Heading into this season, the Gophers received a commitment from New York's Mr. Basketball, a top-100 recruit — Isaiah Washington — and so far he has shot 32 percent from the floor and a team-low 18 percent from 3-point range through the first 20 games of his freshman season.
Freshman Jamir Harris earned his first career start on his birthday against Penn State. Harris scored 16 points in 36 minutes, both career highs, which helped the Gophers earn a present with their 95-84 overtime victory on Monday at Bryce Jordan Center.
After a glimmer of hope at the start, Minnesota (13-6, 2-4 Big Ten) fell to Big Ten opponent No. 5 Purdue (17-2, 6-0 Big Ten) on Saturday 81-47 at Williams Arena.
Ryan Pacyga, Gophers men's basketball player Reggie Lynch's attorney, said Lynch "categorically denies" every allegation of sexual misconduct against him, Pacyga announced at his office Wednesday. "Right now what [Lynch] is most concerned about is that he truly feels like he is being falsely accused and he's in a situation where how do you clear your name other than saying, 'No I didn't," Pacyga said.
Gophers men's basketball center Reggie Lynch was recommended for expulsion by the University's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office on Tuesday after an investigation stemming from a April 7, 2016 sexual misconduct case, the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported. This is the third time the EOAA has investigated Lynch for sexual misconduct.
Former Gophers football head coach Tracy Claeys was hired as Washington State's defensive coordinator Monday, according to multiple reports. He signed a two-year contract with the Cougars, according to the Star Tribune, after taking a year off coaching in the 2017 season.
The Gophers felt the pain of two absent starters on Saturday. Minnesota center Reggie Lynch missed the game due to a suspension stemming from a University sexual misconduct violation, according to multiple reports, while guard Amir Coffey was ruled out against Indiana with a shoulder injury.
Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino on Reggie Lynch: "We never saw any red flags leading up to this"
University of Minnesota basketball center Reggie Lynch is suspended, Gophers Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced Friday. Multiple outlets reported Thursday night Lynch had violated the school's sexual misconduct policy.
Last season, P.J. Fleck stepped into his role as Minnesota's head coach with around a month to hit the recruiting trail for his new team. This year, Fleck had a full season to prepare for signing day, which resulted in the highest-ranked recruiting class in a decade.
Coming off a two-game road stretch where the Gophers lost both games by more than 10 points, the team could use an easy home win against Drake. Instead, they trailed throughout the game, only taking the lead in the final nine minutes and squeaking by with a 68-67 one-point victory Monday night at Williams Arena.