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...
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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

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 everything...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome Aboard, Joey King (for this year!)

Just read on the Twitter machine that Joey King, the 6-9 sophomore power (?) forward transfer from Drake, has been granted a waiver making him eligible  for this season.  King, originally from Eagan, transferred home to be closer to a sick family member who I can't recall, and the NCAA actually gave the Gophers some good news, giving a badly needed boost to the Gopher front court...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota native King joins Gophers

The University of Minnesota men's basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster. Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending. King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting class...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Joey King is a Gopher, so let’s take a deep breath and break down the roster

Wow, what an offseason. Usually at this point in the summer we barely even know the University of Minnesota even has a basketball team aside from the occasional arrest, DUI charge or transfer. BUT NOT WITH RICHARD IN TOWN. Even after a highly-publicized coaching search, the Gophers remain in the local spotlight with a handful [...]
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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