nigThe Harlem Globetrotters continued their success against the Big Ten, as they downed the Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-70 in front of a crowd of 11,875 at Williams Arena Thursday night. On Wednesday night, the Globetrotters defeated Iowa 79-76, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Freshman Rick Rickert and sophomore Michael Bauer led the Golden Gophers, scoring 18 points apiece. They were a combined 12-of-19 from the field, including five three-pointers. Bauer also had a game-high three blocks, while Rickert added seven rebounds.

Senior Dusty Rychart also had a solid game, scoring six points with a team-high 10 rebounds.

Minnesota led 44-35 at halftime before wilting under the Globetrotter pressure defense, falling behind by as many as 18 points in the second stanza. Harlem was led by Keiron Shine and former NBA star Chris Morris with 13 points each.

The Golden Gophers will be back in action Monday night when they take on Divsion II power Minnesota-Duluth in another exibition tilt.




Preview: Gophers vs. Clemson


The Gophers host the Clemson Tigers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Monday night at Williams Arena.

Minnesota Holds off Nebraska-Omaha, 93-90


Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday.

Minnesota Falls Short to Texas Tech, 81-68


Carlos Morris and Joey King each scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (3-2).

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