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Minnesota outlasts Florida State 67-64 in OT at NIT

NEW YORK -- Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game. Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers (24-13), who squandered a 15-point cushion and overcame Devon Bookert's tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports North
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State falls to Minnesota in NIT Semifnals

NEW YORK -- Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game. Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers (24-13), who overcame Devon Bookert's tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night against fellow...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota 81, Southern Miss 73

Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points as the Gophers pulled away in the second half for a win over the visiting Golden Eagles in the NIT quarterfinals. Hollins finished with six 3-pointers, four assists and three steals for top-seeded Minnesota (23-13), which shot 50 percent from the field. Joey King added 15 points while Maurice Walker chipped in with 12 points, nine rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota 81, Penn St. 63

DeAndre Mathieu and Maurice Walker scored 16 points apiece as the host Golden Gophers knocked off the Nittany Lions in Big Ten play. Austin Hollins added 14 points as Minnesota (19-12, 8-10) jumped out to an early 20-point lead and clinched the No. 7 seed for this week’s conference tournament. Maverick Ahanmisi and Andre Hollins tallied 13 points apiece. D.J. Newbill scored 24...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota-Wisconsin Preview

While tough defense and clutch shooting has Wisconsin back in the Top 25, the Badgers had a difficult time getting stops the last time they faced Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are looking to sweep their rivals after putting an end to their longest skid of the season. It'll take a rare victory in Madison to get it done, as the 21st-ranked Badgers go for their 16th win in 17...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue needs 3OT to top Minnesota, 77-74

A.J. Hammons had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 77-74 triple overtime victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday night. Kendall Stephens had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ronnie Johnson had 11 points for the Boilermakers (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten), who snapped a season-worst four-game skid. Maurice Walker had 17 points and six rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue tops Gophers in triple overtime, 77-74

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- A.J. Hammons had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 77-74 triple overtime victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday night. Kendall Stephens had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ronnie Johnson had 11 points for the Boilermakers (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten), who snapped a season-worst four-game skid. Maurice Walker...
Via Fox Sports North
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats Chaminade 83-68 in Maui

DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points and Minnesota came back in the second half to beat Chaminade 83-68 at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. The Golden Gophers turned around a 9-point deficit in the second half by forcing the Division II school into bad shots and five turnovers over the final 10 minutes. Down 59-53 with 9:27 left, Minnesota prevented Chaminade from making it past...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers survive scare from tiny Chaminade in last Maui game

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points andMinnesota came back in the second half to beat Chaminade 83-68 at the MauiInvitational on Wednesday.The Golden Gophers turned around a 9-point deficit in thesecond half by forcing the Division II school into bad shots and five turnoversover the final 10 minutes.Down 59-53 with 9:27 left, Minnesota prevented Chaminadefrom...
Via Fox Sports North
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Pitino suspends Minnesota center for six games

University of Minnesota Coach Richard Pitino announced today that junior center Maurice Walker has been suspended for the team’s first 6 contests. No reason was given, but per The Gopher Hole, citing ESPN 15000 Twin Cities: Mo Walker and Richard Pitino “had heated conversation” and are trying to “work through it.” Walker and Richard Pitino have been at odds with each other...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Walker Suspended Six Games

Before Minnesota tipped off their 2013-2014 season, the Golden Gophers have suspended center Maurice Walker for the first six games
Via minnesota.scout.com
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends Maurice Walker for 6 games

Minnesota center Maurice Walker has been suspended for six games for a violation of university policy. The Golden Gophers made the announcement on Friday, a few hours before they opened the season against Lehigh. The Gophers did not specify which policies were broken. It's a big setback for Walker, who worked hard in the summer to drop weight and get into new coach Richard...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota looking for Mo-Mentum from Walker

Trevor Mbakwe's return from a knee injury has received plenty of attention and is considered the key to Minnesota's hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament this year. The Golden Gophers will likely need a little Mo-mentum from a less heralded comeback to get there as well. Big man Maurice Walker will play his first meaningful game since 2010 on Friday night when Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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