Minnesota’s Joey King moved to tears after Golden Gophers shock Maryland

Minnesota is in the midst one of its worst basketball seasons in recent memory. Heading into Thursday the Golden Gophers were losers of their last 14, and winless in Big Ten play. No one expected Minnesota to buck that trend against the Maryland, No. 6 team in the country, even if the game was at home. However, Minnesota pulled off the near-impossible, beating the Terrapins 68-63...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota player gives great interview after upset win

Minnesota Golden Gophers senior forward Joey King was overcome with emotion during a postgame interview after the team pulled off a stunning 68-63 upset the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins on their home court at Williams Arena on Thursday night. The victory was Minnesota’s first Big Ten win of the season after starting the conference portion of their schedule 0-13. The shocking outcome...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey King's emotional postgame interview is why we love college basketball

Minnesota senior forward Joey King scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench in the Golden Gophers' 68-63 upset win over No. 6 Maryland on Thursday night.The stunning victory gave Minnesota its first win in Big Ten play, snapping a 14-game losing streak that has lasted more than two months. Following the win, King gave an emotional postgame interview with the Big Ten...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

King scores big in Gophers loss to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Shep Garner's eyes blazed through droplets of sweat that rolled off his forehead. He didn't reach for a towel or even a drink, too preoccupied with a question he didn't expect to hear this early in the season.Had Penn State faced a must-win situation in just its third game of the Big Ten schedule?"No doubt," Garner said. "No doubt."Thanks to Garner's matter...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Gophers vs. Somebody

I'm taking my kids to the Gopher game tomorrow.  I just now realized that I have no idea who they're playing, that's how checked out I am this year.  That's kind of the reason I haven't written a post game post in a while.  I watch the games, I take notes like usual, then the Gophers self combust and lose the game in some kind of disheartening way and I really don't want to write...
Via Down with Goldy
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

King and Walker must play big to stop the still massive Seminoles.

For the second time in three seasons, the Gophers will play in the N.I.T. semi-finals in New York City. Their opponent, the Florida State Seminoles, failed to make the NCAA tournament in large part because of their loss back in December to the Golden Gophers in the Big Ten - ACC Challenge. The Gophers will be out for revenge too, in a bit more convoluted way. Their once "good win...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker helps Gophers rally to advance in NIT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joey King scored 18 points and top-seeded Minnesota spotted St. Mary's a big early lead before surging to a 63-55 win in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. The Gophers fell behind 14-0 after they didn't score in the game's first 6:50, finally breaking through on Maurice Walker's layup. Walker also gave Minnesota (22-13) its first lead at 29-28 on a putback...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers look to shake slump with lineup switch

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mired in a three-game losing streak, the Gophers men's basketball team hopes to shake things up by making a change to its starting lineup. Head coach Richard Pitino said Friday that sophomore Joey King will start at power forward for Saturday's game against Indiana, moving junior Oto Osenieks to the bench. Osenieks had started all 23 of Minnesota's games to this point...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue 77, Minnesota 74

Blah blah balh let's just get to the 10 things I liked and mostly didn't like.1.  First off, as most triple overtimes games are this one was heart breaking.  The bad part is it wasn't heart breaking in a "they battled their asses off just couldn't get the win" way or a "man they really did everything they could it just wasn't enough" way.  It was heart breaking in a "Purdue did...
Via Down with Goldy
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed Gophers receive boost from frontcourt duo

MINNEAPOLIS -- No Joey King, no Mo Walker, no problem forthe short-handed Gophers mens basketball team.Playing with a small lineup for most of the night, Minnesotaeasily dispensed of visiting Wofford. Thanks to big contributions from big menOto Osenieks and Elliott Eliason, the Gophers handed the Terriers a 79-57 lossto improve to 5-0 in the Richard Pitino Era.King, a 6-foot-9 sophomore...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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