Gophers pounded by Ohio State in Big Ten opener

The No. 16 Buckeyes dominated from start to finish.
Author:
Publish date:

The No 16-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes were too much for the unranked Golden Gophers in the opening game of the Big Ten season for both teams on Sunday night. 

Ohio State, playing at home, never trailed in the 79-59 rout. 

Minnesota couldn't find the bottom of the basketball all night, shooting just 39.2 percent overall, 59.4 percent from the free-throw line and a brutal 0-for-13 night from 3-point range. 

Amir Coffey led the Gophers with 19 points and seven assists. 

Andre Wesson's 16 points led a balanced Buckeyes attack that saw six players score in double figures. 

The loss drops the Gophers to 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes improved to 7-1 overall. 

Up next: Gophers host Nebraska Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Next Up

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.

snow

Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.

ambulance

Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

Related

gophers

Gophers go cold in Big Ten loss to Michigan State

A cold start made the Gophers play from behind all game.

Image from iOS

Marcus Carr scores 35 as Gophers stun No. 3 Ohio State

A huge win for the Gophers, who improved to 5-5 on the season.

Payton Willis and Marcus Carr

Marcus Carr the hero as Gophers win at Ohio State

Carr hit the winning shot with 3.3 seconds to go.

Lindsay Whalen

Gophers pound Spartans heading into critical Big Ten tourney

Minnesota faces Indiana in the Big Ten tourney Thursday night.

Jordan Murphy

Gophers open Big Ten tourney against Penn State

They meet up at United Center in Chicago on Thursday.

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

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