The Gophers won Sunday’s game 92-64, marking their highest-margin victory of the year. Even though it wasn’t a spectacular game to watch, the Gophers kept a big lead in the chippy game.
The game looked over at halftime. As the clock ran down to zero to end the half, the score was 25-0 Northwestern over Minnesota. In the second half, it didn't get much better for the Gophers. Minnesota (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten) fell to No. 23 Northwestern 39-0 on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.
Minnesota heads to Evanston on Saturday to take on No. 23 Northwestern. The Wildcats have won three Big Ten conference games in overtime this year and have beat four Big Ten team the Gophers lost to — Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa and Maryland.
With just under 10 minutes to play, Niagara cut Minnesota’s lead to two after a jump shot from guard James Towns. Lucky for Minnesota, that was as close Niagara got to pulling off the win. The No. 14 Gophers (3-0) went on a 17-0 point run following that shot to beat Niagara (1-1) on Wednesday by a score of 107-81 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Carter Coughlin switched from linebacker to defensive end in the offseason. The sophomore has the most sacks and tackles for loss on the Minnesota defense.
Minnesota won its first road game by a big margin, but the final score was not characteristic of how close the game looked Monday night. With just 11:26 to play, Providence had the lead at 55-54. Then Gophers guard Nate Mason hit his two free throws, took the lead, and the Gophers started playing their best basketball.
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck had nothing but nice words for Northwestern’s football coach Pat Fitzgerald Tuesday.
When the quarterback is playing his best game, chances are, the football team has its best game. For quarterback Demry Croft and the Gophers, both were true on Saturday. Croft rushed for a school record 183 yards with three touchdowns on just 10 carries in the win against Nebraska. Croft’s performance led to a Minnesota win against Nebraska, 54-21, at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.
Forward Jordan Murphy left the court to the tune of a standing ovation from the crowd of Williams Arena in the first game of the regular season. With a career-high 35 points, Murphy proved pivotal in the Gophers' (1-0) 92-77 win over the USC Upstate Spartans (0-1) at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Friday.
There aren't 125 Blake Cashmans on the Gophers' roster, but that's the goal for head coach P.J. Fleck.