Minnesota squeaked out a 65-64 victory over the the Big Ten's only winless team, Penn State, Saturday in a resurgent win to shake the effects of a blowout loss to Illinois earlier in the week.
Minnesota was routed by Illinois 95-68 on Wednesday. The Fighting Illini were one of the few Big Ten teams that was without a conference win coming into the matchup.
Minnesota rebounded from its loss against Maryland with an 18-point win over Rutgers. Amir Coffey led the team with 29 points on 10/14 shooting.
The Gophers lost to Maryland Tuesday night on the heels of a dismal performance in the second half and at the free throw line. Minnesota fell to 12-3 this season, 2-2 in the Big Ten.
Amir Coffey's 21 points led the Gophers to their first win in Madison since 2009.
Senior Jordan Murphy is still playing with the team, but has been honored before two games at Williams Arena this season.
Minnesota took an 80-71 victory over North Florida behind the play of Jordan Murphy, Daniel Oturu and Isaiah Washington. All three players each had a double-double in the game.
Minnesota dominated Arkansas State 72-56 to keep rolling after a victory over Nebraska late in the week. The Gophers are 8-2 through the first 10 games of this season.
Before the season, many outside the program expected Gabe Kalscheur to serve primarily as a role player for Minnesota. However, just a month into his freshman campaign, he's proven himself as one of the team's most valuable weapons.
Minnesota struggled to hit shots and grab boards in a loss against No. 16 Ohio State.