2009–10 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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2009–10 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
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Conference Big Ten Conference
2009–10 record 21–14 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coach Tubby Smith
Assistant coach Ron Jirsa
Assistant coach Saul Smith
Assistant coach Vince Taylor
Home arena Williams Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Ohio State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
#10 Purdue 14 4   .778     29 6   .829
#13 Michigan State 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
#16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota in the college basketball season of 2009–2010. The team's head coach was Tubby Smith in his third year. The Golden Gophers played their home games at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota and are members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 21–14, 9–9 in Big Ten play. They advanced to the championship game of the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to Ohio State. They received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning an 11 seed in the West Region. They lost to six-seed and AP #25 Xavier in the first round.

Season[edit]

Royce White signed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, but did not play due to shoplifting and trespassing charges. He transferred to Iowa State in July 2010.[1]

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Al Nolen 6'1" 180 G Jr. Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Minneapolis Henry HS
1 Paul Carter 6'8" 205 F Jr. Little Rock, AR, U.S. Little Rock Mills HS
Missouri State-West Plains
3 Justin Cobbs 6'3" 190 G Fr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Bishop Montgomery HS
5 Devoe Joseph 6'3" 170 G So. Ajax, ON, Canada Pickering HS
20 Lawrence Westbrook 6'0" 195 G Sr. Chandler, AZ, U.S. Winchendon Prep
22 Devron Bostick 6'5" 210 G Sr. Racine, WI, U.S. St. Catharine's HS
SW Illinois
24 Blake Hoffarber 6'4" 200 G Jr. Minnetonka, MN, U.S. Hopkins HS
32 Trevor Mbakwe 6'8" 240 F RJr. Saint Paul, MN, U.S. St. Bernard's HS
Miami Dade College
33 Rodney Williams 6'7" 210 F Fr. Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Robbinsdale Cooper HS
34 Damian Johnson 6'7" 210 F RSr. Thibodaux, LA, U.S. Thibodaux HS
45 Colton Iverson 6'10" 235 F/C So. Yankton, SD, U.S. Yankton HS
50 Ralph Sampson III 6'11" 230 F/C So. Duluth, GA, U.S. Northview HS

2009–10 Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
November 5, 2009* 7:00 Minnesota Duluth Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN W 114–47 
November 9, 2009* 7:00 Minnesota State Moorhead Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN W 98–49 
Regular Season
November 13, 2009* 7:00 Tennessee Tech #25 Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN W 87–50  1–0
November 16, 2009* 7:00 Stephen F. Austin State #24 Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN W 82–42  2–0
November 19, 2009* 7:00 Utah Valley #24 Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 76–51  3–0
November 26, 2009* 7:30 vs. #12 Butler #22 Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
(2009 76 Classic)
ESPN2 W 82–73  4–0
November 27, 2009* 8:30 vs. Portland #22 Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
(2009 76 Classic)
ESPNU L 61–56  4–1
November 29, 2009* TBA vs. Texas A&M #22 Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
(2009 76 Classic)
ESPN2 L 66–65  4–2
December 2, 2009* 6:15 at Miami BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPNU L 63–58  4–3
December 5, 2009* 2:30 Brown Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN W 91–55  5–3
December 8, 2009* 6:00 Morgan State Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN ESPNU W 94–64  6–3
December 12, 2009* 3:00 St. Joseph's Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 97–74  7–3
December 15, 2009* 7:00 Northern Illinois Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 89–48  8–3
December 23, 2009* 6:00 South Dakota State Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 92–62  9–3
Big Ten Regular Season
December 29, 2009 8:00 Penn State Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 75–70  10–3 (1–0)
January 2, 2010 3:00 at Iowa Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA BTN W 86–74  11–3 (2–0)
January 5, 2010 6:00 at #4 Purdue Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 79–60  11–4 (2–1)
January 9, 2010 2:30 Ohio State Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 73–62  12–4 (3–1)
January 13, 2010 5:30 at #7 Michigan State Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI BTN L 60–53  12–5 (3–2)
January 17, 2010 3:30 at Indiana Assembly HallBloomington, IN BTN L 81–78 OT 12–6 (3–3)
January 23, 2010 11:00 am #6 Michigan State Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN CBS L 65–64  12–7 (3–4)
January 26, 2010 8:00 Northwestern Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 65–61  13–7 (4–4)
January 31, 2010 12:00 at #20 Ohio State Jerome Schottenstein CenterColumbus, OH CBS L 85–63  13–8 (4–5)
February 6, 2010 1:00 at Penn State Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, PA BTN W 66–64  14–8 (5–5)
February 11, 2010 6:00 Michigan Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 71–63  14–9 (5–6)
February 14, 2010 4:00 at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL BTN L 77–74 OT 14–10 (5–7)
February 18, 2010 8:00 #14 Wisconsin Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN ESPN/ESPN2 W 68–52  15–10 (6–7)
February 20, 2010 7:00 Indiana Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 81–58  16–10 (7–7)
February 24, 2010 7:30 #3 Purdue Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN L 59–58  16–11 (7–8)
February 27, 2010 3:00 at Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL BTN W 62–60  17–11 (8–8)
March 2, 2010 6:00 at Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 83–55  17–12 (8–9)
March 7, 2010 5:00 Iowa Williams Arena • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 88–53  18–12 (9–9)
2010 Big Ten Tournament
March 11, 2010 6:30 pm vs. Penn State Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(First Round)
BTN W 76–55  19–12
March 12, 2010 8:00 pm vs. #11 Michigan State Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(Quarterfinals)
BTN W 72–67 OT 20–12
March 13, 2010 3:10 pm vs. #6 Purdue Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(Semifinals)
CBS W 69–42  21–12
March 14, 2010 2:30 pm vs. #5 Ohio State Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(Championship Game)
CBS L 90–61  21–13
2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 19, 2010 11:30 am vs. #25 Xavier Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI
(First Round)
CBS L 65–54  21–14
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 25 24 22 RV RV RV NR
Coaches 18 18 16 RV NR RV RV RV NR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota standout Royce White signs with Iowa St". Associated Press (CBS Sports). July 12, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010.