Gophers End Regular Season With a Loss
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers ended a 32-game losing streak in the Big Ten Conference and a 17-game overall skid with a 75-52 victory over undermanned Minnesota on Saturday behind a career-high 29-point performance by Mike Williams.
The victory was the first in conference for the Scarlet Knights since a 67-62 win over No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 11, 2015. It was their first win overall since beating Massachusetts-Lowell on Dec. 28.
Corey Sanders and Bishops Daniels added 12 points apiece in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Minnesota (8-22, 2-16) never had a chance despite beating Rutgers 83-61 on Feb. 23. Gophers coach Richard Pitino suspended guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer for the rest of the season before the next game , stemming from a sexually explicit video that appeared on Dorsey's social media accounts.
The Gophers were left with eight players, including three walk-ons.