Post Game Quotes
Hollins leads all scorers with 17 points in loss.
Mathieu's layup at the buzzer ruled split-second too late.
Minnesota's second half comeback falls just short.
The final episode of Raise the Barn takes you on Minnesota's ride through the NIT run.
Minnesota defeated SMU to win the 2014 NIT in New York City.
The Gopher basketball team advanced to the NIT Championship game with an overtime win over Florida State.
Minnesota defeated Southern Miss to advance to the NIT Semifinals in New York.
Minnesota defeated Saint Mary's at Williams Arena to advance in the NIT.
Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2015
Big Ten Tournament on March 11, 2015
USATSI photos of men's basketball vs. Penn State -- 3/8/15
Gophers Fall to No. 5 Wisconsin, 63-53
Minnesota vs. Purdue (USATSI)
2014-15 | Senior Season:
Appeared in every game with 25 starts · led the team and the Big Ten in steals (64) while leading team ranked seventh in the Big Ten in assists (143) · was third in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.6) · recorded six points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal vs. Louisville (11/14) · posted 11 points, six assists, five steals and five rebounds against Western Kentucky (11/18) · contributed six points, six assists, two steals and two rebounds vs. Franklin Pierce (11/20) · scored eight points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals vs. UMBC (11/22) · scored five points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists at. St. John's (11/26) · contributed 12 points, five assists, two steals and two rebounds vs. Georgia (11/28) · posted eight assists, six points, three rebounds and one steal at Wake Forest (12/2) · scored 16 points, six assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. Western Carolina (12/5) · posted first career double-double with 15 points and career-high 10 assists with zero turnovers, adding two steals and two rebounds vs. North Dakota (12/8) · scored 10 points, five assists, three rebounds and a steal vs. Southern (12/10) · recorded nine assists, career-high six steals and two points vs. Seattle (12/19) · scored 16 points, seven assists, five steals and three rebounds vs. Furman (12/22) · registered double-double with 13 points and career-high 11 assists, adding four steals and two rebounds vs. UNCW (12/27) · contributed 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and a steal at Purdue (12/31) · recorded four points, four rebounds, one assist and a steal at Maryland (1/3) · scored 17 points, three assists, three steals and two rebounds vs. Ohio State (1/6) · recorded five rebounds, three assists and two steals at Michigan (1/10) · scored 11 points, five assists and one rebound vs. Iowa (1/13) · contributed eight points, three assists and a rebound vs. Rutgers (1/17) · recorded four rebounds, three assists and a steal at Nebraska (1/20) · recorded five points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. Illinois (1/24) · posted three points, three steals, three assists and two rebounds at Penn State (1/28) · scored seven points, two assists, two rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Nebraska (1/31) · dished six assists with four points and three steals in win over Purdue (2/7) · posted six points, six rebounds and two steals at Iowa (2/12) · scored 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal at Indiana (2/15) · contributed 10 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals vs. Northwestern (2/18) · scored team-high 11 points with a rebound at Wisconsin (2/21) · posted 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal at Michigan State (2/26) · scored nine points, two assists and a steal vs. Wisconsin (3/5) · scored four points, two rebounds and two assists vs. Penn State (3/8) · recorded eight points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals vs. Rutgers (3/11 - BTT) · posted a team-high 16 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Ohio State (3/12 - BTT).
