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There was no Maui hangover for the Gophers, at leat in the first half.
Minnesota jumped out to a 23-12 lead 11 minutes into its battle with Florida State. The Gophers are up 33-27 at the half.
Andre Hollins leads the Gophers with 13 points. Eight different Gophers scored in the first
The Gophers first game back on the mainland after returning from the Maui Invitational last week is by no means a cupcake. Minnesota battles Florida State tonight at 8:30 at Williams Arena as part of the ACC/Big Ten challenge.
Here are five things to watch for:
Speeding up the Seminoles: Florida State
Redshirt junior Scott Schiller has earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday.
Schiller beat the top-ranked 197-pound wreslter last Saturday, helping the No. 2 Gophers defeat No. 20 Oregon State 28-12.
Schiller assumed the top ranking in the 197-pound class with the win.
The Gophers will wrestle
Minneapolis - The Big Ten honored freshman middle blocker Hannah Tapp with not one, but two weekly awards. Tapp won the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award and the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award for her performances against No. 13 Wisconsin and No. 18 Illinois.
Gophers head coach Richard Pitino said he was approached by his father Rick Pitino with the idea of his Gophers playing his dad's Louisville Cardinals by the elder Pitino a week ago. Rick Pitino had been approached by ESPN about the potential matchup.
The location: a hangar on a military base
Minnesota's defense looked suspect to open the half, giving up 80 yards on just seven plays. Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford capped off the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run to give the Spartans a 7-0 lead.
Then Ra'Shede Hageman showed why he's projected as a first round pick in
Division II Chaminade guard Lee Bailey said a potential upset was in the back of the Silverswords minds as they led the Gophers by nine points in the second half on Wednesday.
The idea was placed directly in front of everyone watching. Chaminade was outplaying its Big Ten opponent.
For the Gophers,
Gophers women's hockey juinor forward Meghan Lorence was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. Lorence led Minnesota last weekend with two goals and two assists in the team's series against Yale.
Lorence has five goals and three assists on the season. She is the seventh member of
Richard Pitino has been asked countless times about a potential matchup between Minnesota and Louisville, which would pit he against his father -- Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino.
Everytime, Richard Pitino shot it down. Generally, he would say he didn't know, say it wasn't on the table yet, say
The Gophers only had one day off between their last game against Navy and tonight's contest against Loyola, but they came out plenty prepared.
Undersized Loyola packed in the lane early on with a 2-3 zone and the Gophers made them pay. Minnesota made quick, precise passes that led to open
Something in the Maui air suits Malik Smith well.
After scoring a season-high 16 points in Minnesota's loss to Syracuse on Monday, Smith has 13 through 20 minutes today as the Gophers lead Arkansas 40-35 at the break. He's hit two triples and made a couple nice slashes to the bucket.
The Gophers trail No. 8 Syracuse 39-36 at the half largely thanks to the three-point shot and the interior presence of Elliot Eliason.
Minnesota stroked it from deep. The Gophers hit on 6 of 11 triple tries in the first 20 minutes.
Andre Hollins led the Gophers with 10 points on 4-for-5
Come 2014-15, the Gophers women's hockey team will add four players. Sydney Baldwin (Minnetonka High School), Kelly Pannek (Benilde-St. Margaret's), Cara Piazza (Chicago Mission) and Nina Rodgers (Hopkins High School) will join the Gophers next season.
"This class of recruits has an incredible blend of speed, skill and toughness," head coach
Minneapolis - Two senior Gophers volleyball players were given weekly awards from the Big Ten conference this week. Outside hitter Ashley Wittman won Big Ten Player of the Week while middle blocker Tori Dixon won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
Both players were recognized for their performances against Michigan
This is the one everyone had circled at the start of the season. The first round of the Maui Invitational. The first big-time test in the Richard Pitino era. The Gophers (5-0) matchup with No. 8 Syracuse (4-0) at 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
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