2010–11 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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2010–11 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2010–11 record 17–14 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach Tubby Smith
Assistant coach Ron Jirsa
Assistant coach Saul Smith
Assistant coach Vince Taylor
Home arena Williams Arena
Seasons
2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 16 2   .889     34 3   .919
No. 13 Purdue 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Illinois 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Penn State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Michigan State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Minnesota 6 12   .333     17 14   .548
Iowa 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Indiana 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2010–11 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota in the college basketball season of 2010–2011. The team's head coach, Tubby Smith was in his fourth year at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers played their home games at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota and were members of the Big Ten Conference.

Season[edit]

The Gophers began their season without Devoe Joseph, who was suspended for 6 regular season games due to a violation of team rules.[3] Despite this, the Gophers won the early season Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament by defeating Western Kentucky, then 8th-ranked North Carolina, and West Virginia.

Joseph then abruptly left the team in January, transferring to the University of Oregon.[4]

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Al Nolen 6'1" 188 G Sr. Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Minneapolis Henry HS
4 Dominique Dawson 6'7" 240 F So. Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Minneapolis SW HS
10 Oto Osenieks 6'8" 205 F Fr. Riga, Latvia Brehm Prep
13 Maverick Ahanmisi 6'2" 175 G Fr. Santa Clarita, CA, U.S. Stoneridge Prep
15 Maurice Walker 6'10" 289 F Fr. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Brewster Academy
20 Austin Hollins 6'4" 160 G Fr. Germantown, TN, U.S. Germantown HS
22 Chris Halvorsen 6'8" 190 F So. St. Paul, MN, U.S. Henry Sibley HS
23 Chip Armelin 6'3" 186 G Fr. Sulphur, LA, U.S. Sulphur HS
24 Blake Hoffarber 6'4" 210 G Sr. 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" 200 F So. Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Robbinsdale Cooper HS
45 Colton Iverson 6'10" 258 F/C Jr. Yankton, SD, U.S. Yankton HS
50 Ralph Sampson III 6'11" 241 F/C Jr. Duluth, GA, U.S. Northview HS
55 Elliott Eliason 6'11" 242 C Fr. Chadron, NE, U.S. Chadron HS

2010–11 Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 2, 2010*
7:00 PM
Northeastern State W 109–59 
Williams Arena (10,405)
Minneapolis, MN
November 8, 2010*
7:00 PM
Winona State W 78–72 
Williams Arena (11,440)
Minneapolis, MN
Regular Season
November 12, 2010*
7:00 PM
Wofford W 69–55  1–0
Williams Arena (12,228)
Minneapolis, MN
November 15, 2010*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Siena W 76–69  2–0
Williams Arena (10,752)
Minneapolis, MN
November 18, 2010*
6:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Western Kentucky
Puerto Rico Tip-Off–Quarterfinal
W 95–77  3–0
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (7,205)
San Juan, PR
November 19, 2010*
7:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 8 North Carolina
Puerto Rico Tip-Off–Semifinal
W 72–67  4–0
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (10,127)
San Juan, PR
November 21, 2010*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. West Virginia
Puerto Rico Tip-Off–Championship
W 74–70  5–0
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (11,575)
San Juan, PR
November 24, 2010*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 15 North Dakota State W 84–65  6–0
William's Arena (12,056)
Minneapolis, MN
November 29, 2010*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 Virginia
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
L 87–79  6–1
William's Arena (12,089)
Minneapolis, MN
December 4, 2010*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 15 Cornell W 71–66  7–1
William's Arena (12,633)
Minneapolis, MN
December 8, 2010*
6:00 PM
No. 22 at St. Joseph's W 83–73  8–1
Hagan Arena (3,911)
Philadelphia, PA
December 11, 2010*
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 22 Eastern Kentucky W 71–58  9–1
William's Arena (11,081)
Minneapolis, MN
December 15, 2010*
7:30 PM, BTN
No. 21 Akron W 66–58  10–1
William's Arena (11,237)
Minneapolis, MN
December 23, 2010*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 17 South Dakota State W 85–73  11–1
William's Arena (13,302)
Minneapolis, MN
Big Ten Regular Season
December 28, 2010
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 at Wisconsin L 68–60  11–2
(0–1)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
December 31, 2010
3:00 PM, BTN
No. 14 at No. 20 Michigan State L 71–62  11–3
(0–2)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
January 4, 2011
6:00 PM, ESPN2
Indiana W 67–63  12–3
(1–2)
Williams Arena (12,727)
Minneapolis, MN
January 9, 2011
1:00 PM, BTN
at No. 2 Ohio State L 67–64  12–4
(1–3)
Jerome Schottenstein Center (17,392)
Columbus, OH
January 13, 2011
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 Purdue W 70–67  13–4
(2–3)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
January 16, 2011
5:00 PM, BTN
Iowa W 69–59  14–4
(3–3)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
January 22, 2011
6:00 PM, BTN
No. 15 at Michigan W 69–64  15–4
(4–3)
Crisler Arena (12,378)
Ann Arbor, MI
January 26, 2011
7:30 PM, BTN
No. 16 Northwestern W 81–70  16–4
(5–3)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
January 29, 2011
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 16 at No. 12 Purdue L 73–61  16–5
(5–4)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
February 2, 2011
5:30 PM, BTN
No. 18 at Indiana L 60–57  16–6
(5–5)
Assembly Hall (16,168)
Bloomington, IN
February 6, 2011
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 No. 1 Ohio State L 82–69  16–7
(5–6)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
February 10, 2011
8:00 PM, ESPN
Illinois L 71–62  16–8
(5–7)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
February 13, 2011
5:00 PM, BTN
at Iowa W 62–45  17–8
(6–7)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (12,759)
Iowa City, IA
February 17, 2011
6:00 PM, ESPN
at Penn State L 66–63  17–9
(6–8)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,446)
University Park, PA
February 22, 2011
8:00 PM, BTN
Michigan State L 53–48  17–10
(6–9)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
February 26, 2011
3:30 PM, BTN
Michigan L 70–63  17–11
(6–10)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
March 2, 2011
7:30 PM, BTN
at Northwestern L 68–57  17–12
(6–11)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,584)
Evanston, IL
March 6, 2011
12:00 PM, BTN
Penn State L 66–63  17–13
(6–12)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
2011 Big Ten Tournament
March 10, 2011
1:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Northwestern
First Round
L 75–65  17–14
Conseco Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
*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 RV RV 15 15 22 21 17 14 RV RV 15 16 18 RV RV NR
Coaches RV RV 17 13 20 20 16 13 21 25 19 18 20 25 RV NR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Minnesota suspends Devoe Joseph". Associated Press. ESPN. November 11, 2010. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Devoe Joseph enrolls at Oregon". Diamond Leung. ESPN. January 11, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011.