Minnesota adds 2 years to Pitino deal after 1st tourney win

Basketball 04/07/19, 16:32

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, following his first NCAA Tournament win in six years with the Gophers.The university announced the deal, which is subject to approval by the board of regents, on Sunday. Pitino's annual salary was increased to $2 ...

Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76

Sports 03/21/19, 13:55

Minnesota won its first NCAA Tournament game in six years behind 24 points from freshman Gale Kalscheur as the 10th-seeded Gophers rolled past Louisville 86-76 in the opening round of the East Region on Thursday.It was the first tournament win in Richard Pitino's six seasons coaching the Gophers and came ...

March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts

Basketball 03/21/19, 10:36

Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare.The crush of March Madness hits Thursday with 16 games in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Reigning champion Villanova is playing and so is Michigan, the runner-up from last year.A basketball with ...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin _ in earnest

Sports 03/21/19, 02:06

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks.There's Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart Markus Howard some ...

Pitino, Minnesota seek more progress in 6th year at program

Sports 03/19/19, 19:21

Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers .That was before they were paired against Louisville in the ...

Made for TV NCAAs: Louisville-Minnesota hits Pitino intrigue

Sports 03/18/19, 10:35

Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament bids flashed on a big screen.There went Louisville, an awfully familiar name.Next came Minnesota, his current team.Louisville's Steven ...

Poole has 22 points, No. 7 Michigan beats Minnesota 69-60

Sports 02/21/19, 21:22

Jordan Poole scored 22 points to lead a long-range shooting spree by seventh-ranked Michigan and the Wolverines beat Minnesota 69-60 on Thursday to set up a weekend matchup against rival Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten.Jon Teske had 17 points and seven rebounds and Ignas Brazdeikis added ...

Bundle up, Gophers fans: Game on for Minnesota vs Illinois

Basketball 01/29/19, 16:58

Bundle up, Gophers fans.The Barn will be open for business for Minnesota's next game against Illinois despite extreme cold that has triggered scores of canceled events around the state this week.The university announced Tuesday that the Gophers will play the Illini as scheduled Wednesday, when the overnight temperatures are forecast ...

No. 16 Ohio State routs Minnesota 79-59 in Big Ten opener

Basketball 12/02/18, 22:16

Ohio State wasted no time staking its claim as the team to beat in the Big Ten.Andre Wesson scored 16 points, Kaleb Wesson had 15, and No. 16 Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-59 on Sunday night in the conference opener for both teams.C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow each added 11 ...

Coffey leads Minnesota past overmatched Omaha 104-76

Basketball 11/07/18, 00:41

Amir Coffey seamlessly took over as the primary point guard. Dupree McBrayer, playing pain free, had his left-handed stroke in midseason form. Daniel Oturu quickly established his 6-foot-10 presence in his college debut.This was just the kind of smooth opener Minnesota needed, after a rough last year.Coffey had 18 points ...

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