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2016–17 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
Assistant coach  Ed Conroy
Assistant coach  Kimani Young
2016–17 record  22–7 (10–6 Big Ten)
Assistant coach  Ben Johnson
2016–17 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team
Head coach  Richard Pitino (4th year)

The 2016–17 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represents the University of Minnesota in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Gophers, led by fourth-year head coach Richard Pitino, are members of the Big Ten Conference and play their home games at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Previous season

The Golden Gophers finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 8–23, 2–16 in Big Ten play to finish in 13th place in conference. They lost in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to Illinois.

The season was marred by the suspensions of three players, Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer, on March 1, 2016 for allegedly posting a sex video online. The players were suspended for the rest of the season.

Preseason

In May, 2016, Illinois State transfer, Reggie Lynch, was arrested by University police on suspicion of rape. In August, it was determined that charges would not be filed against Lynch. Lynch was reinstated to the team in September.

References

2016–17 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team Wikipedia


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