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Two days ago, Pam Borton said crazy things can happen in the college basketball world once the calendar hits March. Her words rang true Thursday night as the Gophers pulled out a 74-68 overtime victory against Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Minnesota trailed the whole game
Minnesota's defense has improved dramatically in Tracy Claeys' three full seasons as defensive coordinator. When multiple head coaching opportunities arose at season's end, Claeys opted to stay in Minneapolis.
"It really wasn't that hard," he said of turning down other jobs. "There's nothing there that even peaked my interest."
Claeys stepped in
Gophers sophomore forward Hannah Brandt was named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist on Thursday by USA Hockey. Brandt is joined by Clarkson senior forward Jamie Lee Rattray and Cornell junior forward Jillian Saulnier as finalists. The winner will be announced on March 22.
Brandt currently leads the nation with
Senior Kyler Van Swol won his first ever medal at the Big Ten Championships on Friday when he took home second place in the 100-yard butterfly. Van Swol's time of 46.16 in the event is a new Minnesota record.
Freshman Jakub Maly continued to impress with a fifth place finish in
It seemed like a missed opportunity when the Gophers fell 63-60 to Michigan back on Jan. 2.
A missed opportunity because the general consensus was this Michigan team, which was already minus star center Mitch McGary, was that it was no where near as good as the national runner up squad
The Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Friday night at Ridder Arena in the first game of the WCHA playoffs.
Maryanne Mefefee, Meghan Lorence, Kate Schipper and Rachel Ramsey scored for the top-seeded Gophers (33-1-1) as they won their 13th-consecutive game.
Sophomore goalie Amanda Leveille made 16 saves, and the
Not only a top ranked team in the country and winners of three-straight Big Ten Championships, but Michigan gets an added boost for the next four days with the 2014 Big Ten Championships being hosted in Ann Arbor.
If the crowd didn't do it for them, the Wolverines made sure their
Amanda Zahui B. dominated from start to finish in Minnesota’s 73-62 win over Indiana on Thursday night. She bullied opponents down low to finish with career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (19). The redshirt freshman also controlled the paint on the defensive end with four blocks.
But the Gophers’ Swedish center
Junior forward Rachael Bona and sophomore forward Hannah Brandt were included as top-10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the NCAA Division I top player, the USA Hockey Foundation announced Thursday.
Three finalists will be named March 6, and the winner will be awarded on March
The Gophers have had quite a few different players step up this season, so there was a cast of characters to pick from for guys to provide a lift to Minnesota on Tuesday night against No. 20 Iowa.
But no one, and I mean literally no one, thought that player would
Charles Buggs has barely played this season.
Clearly, head coach Richard Pitino was stashing his secret weapon away for the right moment.
And trailing after a sluggish start to Iowa on Tuesday night, the Gophers head honcho unleashed his freshman "superstar."
And Buggs did what any secret weapon would do -- took over.
No intro needed for this one.
I don't think the magnitude of this game is lost on players, coaches or fans.
If the Gophers win, they're back on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble. If they lose, they HAVE to beat No. 16 Michigan on the road on Saturday --
Gophers recruit Sydney Baldwin was named the 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey on Sunday. Baldwin, a defenseman at Minnetonka, is the high school's career leading scorer for a defenseman. Baldwin beat out four others, including two of her future Gophers teammates, for the honor. She is the first defenseman to be
The Gophers raced past the competition the last four days and took home their third consecutive Big Ten conference title.
Minnesota jump started their night in the 1650-yard freestyle swim where sophomore Samantha Harding and freshman Breanne Siwicki took home second and third for the Gophers respectively. Indiana's Lindsay Vrooman continued
Minnesota sophomore Kierra Smith became the first individual event winner for the Gophers Friday night when she took home first place honors in the 100-yard breaststroke. Smith won the event with a 59.80 second finish.
Minnesota performed well in the prelims, putting a combined 15 athletes in the championship finals of