scored 18 points in a win over Northwestern, Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino briefly contemplated what this season would have been like if Mathieu was not his point guard. "I don't know where we'd be without him," Pitino said. "I think about it a lot." Without Mathieu this past Sunday, Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu, Gophers break skid by finally finding way to win close game

MINNEAPOLIS -- For two straight games, Gophers point guard DeAndre Mathieu came up short with a chance to win the game in the final seconds. He wasn't about to be denied on his third attempt. With Minnesota clinging to a two-point lead Saturday against visiting Indiana, Mathieu slashed into the lane and scored a layup with 11.6 seconds remaining to put the Gophers up by four...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu adjusting well to Minnesota, Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- When DeAndre Mathieu first arrived on the University of Minnesota campus this past fall, there were questions about how the Gophers' new point guard would adjust to the big stage of the Big Ten. That wasn't just because Mathieu is listed at 5-foot-9, the shortest player on the roster. The suspicions also had to do with the competition he had faced during his...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers upset Ohio State in double-digit fashion

After near misses against Michigan and Michigan State in conference play, it was starting to look like the Gophers would never get over the hump of actually taking down one of the Big Ten’s top teams. Wins over Purdue and Penn State showed that they weren’t at the bottom of the barrel, but without a […]
Via From The Barn
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Malik Smith and DeAndre Mathieu exude confidence in Gophers' win

MINNEAPOLIS -- DeAndre Mathieu is a former junior college player now playing at the Division I level. Teammate Malik Smith is also adjusting to life in the Big Ten after playing last season at Florida International. Both of Minnesota's newcomers possess something that has allowed them to thrive as they've transitioned to a bigger stage: confidence. That trait was certainly...
Via Fox Sports North
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick guard DeAndre Mathieu perfect fit for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- New Gophers guard DeAndre Mathieu prefers tobe called "Dre," which wouldn't be a problem if Minnesota didn'talready have a guard named Dre.The latter, of course, would be junior Andre Hollins, whoalso shortens his first name for the abbreviated moniker. When forward AndreIngram was on the team last year, Dre Hollins was "Little Dre" whileteammates...
Via Fox Sports North
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Newcomer Deandre Mathieu shows Gophers' new up-tempo ways

MINNEAPOLS -- New coach Richard Pitino wants to play a quick, up-tempo style with the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, with an emphasis on pressure defense. No one exemplified the philosophy during Friday's open scrimmage Friday better than newcomer Deandre Mathieu. Mathieu was the fastest player on the floor and scored a game-high 26 points to go with two...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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