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Springs finds redemption in 75-74 victory

Guard Akeem Springs taught young basketball players a valuable lesson Wednesday – always follow your shot. Springs missed a potentially game-winning 3-pointer for Minnesota, but got his own miss and laid it in to secure a 75-74 victory over Indiana. “I told Akeem Springs: ‘when you’re [1-11], you better follow your shot, because you knew you were going to miss it,’” said head coach Richard Pitino.


Mason and Murphy return to form

The Gophers knew they needed to rely on two of their leading scorers from last season – guard Nate Mason and power forward Jordan Murphy – to have success this year. Those two players brought Minnesota out of its six-game losing streak. Mason has scored double-digit points three times during Minnesota’s three-game winning streak.


Murphy shines, Gophers force shooting woes

The Gophers utilized their opponent’s weakness — 3-point shooting — Saturday in a 72-63 victory over Rutgers (13-13, 2-12 Big Ten). Minnesota (18-7, 6-6) defeated the Scarlet Knights, who shot 45.5 percent from the line and 21.4 percent from behind the arc, on the road.


Pochinka keeps his balance

Studying neuroscience at a university or competing as a Division I athlete could be strenuous tasks for any student. Junior Yaroslav Pochinka excels at both.


Murphy’s career day leads Minnesota to 101-89 double overtime victory

The Gophers coughed up their 11-point halftime lead and saw themselves in a tie game to the Hawkeyes with under a minute left, and yet another blown lead looked imminent for Minnesota. Power forward Jordan Murphy’s career game was what flipped the script Wednesday. Murphy scored a career-high 25 points as Minnesota defeated Iowa 101-89 in a double-overtime thriller at Williams Arena. “The most proud I've been of our guys,” said head coach Richard Pitino.


Men’s team defeats Nebraska, UMN Club, women fall to Illinois

Justin Karstadt was nearly perfect in the Gophers’ defeat of the Huskers Saturday. Karstadt stuck three dismounts in his all-around performance, which earned him Most Outstanding Gymnast of the meet in Minnesota’s 400.750-396.700 victory over Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion. “This is the first time [Karstadt] has done the all-around since the Windy City,” said head coach Mike Burns.


Gophers break losing streak with 68-59 win over Illinois

Fans of Gophers basketball had something to cheer about for the first time in 24 days Saturday. Minnesota (16-7, 4-6 Big Ten) snapped its five-game losing streak with a 68-59 victory over Illinois (13-11, 3-8 Big Ten) Saturday in Champaign, Illinois. “Losing five in a row was very annoying and very tough on us,” center Reggie Lynch told reporters Saturday.