Sports

Gophers reach finals of the NIT

Gophers reach finals of the NIT Click to Enlarge Photo:

Apr 1, 2014 at 11:37 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game.

Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers (24-13), who overcame Devon Bookert's tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night against fellow top seed SMU in a title game that certainly features a New York flavor on the sidelines.

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, of course, is the son of former Knicks and current Louisville coach Rick Pitino. He'll go up against Hall of Famer Larry Brown, who was born in Brooklyn and coached the Knicks himself long before taking over the Mustangs.

Matt Wood

Posted By Matt Wood

Sports Director

Matt Wood's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 32°F (0°C)

Dewpoint: 27

Wind: 10 SW

Weather: light snow

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar