ZACH LOFTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fare thee Well, Zach Lofton

We hardly knew ye. News broke last night that Lofton was dismissed from the Gopher basketball team for failing to live up to the expectations and obligations of the team.  Who knows what that might mean, and speculation is of course rampant, both legit and all in good fun:Sources: Zach Lofton introduced Asian Carp to Minnesota waters. Dismissed from Gopher bball team.— jdmill...
Via Down with Goldy
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers release Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton

The Zach Lofton experiment didn’t last long in Minneapolis, as head coach Richard Pitino announced the junior guard was dismissed from the team, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Lofton was about to sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules after coming back home to the Twin Cities from Illinois State. However, he won’t be a part of the basketball program any...
Via Talking 10
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lofton dismissed from Minnesota basketball team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for ''failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team.'' The dismissal is effective immediately. Pitino calls the decision difficult but says it was in the team's best interest ''to move forward at this time...
Via Associated Press
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hoops sign three additions to 2014-15 recruiting class

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers men'€™s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced three additions to his upcoming recruiting class Monday as Minnesota has signed forward Gaston Diedhiou, center Bakary Konate and guard Zach Lofton. Those three join Nate Mason, Carlos "Squirrel" Morris and Josh Martin in the 2014-15 class. "With this signing class, we feel like we have added a great deal...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome aboard, Zach Lofton and Bakary Konate!

The Gophers' 2014 recruiting class is now complete (probably) with the recent signings of Zach Lofton (who almost certainly won't be eligible until 2015) and Bakary Konate, who join Gaston Diedhiou, Josh Martin, Carlos Morris, and Nate Mason to make up Richard Pitino's first official recruiting class.  It's not an amazing class by any means, with 247sports ranking it 9th in the...
Via Down with Goldy
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton chooses Minnesota

Photo: Vidette Online Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he will be joining Minnesota for his final two years of eligibility. In his lone year as a Redbird, Lofton averaged 11.3 points but shot just 33.9% from the field. He showed flashes of being an electric scorer, which is something the Golden Gophers could use in 2015-16 after Andre...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Illinois State players leave program

Zach Lofton, Nick Zeisloft and Kaza Keane will leave Illinois State’s basketball program, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Monday. The Redbirds had been set to return everyone from their 2013-14 squad that finished fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference and then won two games in the CBI. Photo: Vidette Online Lofton, who transferred to Illinois State from San Jacinto College in...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats Evansville 79-78 in OT

Zach Lofton scored 21 points and pulled down six rebounds as Illinois State beat Evansville 79-78 in overtime Wednesday night. Daishon Knight came off the bench to add 16 points for the Redbirds (10-7, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Bobby Hunter scored 10 points and Reggie Lynch had eight points and six rebounds. The team was 45 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State rolls by Southern Illinois 66-48

Zach Lofton scored 18 points and Illinois State pulled away from Southern Illinois in the second half for a 66-48 win on Sunday. Leading 38-36 early in the second half, Illinois State (8-6, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference) used a 20-4 run to open a big lead, led by seven points from Bobby Hunter during the stretch. Southern Illinois (4-11, 0-2) scored the first nine points of the...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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