Malik Smith scores 16 points in loss at Maui Invitational.
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 Penn State, 63-56, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Watch Episode 4 of Raise the Barn presented by Explore Minnesota.
Minnesota beat its second-straight top 11 opponent with an 81-68 win over Wisconsin.
Minnesota at Northwestern
USATSI photos, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014
Minnesota vs. Iowa
Men's basketball, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
Minnesota vs. Chaminade - UTSI
2013-14 | Senior Season:
Played in 36 games with two starts scored six points in 18 minutes off the bench in his Gopher debut against Lehigh (11/8) contributed 11 points and three rebounds at Richmond (11/16) scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench against Syracuse (11/25) contributed 15 points in 24 minutes off the bench against Arkansas (11/26) scored 16 points in 29 minutes against Chaminade (11/27) missed the game against New Orleans (12/7) with an injured left ankle returned to action against South Dakota State, scoring six points with three assists and two rebounds (12/10) scored a season-high 19 points with three rebounds and two steals against Omaha (12/20) scored 12 points and added three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Michigan (1/2) scored 10 points, two assists and a steal against Purdue (1/5) scored six points on a perfect night at the free throw line, including the game-winning FTs, and had two assists, one steal and one rebound at Penn State (1/8) scored 17 points with two rebounds at Michigan State (1/11) scored seven points with one steal and a rebound vs. Ohio State (1/16) scored 14 points, three rebounds and three assists vs. Wisconsin (1/22) matched school record with eight made 3-pointers, part of career-high tying 29-point night with three steals and two rebounds at Nebraska (1/26) scored 14 points at Wisconsin (2/13) scored six points and two rebounds with an assist vs. SMU (4/3 - NIT).
2012-13 | Junior Season (Florida International):
Appeared in 32 games - 31 starts - for the Panthers named Third-Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by College Sports Madness finished with averages of 14.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game shot 36.4 percent (135-of-371) from the floor, 36.2 percent (96-of-265) from 3-point range and 76.6 percent (85-of-111) from the free-throw line set the FIU record for 3-pointers made is a single season (96) ranked No. 1 in the conference and No. 16 in the nation in 3-point field goals made (3.0 per game) his 451 total points rank No. 6 all-time by a junior at FIU named to the SBC All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, while shooting 51.7 percent from 3-point range set the conference tournament record for 3-pointers made with 15 during the Panthers' run.
2011-12 | Sophomore Season (Jacksonville College):
Earned all-region and all-conference honors with the Jaguars during his sophomore season, averaging 15 points, four assists and three rebounds per game shot 36 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range converted 84 percent of his attempts from the free-throw line.
2010-11 | Freshman Season (South Plains):
Spent one season at South Plains, averaging five points per game in 27 appearances.
Averaged 16.o points, four assists, five rebounds and two steals per game in lone season at Notre Dame Prep graduated from Madison Park High School led the Cardinals to a 19-2 record, while leading the State of Massachusetts in scoring with an average of 26.6 points-per-game.
Born March 16, 1990 son of Gladys Pearson has two brothers, Damion and Eddie, and four sisters, Tamara, Wayniesha, Keisha and Charlene his cousin, Will Blalock was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons majoring in communications.
Minnesota holds off Vanderbilt in 56-52 win
Minnesota erased a 12-point first half deficit and hung on Saturday to defeat Vanderbilt 56-52.
Preview: Gophers vs. Vanderbilt
The Minnesota men's basketball team returns to Sioux Falls to face the Commodores on Saturday.
Pitino Blog: State of the Gophers
Coach Pitino breaks down the first seven games of the season and evaluates the team in his latest blog.