The Gopher men's basketball team received a commitment from 5'11 160 pound point guard Dre Mathieu, a junior college transfer from Central Arizona Community College. Mathieu chose Minnesota over Pepperdine and Ole Miss.
The Gopher men's basketball team has reportedly reached an agreement with 30-year old Richard Petino to become their new head men's basketball coach. CBS was the first to report the agreement. Petino is the son of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino.
The Gopher men's basketball team showed a sign of life Tuesday night with an unexpected home win over top ranked Indiana. The Gophers appeared close to be falling into the same trap when they fell behind by 8 in the 2nd half.
The Gopher men's basketball is not ranked this week in either national poll. Minnesota is 17-7 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten. The Gophers have lost 6 of their last 8 including both games last week against #12 Michigan State and Sunday night against unranked Illinois.
The 23rd ranked Gopher men's basketball team will host Iowa today in another game they really need to win to stay on a pace to be a NCAA Tournament team. Gametime today at 12:00, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 11:30.