Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball Tickets
Coach Tubby Smith has made Gopher basketball relevant again, and GoTickets makes it easy to find great Minnesota basketball tickets. We have Gophers tickets for every game this season at Williams Arena.
Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball Schedule
Historical records mention basketball being played on the University of Minnesota campus as early as the late 1800s, and a team from Minnesota played against Minnesota A&M and teams from local YMCAs in an informal league around that time. In the early 1900s, the Big Ten organized varsity basketball, and Minnesota fielded a team that very first year. The Golden Gophers were quite successful in the early years of the sport, winning five Big Ten basketball championships in those early decades. Minnesota’s basketball program has been less successful in the last few decades, however, including setbacks related to a major recruiting scandal in the mid-1990s. The team’s only NCAA Final Four appearance (‘97) was wiped off the books due to academic fraud. But Tubby Smith has been the head coach at Minnesota since ‘07, and his experience, connections and coaching abilities have breathed new life into the program and caused a surge in demand for Minnesota Gophers basketball tickets.
Smith led the Golden gophers to the NIT his first year with the program, and the NCAA Tournament the following two years. Smith got the most out of the Golden Gophers’ roster as the team posted a very respectable 23-15 overall record in last season, even though they were only 6-12 in conference play as they lost a number of close games. Minnesota entered the NIT tournament as the No. 6 seed, but had a great run all the way to the finals where they lost 75-51 to a physical Stanford squad. They look ready to turn the corner this season, and GoTickets is ready with Minnesota basketball tickets for you.
The Minnesota Gophers schedule will be challenging, but coach Smith gets most of his top scorers back so the team should be bringing the fans back to historic Williams Arena this season. The Minnesota Gophers roster does include senior Ralph Sampson III, son of Naismith Award-winning and NBA star Ralph Lee Sampson, and some new talent brought in by Smith’s recruiting. Williams Arena figures to be sold out for most games, but GoTickets always has Gophers basketball tickets for you.