|Minnesota (2-0) at Richmond (2-0)|
|Date / Time||Saturday, November 16 | 6 p.m.|
|Live Video||Richmond Video|
|Radio||1500 ESPN | Gopher Radio Network|
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|Official Sites||Minnesota | Richmond|
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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Richmond, Va.
Arena: Robins Center (9,071)
Radio: Learfield/1500 ESPN Twin Cities
Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play)
Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136/XM 191
Series: Third meeting (1-1)
Series (Away): First meeting
Current Streak: W-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 18, 2012 - W, 72-57
Richard Pitino vs. Richmond: First meeting
Minnesota vs. Atlantic 10: 17-10
(2-1 vs. Dayton, 1-0 vs. Duquesne, 0-2 vs. George Washington, 2-0 vs. LaSalle, 1-1 vs. Richmond, 3-1 vs. St. Joseph's, 2-1 vs. St. Louis, 0-1 vs. VCU)
Richard Pitino vs. A10: First meeting
GAME DAY TID-BITS
The Gophers are 17-10 all-time against teams currently in the Atlantic 10, including 1-1 against the University of Richmond. Minnesota defeated the Spiders 72-57 last season at Williams Arena.
Minnesota will be making its first trip to Richmond. The other two matchups in the series have occurred in the Twin Cities.
Richmond comes into the matchup 1-0 with a win over Belmont in its season opener.
The Gophers have managed 20 steals through two games this season, the most by any Big Ten team after the first two weeks of play. Austin Hollins leads the team with five steals while DeAndre Mathieu has four. Austin has 143 career steals which is currently the ninth-most in the history of the Golden Gopher program.
Andre Hollins has begun the season a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line. Hollins has a career free throw percentage of .853 (209-245), the best all-time at the University of Minnesota.
Junior DeAndre Mathieu has begun his Minnesota career with assist games of nine and five for a 7.0 assist per game average for the 2-0 Gophers. Minnesota has not had a player average more than 6.1 assists per game in the history of the program (assists were first compiled as an official statistic by the Big Ten and the University of Minnesota beginning with the 1974-75 season). Ray Williams (1976-77) dished out 166 assists in 26 games to currently hold the single-season assist average record. Arriel McDonald holds the Gophers' single-season record with 179 assists (1993-94).
Head Coach Richard Pitino announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent. Joining the squad next season will be forward Josh Martin (Seattle, Wash.), guard Nate Mason (Decatur, Ga) and guard Carlos Morris (Apalachicola, Fla). Martin & Mason will be freshmen while Morris is a junior college transfer.
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.