Portsmouth Partnership shot 57% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc as they rolled to a 104-85 win over Cherry, Bekaert & Holland in the Portsmouth Invitational. Portsmouth Partnership advanced to the semifinal game Friday at 9:00.
April 8, 2010
Minnesota senior guard Lawrence Westbrook has been named to the Portsmouth Invitational, a pre-draft event for 64 of the top college seniors that will be held April 7-10. Westbrook is one of three Big Ten players and the most recent Gopher invited since Vincent Grier. GoldenSports.Net will be in attendance with all the latest news on Westbrook's performance in front of the NBA scouts.
April 2, 2010
Minnesota was outscored 39-28 in the second half as they lost to Xavier 65-54 in the first round of the west Regional held at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The game was tied at 26-26 at halftime and the Gophers went up 30-29 on a layup by Damian Johnson. However, they would never lead again as Xavier would go on a 15-5 run over 7:30 to preserve the win.
March 19, 2010
Minnesota's hopes of making the NCAA tournament took a severe hit as they lost to Northwestern, who also needed a win to keep their tourney chances alive, 77-74 in overtime. The Gophers led 32-24 at halftime and was up 48-35 with 7:30 left in the game. However, the Wildcats went on a 22-6 run before Blake Hoffarner hit a three-pointer from the right corner with 20 seconds left to force overtime.
February 14, 2010
The Minnesota Gopher basketball team put their off-the-court concerns behind them as they rolled to a 114-47 win over Minnesota-Duluth. The Gophers led 50-13 at halftime as they scored the final 21 points of the first half and expanded the margin to 75-28. All 11 Gophers scored as they overwhelmed the Division II opponent.
November 5, 2009
Minnesota is ranked #18 in the ESPN/USA Today and 25th in the AP preseason basketball poll. The Gophers are the fifth Big Ten team ranked in the ESPN/USA Today poll, following #2 Michigan State, #7 Purdue, #15 Michigan and #17 Ohio State. The Gophers return their top nine scorers and 88.5% of their scoring, 88.3% of their rebounding and 91.45 of their assists from last year's team.
October 29, 2009