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MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota men's hockey team entered its weekend series against Denver with the best power play unit in the WCHA. If you didn't know that as you watched Friday's game, however, you might have thought the Gophers' power play unit was among the worst in the conference.
Minnesota was 0-for-5 on the power play Friday and had just two total shots on the man advantage all night. It was that kind of a night for the Gophers, who fell 2-0 to the visiting Pioneers at Mariucci Arena.
"That kind of summed up our team," Lucia said of the power play. "When you get outshot 8-2 on your own power play, it's not going to be your night."
The Gophers' first three power plays went nowhere. The special teams had its first opportunity early in the first period after Denver's Scott Mayfield went off for tripping.
No shots on goal for Minnesota.
Later in the first period, the Pioneers again took a penalty, this time for too m...
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Micaella Riche scored 24 points to help Minnesota beat seventh-ranked Penn State 89-81 on Thursday night, preventing the Lady Lions from clinching the Big Ten regular-season title outright and ending their six-game winning streak.
Maggie Lucas had 23 points for Penn State (23-4, 13-2), which must play at second-place and 20th-ranked Nebraska on Sunday.
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MINNEAPOLIS Gophers coach Don Lucia had an earful for his team after they were blanked Friday against Denver. His players said they were embarrassed with their effort, which resulted in the home fans booing them.
One night later, the Gophers were singing a much different tune.
Minnesota responded from Friday's 2-0 loss with a 5-1 win Saturday at Mariucci Arena. That made the...
MINNEAPOLIS The chants rang from the Williams Arena student section on Saturday, directed at the Gophers' most integral seniors.
First, Minnesota's students chanted "One more year!" at forward Trevor Mbakwe, a sixth-year senior who has gone through plenty during his time on campus. As Mbakwe left the court with 3:41 to play, he was met by a standing ovation before...
Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to a 73-44 victory on Saturday.
Julian Welch had 10 points and seven assists and Rodney Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten), who didn't let the Nittany Lions spoil their Senior Day and capped a big...