Gopher men’s basketball team tops Bemidji State

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota men’s basketball team defeated Bemidji State, 83-59, in exhibition actionon Thursday night at Williams Arena. Leading the way for the Gophers was sophomore Jordan Murphy, who poured in a game-high 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Freshman Eric Curry had a strong debut in his unofficial first game, posting a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were sophomore Dupree McBrayer and redshirt junior Reggie Lynch, who chipped in 18 and 10 points, respectively. Bemidji State was led by 18 points from Jai’vionne Green, while Ben Best added 12 points. Minnesota saw … Continue reading Gopher men’s basketball team tops Bemidji State

Gophers suspend 3 men’s basketball players for remainder of season

On the heals of an incident which reportedly involved Gopher men’s basketball players who posted videos of themselves online having sex, U of M coach Richard Pitino has suspended the players in question and released the following statement Tuesday: Statement from Head Men’s Basketball Coach Richard Pitino After careful and continued consideration, I am suspending Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer for the duration of the season. I believe this is the best thing for the basketball program as we strive to build a strong and respectful culture each and every day. We do our best to continue to … Continue reading Gophers suspend 3 men’s basketball players for remainder of season

Morris released from Gopher men’s basketball

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program has dismissed senior Carlos Morris for conduct detrimental to the team, head coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday. Morris will remain on scholarship and have access to academic support services through the remainder of the school year. The Gophers return to action on Thursday evening, hosting #6/5 Maryland at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading Morris released from Gopher men’s basketball

Joey King Earns Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Honors

Senior forward Joey King paced the Minnesota men’s basketball team’s offense in two wins to open the season, and for his efforts he was recognized Monday as the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week. He shares the award with Northwestern’s Alex Olah. For King, it is his first weekly conference honor and the first for the Gophers since Maurice Walker and Andre Hollins won the award in back-to-back weeks last December. King tallied back-to-back 20-point games in the Gophers home wins over UMKC and ULM this weekend, including a career-high 22-point effort against the Kangaroos. The Eagan, Minn., native tied … Continue reading Joey King Earns Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Honors

DeLasalle’s Jarvis Johnson not medically cleared to play at the U

Incoming Freshman recruit Jarvis Johnson, coach Richard Pitino’s top player from the state of Minnesota, found out today that he will not be medically cleared to play basketball for the Gophers. Johnson, who suffers from a heart condition, led DeLasalle to 4 straight state championships. STATEMENT FROM JARVIS JOHNSON AND FAMILY & UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ATHLETICS: “It has been determined that Jarvis will not be medically cleared to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. While we are extremely disappointed, the health and welfare of Jarvis is our highest priority. We are excited that Jarvis has decided to accept his … Continue reading DeLasalle’s Jarvis Johnson not medically cleared to play at the U