Takeaways: Gophers fall to Michigan State, 70-52

The Gophers shot just 28 percent from the field, including 5-of-28 from three-point range, in Sunday's 70-52 loss to Michigan State at Williams Arena on the day Willie Burton's jersey was put in the rafters.

Carr hits late 3, Gophers win at Ohio State 62-59

Marcus Carr hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left, and the Gopher basketball team left Ohio State with a 62-59 win Thursday night. It's Minnesota's first win at Ohio State since 2005.

Gophers teammates react to Destiny Pitts' decision to transfer

Lindsay Whalen might have had the toughest day of her career Thursday with the Gophers, learning star guard Destiny Pitts was transferring after being suspended. Then Minnesota blew a 15-point lead in a 76-75 loss to Iowa at Williams Arena.

Takeaways: Gophers beat Penn State, 75-69

Richard Pitino has talked at length this season about the necessity to defend your home court. The Gopher basketball team is 9-1 at Williams Arena this season, and 4-0 in Big Ten play.