Freshman Rick Rickert a> 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.
Minnesota Falls to Northwestern 82-58
Jordan Murphy scored 14 points and Nate Mason finished with eight for Minnesota.
Minnesota Falls to No. 19 Indiana, 74-68
The Golden Gophers took a 67-66 lead with 3:54 to go, but Indiana finished the game on an 8-1 run to seal the win.
Minnesota Falls Short to No. 21 Purdue, 68-64
Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68-64 on Wednesday night.