The Minnesota Golden Gophers are still looking for their first win in Big Ten play after losing to Northwestern on Saturday.
Northwestern and Minnesota have been facing off against each other for quite a while now on the basketball court, but never have the Golden Gophers lost as bad as they did to their foes from north of Chicago at home than they did on Saturday afternoon.
A 77-52 loss was handed to the Golden Gophers by Northwestern, yes, the team that hasn’t made an NCAA Tournament, that’ll probably change this season, but still. Aaron Falzon tied his career high in points for the Wildcats with a 20 point game against Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers only had two players get into double-digits and both of them barely got over the 10 point threshold. Nate Mason was the high scorer for the Golden Gophers with 13 points. Center Bakary Konate was right behind with 12 point of his own. Joey King played 34 minutes and managed to only register three points which is a pretty impressive feat in all honesty.
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Minnesota as a team only grabbed 17 rebounds in the game while guard Sanjay Lumpkin had 10 rebounds himself for the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.
The victory for the Wildcats improves their overall record to an impressive 14-3 and a conference record of 2-2. Minnesota falls to a record of 6-10 overall and now doughnut and four in Big Ten play. The Gophers have never gone wineless in the Big Ten. They’ve had four one-win Big Ten seasons, the most recent being the 1932-33 season.
The Gophers next play on Tuesday in Lincoln. The Gophers and Cornhuskers are set for an 8:00 pm tipoff and the game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.