Freshman Jordan Murphy scored 24 points and senior Joey King added 17 as the Gophers used a new combination in the frontcourt to rally past Clemson.
Coach Mike Yeo's line-shuffling and scolding don't sit well with star Ryan Suter., who said "I don't know what's going on there. He decided to change things up."
The Vikings are winning because of their commitment to the run through all four quarters, even if they aren't scoring many style points
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Ever since the freshman stepped on campus and we caught glimpses of the 6-6 forward's length and explosiveness at the basket, we've been waiting to see this.
Jaron Blossomgame, the 6-7 Clemson big man, looks primed to take the next leap after averaging 20.7 points a game in his past three games.
"I love 75-80 percent of what we do," Tracy Claeys said. "This isn't going to be a total overhaul." But there were reasons he felt a change had to be made.
Rubio missed both games of the Wolves' weekend California road trip after turning his left ankle — the same one he had surgery on in April — against Atlanta on Wednesday.
Claeys deserves the freedom to make decisions that he feels will enable him to win in the short term to keep his job. Change can be both necessary and painful.
A big-name coach takes over in Eden Prairie, two-time champion Park Center moves up to Class 4A and small schools with big-time programs are among the highlights of the new girls' basketball season.
Possible destinations include lower-profile Big Ten-affiliated bowls such as the Foster Farms Bowl (Dec. 26, Santa Clara, Calif.), the Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 26, New York) and the Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 28, Detroit).
Twins' prospective slugger says he's prepared for top-level baseball, just as he was prepared for Monday's snowstorm.
Connecticut interviewed the Lynx assistant/Wolves TV analyst.
Adrian Peterson is having another improbably breathtaking season, leading the NFL in rushing at age 30.
Gophers men's hockey junior Nick Seeler was suspended for one game by the Big Ten for a play in which he received a major penalty and game misconduct for contact to the head.
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said he won't hire an offensive coordinator without face-to-face interviews and that he's leaning toward promoting Jay Sawvel to defensive coordinator.
Join Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel for a Live Chat about the Vikings as they prepare for tough games at home against Seattle and on road next Thursday at Arizona.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was in an upbeat mood and listed things he was pleased about after the team raised its record to 8-3.
Antone Exum's first NFL start was challenging. The Vikings were facing Atlanta's Julio Jones, the league's leading receiver, on Sunday as Exum stepped in for injured safety Harrison Smith.
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Fresh off an undefeated boys' hockey season, the Panthers attempt another run at history, starting with the Ponies on Tuesday.