GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 2005-2006 Season

2005-2006 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/05/2005 Exhibition
SW Minnesota State
W 59-50
11/10/2005 Exhibition
Minnesota-Duluth
W 78-64
11/18/2005 North Dakota State W 70-57
11/26/2005 Tennessee-Chattanooga W 67-46
11/28/2005 Gardner Webb L 72-73
11/30/2005 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
@ Maryland
L 66-83
12/03/2005 Coastal Carolina W 75-57
12/05/2005 @ Arizona State W 85-79 OT
12/10/2005 UNLV W 72-67
12/14/2005 Alabama-Birmingham W 69-68
12/21/2005 Grambling W 88-64
12/23/2005 South Dakota State W 80-61
12/31/2005 Oral Roberts W 67-54
01/07/2006 Northwestern L 49-57
01/10/2006 Wisconsin L 62-64
01/14/2006 @ Purdue L 55-72
01/18/2006 @ Iowa L 72-76
01/21/2006 Michigan L 55-71
01/25/2006 @ Illinois L 53-77
01/29/2006 Indiana W 61-42
02/04/2006 @ Ohio State L 53-67
02/08/2006 @ Penn State W 77-66
02/11/2006 Michigan State W 69-55
02/15/2006 @ Michigan L 50-72
02/18/2006 Iowa W 74-61
02/22/2006 Purdue W 62-50
02/26/2006 @ Wisconsin L 74-80
02/28/2006 Illinois L 65-71
03/04/2006 @ Northwestern L 53-57
03/09/2006 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Michigan
W 59-55
03/10/2006 Big Ten Quarterfinals
vs. Iowa
L 57-67
03/15/2006 NIT 1st Round
Wake Forest
W 73-58
03/21/2006 NIT 2nd Round
@ Cincinnati
L 62-76

2005-2006 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Ohio State 12 4 .750 26 6 .813
Iowa 11 5 .688 25 9 .735
Illinois 11 5 .688 26 7 .788
Wisconsin 9 7 .563 19 12 .613
Indiana 9 7 .563 19 12 .613
Michigan State 8 8 .500 22 12 .647
Michigan 8 8 .500 22 11 .667
Penn State 6 10 .375 15 15 .500
Northwestern 6 10 .375 14 15 .483
Minnesota 5 11 .313 16 15 .516
Purdue 3 13 .188 9 19 .321

Season notes:

Coached by Dan Monson (7th season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

2005-2006 Poll Results

Associated Press ESPN/USA Today
1. Duke (59) 27-3 1,783
2. Connecticut (11) 27-2 1,709
3. Villanova (1) 24-3 1,626
4. Memphis 27-3 1,610
5. Gonzaga (1) 26-3 1,509
6. Ohio State 23-4 1,347
7. Boston College 24-6 1,243
7. UCLA 24-6 1,243
9. Texas 25-5 1,215
10. North Carolina 21-6 1,060
11. Florida 24-6 1,006
12. Kansas 22-7 1,001
13. Illinois 25-5 907
14. George Washington 26-1 890
15. Iowa 22-8 825
16. Pittsburgh 21-6 816
17. Washington 24-5 623
18. Tenessee 21-6 572
19. LSU 22-7 533
20. Nevada 24-5 413
21. Syracuse 19-11 377
22. West Virginia 20-9 312
23. Georgetown 19-8 177
24. Oklahoma 20-7 131
25. Alabama-Birmingham 22-5 130
1. Florida (31) 31-6 775
2. UCLA 31-6 739
3. LSU 27-8 666
4. Connecticut 30-4 658
5. Villanova 28-5 620
6. Memphis 33-4 607
7. Duke 32-4 585
8. George Mason 27-7 564
9. Texas 30-7 542
10. Gonzaga 29-4 503
11. Boston College 28-8 463
12. Washington 26-7 403
13. Ohio State 26-6 354
14. North Carolina 23-8 312
15. West Virginia 22-11 300
16. Georgetown 23-10 296
17. Illinois 26-7 261
18. Pittsburgh 25-8 247
19. George Washington 27-3 221
20. Tenessee 22-8 198
21. Wichita State 26-9 169
22. Kansas 25-8 155
23. Iowa 25-9 109
24. Bradley 22-11 106
25. Bucknell 27-5 51