2013-14 | Junior Season:
All-Big Ten honorable mention selection · led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in assists (160/4.2 apg) · averaged 12.0 points per game, second among teammates · registered 24 double-digit scoring games · started every game, one of two players to do so · scored two points and dished out a career-high nine assists in his Gopher debut against Lehigh (11/8) · scored a then career-high 15 points in 30 minutes against Montana (11/12) · contributed a career-high 17 points and dished out six assists against Coastal Carolina (11/19) · finished with 10 points and five assists against Wofford (11/21) · tied a career-high with 17 points against Chaminade (11/27) · scored 11 points, dished out five assists and grabbed three rebounds against New Orleans (12/7) · contributed 15 points including career-high three 3-pointers, two steals, two assists and a rebound against South Dakota State (12/10) · scored career-high 27 points and added four assists, two steals and a rebound against Omaha (12/20) · scored nine points and six rebounds with four assists and a steal against Michigan (1/2) · scored 11 points with four assists, one steal and a rebound against Purdue (1/5) · led the team with 16 points and added four rebounds, three steals and an assist at Penn State (1/8) · scored eight points, including overtime-forcing layup at end of regulation, and added three assists and two rebounds at Michigan State (1/11) · scored team-high 13 points with five assists, four rebounds and three steals vs. Ohio State (1/16) · scored 18 points with five rebounds and three assists vs. Wisconsin (1/22) · recorded 13 points, four assists and one rebound at Nebraska (1/26) · scored nine points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals vs. Northwestern (2/1) · Scored 15 points with three assists, two steals and two rebounds at Purdue (2/5) · scored 16 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals vs. Indiana (2/8) · scored eight points, six rebounds and six assists at Wisconsin (2/13) · led the team with 18 points and added four rebounds and two assists at Northwestern (2/16) · scored 12 points with three assists, three rebounds and a steal at Ohio State (2/22) · chipped in 19 points, seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in win over Iowa (2/25) · pulled down career-high seven rebounds and added nine points, five assists and three steals at Michigan (3/1) · posted 16 points, six assists, three steals and three rebounds vs. Penn State (3/9) · scored 13 points, five assists, three steals, two blocks and two rebounds vs. Penn State (3/13 - BTT) · scored team-high 18 points, five assists and two rebounds vs. Wisconsin (3/14 - BTT) · contributed 14 points, two rebound, one assist and a steal vs. Saint Mary's (3/23 - NIT) · scored 17 points, four assists, four rebounds and a steal vs. Florida State (4/1 - NIT) · scored 13 points with seven assists and two steals against SMU (4/3 - NIT).
2012-13 | Sophomore Season (Central Arizona College):
Played one season at Central Arizona College · named an NJCAA First-Team All-American · named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year · finished with averages of 17.1 points, 6.5 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game · shot 52 percent from the field · led the Vaqueros to the second round of the NJCAA Division I Tournament · scored a season-high 29 points in a win at Eastern Arizona College · also posted a pair of 28-point games during the season.
2011-12 | Freshman Season (Morehead State):
Spent freshman campaign at Morehead State (Ky.) · played in 29 games and made nine starts, including seven straight to end the season · finished with averages of 2.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game · averaged 3.5 points in conference play.
A graduate of Knoxville Central High School · was the Knoxville News Sentinel's 2011 PrepXtra Boys' Basketball Player of the Year and a member of the 2011 Tennessee Sports Writers Association's Class AAA All-State Team · averaged 20.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 8.1 assists (against 2.2 turnovers) and 4.8 steals per game as a senior (2010-11), leading the Central Bobcats to a second consecutive appearance in the Region 2-AAA semifinals · averaged 17 points, eight assists and three steals per game as a junior ·was named to the News Sentinel's PrepXtra First Team, meaning he was one of the top six players from a coverage area of 65 schools · was a three-time recipient of the District 3-AAA Player of the Year award and led Central to back-to-back 25-win seasons as an upperclassman.
Gophers Announce Expansive iHeartMedia Partnership
New agreement will keep Gopher football radio broadcasts on KFAN, while bringing men’s and women’s basketball and men’s hockey onto iHeartMedia channels
Gopher P.R.I.D.E.: Hennepin County Officials
Hennepin County attorneys Mike Freeman & Chester Cooper visited the men's basketball team in June for a Gopher P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence) visit.
Season Ticket Holder Stories: Blanton Bessinger
Learn more about Blanton Bessinger, a former UMN professor who has been a Gopher men's basketball season ticket holder since the early 1970s!