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