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2016 Schedule
8-23, 13th in Big Ten
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Pitino on Gophers: 'We've got to get it right'

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said he realizes he's "not the most popular guy" in town after the team went 8-23 and saw three players suspended due to off-the-court problems.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Just spoke to Minnesota coach Richard Pitino about the recent criticism: "Every year I'd speak with out athletic director about ways to improve our program. One thing we always talked about was trying to come up with additional funds within the budget -- whether it be with fundraising or to find it elsewhere." "My athletic director and the department approved everything we did. Certainly if we neglected to fill up a gas tank, that's on me and my staff and we have to make sure that doesn't happen again." "Everything we try and do here is with the best interest of the basketball program in mind -- and within the rules of the athletic department."

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Coyle bolting Syracuse for Minnesota AD job

Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle was hired Wednesday to take the same position at Minnesota after less than a year with the Orange.

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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.

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Gophers' AD search to use firm, 16-person panel

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler has assembled a mix of faculty members, current and ex-Gophers athletes, business leaders and a head coach to search for an athletic director.


Illinois' Jordan puts exclamation point on win

Aaron Jordan put the finishing touches on the Illini's 85-52 Big Ten tournament win over Minnesota with an emphatic two-handed slam.

Minnesota - Illinois Postgame Breakdown (1:09)
John Groce Postgame Interview (0:59)

Watch: Big Ten tournament begins

Minnesota (8-22) and Illinois (13-18) aren't headed to the postseason unless they win this tournament, so their Cinderella run would have to begin today. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Golden Gophers get embarrassed

A messy suspension situation has turned the end of Minnesota's already disappointing season into an unmitigated disaster. The team's loss to lowly Rutgers was the final disappointment in a poor regular season. Five Up, Five Down (Insider)

Rutgers cruises in first Big Ten win

The Scarlet Knights avoided a winless Big Ten season in a 75-52 rout of Minnesota. That makes Boston College the only major conference team to go winless in league play this season. Box score

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances12