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Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off a terrible season a year ago as they went 8-23 overall and a pathetic 2-16 in the Big Ten. It is hard to see how it can get any worse for Minnesota heading into the 2016-2017 season. The Gophers do have a good scorer in Nate Mason but he needs a lot more help than he got last year if the Gophers are to be competitive in the Big Ten.

Minnesota does have to replace a number of players from last season including Joey King who averaged 11.6 points per game but the Gophers did bring in quite a few players who should contribute immediately including transfers Davonte Fitzgerald and Reggie Lynch.

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2016-2017 NCAA Championship Odds: 300-1

2015-2016 Record: 8-23, 2-16 Big Ten

2015-2016 Postseason: None

2016-2017 Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting

The addition of Lynch is a good one as he averaged nearly 10 points per game as a sophomore for Illinois State. The addition of Fitzgerald may not be as good as he struggled the past two seasons at Texas A&M. Minnesota also added freshmen Michael Hurt and Eric Curry and they added Brady Rudrud, Jarvis Johnson and Amir Coffey.

Minnesota has two good scorers in Mason and Jordan Murphy and both should improve this season.  Murphy averaged 11.6 points and 8 rebounds per game last year as a freshman.  If he can get some help in the front court then Minnesota could at least be competitive against the spread this season and perhaps Dupree McBrayer or Ahmad Gilbert will improve this season.

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2015 Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Statistics

10-19-0 7-8-0 3-6-0
17-12-0 7-8-0 6-3-0

Minnesota Golden Gophers Team Leaders

Player Numbers
Points Nate Mason 13.8
Assists Nate Mason 4.5
Rebounds Jordan Murphy 8.0
FG % Jordan Murphy 46.1
Steals Jordan Murphy 1.0
Blocks Bakary Konate 1.0

Minnesota Golden Gophers Offense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 68.0 284
Field Goal % 40.6 320
3 Point % 31.0 312
Free Throw % 70.8 138
Rebounds / G 34.4 269

Minnesota Golden Gophers Defense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 74.0 236
Field Goal % 45.1 270
3 Point % 38.2 335
Free Throw % 72.8 321
Rebounds / G 34.5 283

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2016-2017 Projected Starting Lineup

Nate Mason, Guard

Dupree McBrayer, Guard

Amir Coffey, Guard

Jordan Murphy, Forward

Reggie Lynch, Center

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The Gophers should be more competitive in 2016-2017 than they were a year ago when it seemed they lost every close game they were in. The Gophers don’t have enough overall talent to compete in the Big Ten on a nightly basis but they at least have a few players who can cause other teams problems.  Going from two wins to five or six in conference play would be a big step up for the Gophers and it could happen this season.

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2016-2017 Minnesota Golden Gophers Regular Season Schedule

  • 11/03/16 vs. Bemidji State
  • 11/11/16 vs. UL-Lafayette
  • 11/14/16 vs. UT Arlington
  • 11/16/16 vs. Mount St. Mary's
  • 11/18/16 vs. St. John's
  • 11/22/16 vs. Arkansas
  • 11/25/16 vs. Southern Illinois
  • 11/28/16 at Florida State
  • 12/03/16 vs. Vanderbilt
  • 12/06/16 vs. NJIT
  • 12/09/16 vs. Georgia Southern
  • 12/11/16 vs. Northern Illinois
  • 12/14/16 vs. LIU Brooklyn
  • 12/23/16 vs. Arkansas State
  • 12/27/16 vs. Michigan State
  • 01/01/17 at Purdue
  • 01/05/17 at Northwestern
  • 01/08/17 vs. Ohio State
  • 01/11/17 at Michigan State
  • 01/14/17 at Penn State
  • 01/21/17 vs. Wisconsin
  • 01/25/17 at Ohio State
  • 01/28/17 vs. Maryland
  • 02/04/17 at Illinois
  • 02/08/17 vs. Iowa
  • 02/11/17 at Rutgers
  • 02/15/17 vs. Indiana
  • 02/19/17 vs. Michigan
  • 02/22/17 at Maryland
  • 02/25/17 Penn State
  • 03/02/17 vs. Nebraska
  • 03/05/17 at Wisconsin

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