Gophers Run Away From Loyola Marymount in 2nd Half

PHOTO: RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER – STAR TRIBUNE

The Minnesota Gophers pulled out their 2nd win in as many 2020 games on Saturday evening, when they beat Loyola Marymount in the first of a 2-game series at Williams Arena. Game 2 will be played on Monday night.

LMU hung with the Gophers during the 1st half of Saturday’s game. In fact, they lead for most of the first 20 minutes. Minnesota took the lead at halftime, however, and never really looked back.



Marcus Carr Show Continued…

Marcus Carr picked up right where he left off earlier in the week when he put up 35 against Green Bay, posting 23 in the first half alone, vs LMU tonight. Minnesota needed him in that first half, while his teammates struggled to find their footing, and he delivered again.

#5 is the best point guard in the Big Ten and he will be there all season, when the Gophers need him. But what was so promising about this game, unfolded in the 2nd half when Carr’s teammates took over.

Marcus put up 23 in the first and Minnesota was +4. In the 2nd half, Carr was held to just 5 points, but the Gophers were +11. Others started putting the ball in the basket and our PG was happy to let them takeover for a bit.

Both Gach put up a box score that should get Gopher fans jacked up, after a shaky first 3 halves. He wasn’t the only transfer to contribute in big ways.


PlayerPTSFG%REBASTSTLBLK
Both Gach176/125630
Liam Robbins103/67212
Brandon Johnson82/37000
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Game 2 – Monday

This is a 2-game series and the next matchup will take place on Monday night at 7 PM. Thank god we get to see this beautiful man one more time. Savor it.




Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan