11.15.17 Men's Basketball vs Niagara
The Gophers hit the road to take on the Friars in non-conference action.
USATSI Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. South Carolina Upstate - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
11.02.17 Men's Basketball vs Concordia
Check out the men's basketball USATSI gallery from the game against MTSU in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
2016-17 | Redshirt Junior Season:
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year • started 33 games, missing one due to injury • set new Gophers single-season blocks record (114) and was second in the country in blocks per game (3.5) • was also second in rebounding (201) and sixth in scoring (8.4 ppg) on the team • posted 14 double-figure scoring games and 11 games with five or more blocks • Made Gopher debut and scored 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. UL-Lafayette (11/11) • led team with 14 points and added five rebounds and three blocks vs. UT Arlington (11/14) • dished career-high five assists and added six points, six rebounds and two blocks vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/16) • grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots, adding six points against St. John's (11/18) • scored 10 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and a steal vs. Arkansas (11/22) • missed the SIU game due to an ankle injury • returned to action with seven points, four rebounds and a block at Florida State (11/28) • scored six blocks, five rebounds, four points and a steal vs. Vanderbilt (12/3) • scored nine points, seven rebounds and five blocks vs. NJIT (12/6) • posted 10 points, six rebounds, four blocks and a steal vs. Georgia Southern (12/9) • scored a double-double with game-highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds with three blocks and an assist vs. Northern Illinois (12/11) • recorded three blocks, two points, two rebounds and a steal vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/14) • scored six points, two rebounds and one steal vs. Arkansas State (12/23) • recorded three points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Michigan State (12/27) • scored 10 points, six rebounds, five block and two steals at Purdue (1/1) • scored 12 points, eight rebounds and a block at Northwestern (1/5) • scored 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks vs. Ohio State (1/8) • recorded three rebounds, two points, one assist and a block at Michigan State (1/11) • led team with 12 points adding six rebounds, two blocks and an assist at Penn State (1/14) • scored eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks vs. Wisconsin (1/21) • registered 10 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and an assis at Ohio State (1/25) • posted double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, adding five blocks vs. Maryland (1/28) • scored team-high 15 points with six rebounds, two blocks and an assist at Illinois (2/4) • recorded 12 rebounds, six blocks and three points vs. Iowa (2/8) • scored five rebounds, three blocks and two points at Rutgers (2/11) • recorded seven rebounds, six points and four blocks vs. Indiana (2/15) • scored 11 points, eight rebounds and one steal vs. Michigan (2/19) • registered six rebounds, four points, three blocks and a steal at Maryland (2/22) • recorded second-most blocks in school history with 11, adding nine points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Penn State (2/25) • scored 11 points, six rebounds, six blocks, three assists and three steals vs. Nebraska (3/2) • posted eight rebounds, five blocks and two points at Wisconsin (3/5) • scored 16 points, five blocks and four rebounds vs. Michigan State (3/10 - BTT) • scored 12 points, five rebounds and one steal vs. Michigan (3/11 - BTT) • scored eight points, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal vs. MTSU (3/16 - NCAA).
2015-16 | Junior Season:
Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
2014-15 | Sophomore Season (Illinois State):
Earned All-MVC Tournament Team accolades • Named to the All-MVC Second Team and the All-Defensive Team • As a finalist for the Lefty Driesell Award, was named a Defensive All-American by CollegeInsider.com • Ended his sophomore season with 189 career blocks, ranking No. 2 on ISU's career-blocks list, behind Jackie Carmichael's 200 • Finished the season with 93 blocks to establish ISU’s single-season sophomore blocks record and rank No. 3 on ISU’s single-season blocks list • Set ISU’s sophomore blocks record versus No. 19 Northern Iowa (Jan. 25), surpassing the previous mark of 48 established by Joe Galvin during the 1977-78 campaign • Led the MVC and ranked No. 14 nationally with 2.8 blocks per game • Led ISU in blocks a team-best 30 times • Blocked three or more shots 15 times and collected eight or more rebounds nine times • Led the league and ranked No. 92 nationally with 2.8 offensive rebounds per game • Led ISU and ranked No. 8 in the MVC by shooting 116-for-228 (50.9 percent) from the field • Played in 33 of ISU’s 35 games while making 30 starts • Recorded a team-best 25 dunks • Scored 15 points with eight rebounds and an ISU single-game NIT-record six blocks in the NIT first-round