The Gophers dominated the first half and put forth a less-than-inspiring effort in the second half in Friday’s exhibition win against Cardinal Stritch. They flipped the script Monday night and wore down Concordia-St. Paul.
Minnesota outscored the Golden Bears 54-30 in the second half en route to a 101-67 blowout win at Williams Arena on Monday.
The Gophers offense was fast, fluid and efficient in the first half of their season opening 79-57 exhibition win over Cardinal Stritch. Minnesota's defense attacked and forced numerous turnovers that led to easy buckets in head coach Richard Pitino’s unofficial debut.
The second half? Eh, not so much.
After dominating the first half, Minnesota was outscored 38-33 in the second half by the Wolves.
Minnesota won 79-57 in its first action of the season.
A month ago, Jasen Baranowski, a freshman student manager for the Gophers men’s basketball team, wasn’t hanging out with friends or relaxing on his couch like students normally do on Friday nights — he was doing the team’s laundry.
Now someone can do Baranowski’s laundry for him. He’s on the team.
Jasen Baranowski started this season as a manager and now is on the roster.