Under first-year head coach Richard Pitino, the Gopher men's basketball team finished the 2013-14 season with a school-record 25 wins and the NIT Championship following a thrilling postseason run. Gophersports.com will count down the top 10 moments from the season.

Moment #1 - Minnesota Wins 2014 NIT Championship

Minnesota had made it all the way to the World’s Most Famous Arena and the bright lights of Broadway, but 40 minutes and the SMU Mustangs stood between the Gophers and a third NIT title. And in a back-and-forth battle all game long, it came down to the final minute before senior Austin Hollins knocked down a 3-pointer to break the 59-all deadlock. It would give the Gophers the lead for good as they held on for the championship victory.

Finishing with a school-record 25 wins, Minnesota cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, where Hollins was awarded the tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer trophy. The Gophers ended their season with a postseason title and a lifetime of memories.

Top 10 Moments:

Moment #10
Smith Scores 29
at Nebraska
Moment #9
Austin Hollins'
Game-Clinching Three
at Northwestern
Moment #8
Walker's 10 Straight
vs. Wisconsin
Moment #7
Andre Hollins'
Seals Win
vs. #11 OSU
       
Moment #6
Austin Hollins
Alley-Oops vs.
Florida State
Moment #5
Buggs Breaks Out
vs. Iowa
Moment #4
Austin Hollins'
Block in
NIT Semifinal
Moment #3
Austin Hollins'
32 Points in
Final Home Game
     
#1
Moment #2
Austin Hollins
Dunks on Badgers
Moment #1
Gophers win
2014 NIT Title