2005-2006 Big Ten/ACC Challenge


ACC wins 6-5

November 28/29 November 30
Ohio State 69, Virginia Tech 56
Wake Forest 91, Wisconsin 88
Florida State 97, Purdue 57
Clemson 96, Penn State 88
Illinois 68, North Carolina 64
Michigan 74, Miami 53
Michigan State 88, Georgia Tech 86
Maryland 83, Minnesota 66
Virginia 72, Northwestern 57
Duke 75, Indiana 67
Iowa 45, North Carolina State 42


2005-2006 Big Ten Tournament

First Round Second Round
#8 Penn State 60, #9 Northwestern 42
#10 Minnesota 59, #7 Michigan 55
#6 Michigan State 70, #11 Purdue 58
#1 Ohio State 63, #8 Penn State 56
#5 Indiana 61, #4 Wisconsin 56
#2 Iowa 67, #10 Minnesota 57
#6 Michigan State 61, #3 Illinois 56
Semifinals Finals
#2 Iowa 53, #6 Michigan State 48
#1 Ohio State 52, #5 Indiana 51
#2 Iowa 67, #1 Ohio State 60


2005-2006 National Invitation Tournament


Opening Round

Section 1 Section 2
#9 Manhattan 80, #10 Fairleigh Dickinson 82
#8 Rutgers 76, #7 Penn State 71
#9 UTEP 85, #10 Lipscomb 66
#8 Akron 80, #7 Temple 73 (OT)
Section 3 Section 4
#10 Delaware State 58, #9 Northern Arizona 53
#7 Stanford 65, #8 Virginia 49
#9 Charlotte 77, #10 Georgia Southern 61
#8 Butler 53, #7 Miami (OH) 52


First Round

Section 1 Section 2
#10 Manhattan 87, #1 Maryland 84
#5 Old Dominion 79, #4 Colorado 61
#2 St. Joseph's (PA) 71, #8 Rutgers 62
#3 Hofstra 73, #6 Nebraska 62
#1 Michigan 82, #9 UTEP 66
#5 Notre Dame 79, #4 Vanderbilt 69
#2 Creighton 71, #8 Akron 60
#3 Miami (FL) 62, #6 Oklahoma State 59
Section 3 Section 4
#1 Louisville 71, #10 Delaware State 54
#4 Clemson 69, #5 Louisiana Tech 53
#2 Missouri State 76, #7 Stanford 67
#3 Houston 77, #6 Brigham Young 67
#1 Cincinnati 86, #9 Charlotte 80
#4 Minnesota 73, #5 Wake Forest 58
#2 Florida State 67, #8 Butler 63
#3 South Carolina 74, #6 Western Kentucky 55


Second Round

Section 1 Section 2
#5 Old Dominion 70, #10 Manhattan 66
#3 Hofstra 77, #2 St. Joseph's (PA) 75 (OT)
#1 Michigan 87, #5 Notre Dame 84 (2OT)
#3 Miami (FL) 53, #2 Creighton 52
Section 3 Section 4
#1 Louisville 74, #4 Clemson 68
#2 Missouri State 60, #3 Houston 59
#1 Cincinnati 76, #4 Minnesota 62
#3 South Carolina 69, #2 Florida State 68 (OT)


Quarter Finals

Section 1 Section 2
#5 Old Dominion 61, #3 Hofstra 51 #1 Michigan 71, #3 Miami (FL) 65
Section 3 Section 4
#1 Louisville 74, #2 Missouri State 56 #3 South Carolina 65, #1 Cincinnati 62


