Gopher men's basketball, under first-year head coach Richard Pitino, put the wraps on one of the most successful seasons in school history. Setting a new school record with 25 victories, including wins over top-25 opponents Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa at Williams Arena, the Gophers captured the 2014 NIT title at Madison Square Garden. GopherSports.com will take a look back each day with the top 10 moments from the 2013-14 season.
#10: Malik Smith Scores 29 at Nebraska
Senior Malik Smith joined the Gophers for just one season, but in that time he made his mark upon the record books. On Jan. 26 at Nebraska, Smith stepped up to spark the Gopher offense with eight made 3-pointers, part of a career-high tying 29 points in his first start in Maroon and Gold.
His eight treys tied the school single-game record set by Blake Hoffarber in 2009, and was also the most made 3-pointers by any player in the Big Ten this season in a game. Smith was 9-15 from the field and 8-12 from beyond the arc, helping the Gophers stay in the game despite the absence of leading scorer Andre Hollins. Nebraska would eventually edge the Gophers, 82-78, in the lone meeting between the squads this season.
Construction Update: Gopher Basketball Practice Facility
12/15/2017 - M. Basketball
Check out some of the progress on the Gopher men's & women's basketball practice facilities, part of the University of Minnesota Athletes Village project!
The Murph Factor
12/12/2017 - M. Basketball
A look at how the junior's production through the first 12 games has guided the team this season.
Gophers Outlast Drake, 68-67
12/11/2017 - M. Basketball
Jordan Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota held off Drake 68-67 on Monday night.