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2020 Schedule
1-3, 1st in Big Ten
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Transfers Carr, Willis lead Minnesota past CSU 85-50

Marcus Carr had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and Payton Willis added 17 points and eight assists in their debuts for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed by Cleveland State for an 85-50 victory in the season opener on Tuesday night.

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Golden Gophers' Curry (knee) to miss season

Minnesota forward Eric Curry will miss the season after injuring his knee in practice last week, coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday. Curry redshirted in 2017-18 due to a knee injury and was limited to 15 games by injuries last season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino on the NLI bill in California: "Nobody's just going to hand out money to you. It's like anything that we do, you've got to build your brand the right way, you've got to make yourself marketable. ... That's why I like the rule. They should be able to profit off of their individual brand. That means we're winning, that means they're getting better. So I think everybody wins."

This Just In  

University of Minnesota and coach Richard Pitino agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Sunday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is 3 1/2 minutes away from moving on to the Sweet 16 and a meeting with LSU in the East Regional in Washington. The second-seeded Spartans showed many of the qualities of a Final Four contender against Minnesota. They shot well, dominated the rebounding and stifled the Gophers on the defensive end. But they put themselves in peril with 21 turnovers and it's difficult to see them beating a higher quality opponent like LSU if they don't take better care of the ball.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State can be a puzzling team. They generally don't take a lot of bad shots and thus shoot a high percentage. They're a solid defensive team and they rebound well. But they're prone to turnovers. They have 16 with 12 1/2 minutes remaining against Minnesota in Des Moines. They lead 47-31 would be ahead by 25 or more if they protected the ball better.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The pro-Minnesota crowd has come to life in Des Moines as the Gophers are creeping back into this.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

No Jordan Murphy to start second half for Minnesota.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota has some momentum heading into halftime after finishing the first half on an 8-2 run. Michigan State went the final 4:47 of the half without scoring. But the Spartans still lead 33-19.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota usually isn't a good shooting team but the Gophers are 4-of-19 against Michigan State with 7 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Poor shooting is only part of their problem. Michigan State is shooting 85 percent, outrebounding the Gophers 14-4 and leading 26-11

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota's Jordan Murphy played the first four minutes against Michigan State but hasn't been in the game since leaving the lineup. Murphy missed a portion of the Gophers' first-round win over Louisville after saying his back locked up. Rather than sitting on the bench, Murphy is standing behind it as play goes on without him. Murphy is Minnesota's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.0Tied-270th
Rebounds Per Game38.0Tied-178th
Assists Per Game15.0Tied-126th
Points Allowed64.5Tied-125th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-13
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances13