Skip to main content
Publish date:

Gophers await Selection Sunday after being routed by Michigan

The Gophers appear to be a lock to make the NCAA Tournament.
Author:

Minnesota's run through the Big Ten Tournament ended Saturday with a 76-49 blowout loss to Michigan in the semifinals, with a third game in as many days proving too much for the the Golden Gophers. 

The game was competitive the first 10 minutes of the first half before Michigan turned on the jets and opened up a 38-19 halftime lead and increased the lead to as many as 35 points in the second half. 

Minnesota couldn't hit shots from two, three, or from the free-throw line, where they were 3-for-9 on the day. 

The loss shouldn't hurt the Gophers considering Michigan is ranked 10th in the country and Minnesota picked up a huge win over No. 13 Purdue on Friday. 

ESPN's Joe Lunardi had the Gophers slotted into his NCAA Tournament field projection seeded ninth while CBS Sports' Jerry Palm had them as an 8-seed. Selection Sunday is set for Sunday evening following the Big Ten Tournament championship game between Michigan and Michigan State. 

Minnesota will enter the NCAA Tournament with a record of 21-13. 

Next Up

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

brian ingram

Woodfired Cantina closes at Keg and Case in St. Paul

Restaurateur Brian Ingram is focusing on growing his other concepts.

giant bear

Video: 'THE fattest bear we have ever seen' spotted on MN trail camera

"This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area," researchers said.

u.s. attorney

Guilty plea from man who stockpiled guns, equipment to make bombs, drugs

Prosecutors say he had multiple guns, items to make weapons and pipe bombs, and lab equipment to make drugs.

Related

Gopher softball

Gopher softball falls in Big Ten tourney title game, Selection Sunday next

Minnesota is ranked 12th in the country and has the No. 8 RPI.

Jordan Murphy

Gophers add to tourney résumé with blowout win over Indiana

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the tourney-hopeful Gophers.

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 8.16.15 PM

Gopher women stunned in heartbreaking loss to Maryland

An unbelievable way to lose for the Gopher women.

Gophers outlast Penn State in OT, advance in Big Ten tourney

That'll virtually guarantee Minnesota a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan stops Gophers in Big Ten semis; Selection Sunday next

Where will the Gophers land in the NCAA Tournament after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals?

Michigan stops Gophers in Big Ten semis; Selection Sunday next

Where will the Gophers land in the NCAA Tournament after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals?

Amir Coffey

Gophers 'night and day' difference since blowout loss to Spartans

Minnesota takes on Michigan State in the Round of 32.

Jordan Murphy

How high could Gophers be seeded in NCAA Tournament?

Minnesota plays Michigan at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.