Big Ten Basketball Preseason Power Rankings: 14-8

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12. Minnesota

Feb 26, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Carlos Morris (11) brings the ball up court against the Michigan State Spartans during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 Record: 18-15 (6-12)

Key Players:

G Carlos Morris, Sr

F Joey King, Sr

G Nate Mason, So


There were decent expectations for Richard Pitino‘s Minnesota Golden Gophers last season. However, they didn’t live up to them. This time around, the expectations aren’t quite as high.

Pitino lost a great deal of his leadership from a season ago and with the exception of Morris and King, he’ll be relying on his freshmen and sophomores for production.

On paper, this could be a decent team, but expect the inexperience to ultimately hold this team from being a factor in the Big Ten this year.

Projected Record: 13-15 (4-14)