win over Green Bay (Mar. 18) • Scored 11 points with seven rebounds and five blocks in the MVC Tournament semifinal win over No. 8 Wichita State (Mar. 7) • Scored 12 points and blocked five shots in the win at Bradley (Feb. 18) • Netted 10 points with eight rebounds versus No. 13 Wichita State (Feb. 14) • Scored a career-best 18 points while matching a career-high six field goals at Southern Illinois (Feb. 7) • Matched a career high at the time, scoring 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting while blocking five shots in the win over Evansville (Feb. 3) • Netted two free throws and back-to-back blocks in the final 16 seconds to help ISU hold off Loyola (Jan. 31) • Netted 12 points versus No. 19 Northern Iowa (Jan. 25) • Grabbed a game-high nine rebounds with 13 points in the win at Drake (Jan. 20) • Collected a game-best eight rebounds with eight points at Indiana State (Jan. 14) • Made a career-best seven free throws on eight attempts in the win at Missouri State (Jan. 11) • Earned his first-career double-double in the win at DePaul (Dec. 14) • Blocked a game-best six shots at UAB (Dec. 7) and versus VCU (Dec. 2) • Blocked a career-best seven shots versus Youngstown State (Nov. 29) • In the season opener versus Utah State (Nov. 16), recorded a career high at the time with nine rebounds, which he matched at UAB (Dec. 7) • Missed two games (Dec. 29 vs. Quincy and Jan. 7 vs. Drake) due to back pain.
2013-14 | Freshman Season (Illinois State):
Earned 2014 Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer and All-Freshman accolades • Named the MVC Newcomer of the Week (March 2) • Set the MVC and Illinois State freshman single-season blocks records, with 96 total blocks • Also set the ISU freshman single-season field goal percentage mark, with a 110-for-189 (58.2 percent) average, which led Illinois State and ranked second in the MVC • Played in all 34 games while making 20 starts • Led the league in blocks (2.8 per game) • Led the Redbirds and ranked No. 15 in league-rebounding • Matched a career-high with six field goals for 15 points plus seven rebounds and five blocks - breaking the previous MVC freshman record of 92 - in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) semifinal loss at Siena (Mach 26) • Blocked a career-best six shots and scored nine points in the CBI quarterfinal win over Texas A&M (March 24) • Matched a career-best with eight rebounds in the CBI first-round win over Morehead State (March 19) • Scored 10 points with four blocks and three rebounds in the loss at Southern Illinois (March 1) • Earned career-bests in points (16) and rebounds (8) in the win over Indiana State (Feb. 26) • Made a career-best six free throws during a career-high 29 minutes in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) • Set the freshman blocks record - surpassing the previous mark of 52 - with two blocks in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) • Scored 14 points with seven rebounds and four blocks in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) • Recorded a career-high two assists, plus scored eight points in the win over Evansville (Jan. 15) • Was one of four Redbirds to reach double-figures, scoring 11 points while blocking three shots with three steals and five rebounds in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) • Scored eight points with three blocks and four rebounds in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) • Netted 10 points - including a clutch free throw to send the game to overtime - in the loss at Missouri State (Jan. 2) • Shot 4-for-4 from the field to score 10 points in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) • Scored 10 points with five rebounds in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17).
Was one of the top shot-blockers in the state of Minnesota • Helped lead Edina High School (24-8) to a third place finish at the 2012-13 state tournament • Tallied 22 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort to secure third • As a junior, averaged 10.1 points per game and led Edina to the Section Six Class AAAA finals • Following his senior year, was invited to participate in the 2013 Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game • Also played for the Minnesota Magic Elite AAU program.
Parents are Marlene and John Lynch • has one brother, Max • uncle, Kevin Lynch, played basketball at Minnesota and was a second-round NBA draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets • lists beating tenth-ranked Wichita State while at Illinois State and making it to state in high school as his favorite basketball memories • enjoys movies and dogs • majoring in business and marketing education.
Preview: Gophers vs. Western Carolina
11/18/2017 - M. Basketball
The Catamounts come to the Barn for a Sunday matinee in the second of a three-game Minnesota homestand.
Sharing the Wealth
11/17/2017 - M. Basketball
A look at how the Gophers balanced scoring on Wednesday night keyed their victory over Niagara.
Balanced attack leads Minnesota past Niagara
11/15/2017 - M. Basketball
Amir Coffey, Reggie Lynch and Jordan Murphy all scored 18 points as No. 14 Minnesota pulled away from Niagara for a 107-81 victory on Wednesday night.