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Michigan 66, Old Dominion 43
South Carolina 78, Louisville 63
South Carolina 76, Michigan 64


2005-2006 NCAA Tournament


Play-In Game

Minneapolis
Monmouth 71, Hampton 49


First Round

Atlanta Oakland
#1 Duke 70, #16 Southern 54
#8 George Washington 88, #9 UNC-Wilmington 85 (OT)
#12 Texas A&M 66, #5 Syracuse 58
#4 LSU 80, #13 Iona 64
#6 West Virginia 64, #11 Southern Illinois 46
#14 Northwestern State 64, #3 Iowa 63
#10 North Carolina State 58, #7 California 52
#2 Texas 60, #15 Penn 52
#1 Memphis 94, #16 Oral Roberts 78
#9 Bucknell 59, #8 Arkansas 55
#5 Pittsburgh 79, #12 Kent State 64
#13 Bradley 77, #4 Kansas 73
#6 Indiana 87, #11 San Diego State 83
#3 Gonzaga 79, #14 Xavier 75
#10 Alabama 90, #7 Marquette 85
#2 UCLA 78, #15 Belmont 44
Washington DC Minneapolis
#1 Connecticut 72, #16 Albany 59
#8 Kentucky 69, #9 Alabama-Birmingham 64
#5 Washington 75, #12 Utah State 61
#4 Illinois 78, #13 Air Force 69
#11 George Mason 75, #6 Michigan State 65
#3 North Carolina 69, #14 Murray State 65
#7 Wichita State 86, #10 Seton Hall 66
#2 Tennessee 63, #15 Winthrop 61
#1 Villanova 58, #16 Monmouth 45
#8 Arizona 94, #9 Wisconsin 75
#12 Montana 87, #5 Nevada 79
#4 Boston College 88, #13 Pacific 76 (2OT)
#11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 82, #6 Oklahoma 74
#3 Florida 76, #14 Southern Alabama 50
#7 Georgetown 54, #10 Northern Iowa 49
#2 Ohio State 70, #15 Davidson 62


Second Round

Atlanta Oakland
#1 Duke 74, #8 George Washington 61
#4 LSU 58, #12 Texas A&M 57
#6 West Virginia 67, #14 Northwestern State 54
#2 Texas 75, #10 North Carolina State 54
#1 Memphis 72, #9 Bucknell 56
#13 Bradley 72, #5 Pittsburgh 66
#3 Gonzaga 90, #6 Indiana 80
#2 UCLA 62, #10 Alabama 59
Washington DC Minneapolis
#1 Connecticut 87, #8 Kentucky 83
#5 Washington 67, #4 Illiinois 64
#11 George Mason 65, #3 North Carolina 60
#7 Wichita State 80, #2 Tennessee 73
#1 Villanova 82, #8 Arizona 78
#4 Boston College 69, #12 Montana 56
#3 Florida 82, #11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 60
#7 Georgetown 70, #2 Ohio State 52


Sweet Sixteen

Atlanta Oakland
#4 Louisiana State 62, #1 Duke 54
#2 Texas 74, #6 West Virginia 71
#1 Memphis 80, #13 Bradley 64
#2 UCLA 73, #3 Gonzaga 71
Washington DC Minneapolis
#1 Connecticut 98, #5 Washington 92 (OT)
#11 George Mason 63, #7 Wichita State 55
#1 Villanova 60, #4 Boston College 59 (OT)
#3 Florida 57, #7 Georgetown 53


Elite Eight

Atlanta Oakland
#4 Louisiana State 70, #2 Texas 60 (OT) #2 UCLA 50, #1 Memphis 45
Washington DC Minneapolis
#11 George Mason 86, #1 Connecticut 84 (OT) #3 Florida 75, #1 Villanova 62


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
UCLA 59, Louisiana State 45
Florida 73, George Mason 58
Florida 73, UCLA 57

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