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Edey's 31 points, 22 boards lead No. 5 Purdue past Minnesota

Dec. 04, 2022 20:18 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota coach Ben Johnson isn't sure how anyone can slow down Purdue big man Zach Edey. “I don’t think there’s a team in the country that has an answer,” Johnson said. The 7-foot-4 Edey set career highs with 31 points and 22...

Miller scores 24, St. Thomas beats D-III Crown (MN) 91-56

Dec. 03, 2022 22:55 PM EST

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Riley Miller scored 24 points as St. Thomas beat Crown (MN) 91-56 on Saturday night. Miller also contributed five rebounds for the Tommies (7-3). Andrew Rohde scored 18 points while going 6 of 14 from the floor, including 1 for 6 from distance, and 5 for 5...

Pedulla, Mutts power Virginia Tech past Minnesota, 67-57

Nov. 28, 2022 21:58 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 17 points and Justyn Mutts scored 16 and Virginia Tech beat Minnesota 67-57 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game Monday night. Pharrel Payne dunked to pull the Golden Gophers into a 22-all tie with more than six minutes left in the first half,...

UNLV moves to 6-0, beats Minnesota 71-62 in SoCal Challenge

Nov. 24, 2022 01:13 AM EST

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Keshon Gilbert scored 17 points, EJ Harkless added 16 and UNLV cruised to a 71-62 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night in the SoCal Challenge to remain undefeated. Luis Rodriguez added 15 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (6-0). Jackie...

Garcia lifts Minnesota past Cal Baptist in OT, 62-61

Nov. 22, 2022 01:11 AM EST

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Dawson Garcia's jumper with five seconds left in overtime lifted Minnesota to a 62-61 win over California Baptist in the opening game of the SoCal Challenge, Surf Division on Monday night. The Golden Gophers will face the winner of tournament...

Dawson leads Minnesota over Central Michigan 68-60

Nov. 17, 2022 23:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawson Garcia scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Central Michigan 68-60 on Saturday night. Ta'lon Cooper added 12 points with eight assists and Braeden Carrington had 11 points for the Golden Gophers (3-1), who shot 48%, including 7...

Johnson, Penn push DePaul past Minnesota 69-53

Nov. 14, 2022 21:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Javan Johnson scored 20 points, Eral Penn added a double-double and DePaul cruised past Minnesota 69-53 on Monday night. Johnson knocked down 7 of 15 shots for DePaul (3-0), adding eight rebounds. Penn scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Blue Demons...

Minnesota shoots past St. Francis Brooklyn, posts 72-54 win

Nov. 11, 2022 21:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jaden Henley scored 16 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring and hot-shooting Minnesota cruised to a 72-54 victory over St. Francis of Brooklyn on Friday night. Trey Quartlebaum scored at the basket to pull the Terriers within two, 22-20 with under...

Transfers Garcia, Cooper help Minnesota top Western Michigan

Nov. 08, 2022 00:12 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawson Garcia scored 23 points, Ta’lon Cooper had 17 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists and Minnesota edged Western Michigan 61-60 on Monday night in a season opener. Garcia made a 3-pointer, his third of the game, from the top of the key with 1:54 left to...

Young Gophers will bring Battle back to punishing Big Ten

Oct. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten can be a brutal place for inexperienced and undersized teams. There was no waiver for Minnesota in coach Ben Johnson's first year on the job. Elevating the Gophers to an upper-echelon program in one of the country's most punishing conferences remains...