Dec. 18, 2013
Members of the Gopher men's basketball team took time out of finals schedule to visit patients at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Monday, Dec. 16. Visiting the children in their rooms, the Golden Gophers also helped decorate cookies and signed autographs for fans and their families. An annual event, the Gopher men's basketball team has been visiting a children's hospital during holiday season for many years.
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School. It provides a broad range of pediatric programs from surgery, imaging and neonatal and pediatric intensive care to cardiac and oncology services and blood and marrow and organ transplantation. The hospital also is home to Minnesota's only children's behavioral inpatient unit and programming exclusively devoted to children ages 12 and younger. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital features one of the three largest kidney transplant programs in the world specializing in infants and small children.
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.