May 30, 2014
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.
#2: Austin Hollins' Amazing Dunk vs. Wisconsin
In the Jan. 22 home game against Wisconsin, the Gophers overcame early adversity to dominate the rival Badgers in front of a frenzied Williams Arena crowd. One moment, however, nearly blew the roof off the 86-year old building.
The Gophers were up by double-digits with six minutes to go in the game, but Hollins punctuated the advantage leaping for a one-handed dunk over Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, who fouled Hollins but could not stop the slam. Hollins converted the and-one, and went on to win 81-68.
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!