Amelia Rayno

Sports reporter | College basketball
Phone: 612-673-4115

Recent content from Amelia Rayno

College Basketball Insider: Tubby's team exceeding expectations

Texas Tech is winning, or at least playing well, in February, unlike Coach Smith’s teams at Minnesota.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 10:33 PM

Gophers, tournament hopes crumble in home loss to Illinois

After Minnesota led 14-3, lowly Illinois roared back behind Kendrick Nunn's three-pointers. The Gophers shot only 4-for-25 from three-point range.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 11:35 AM

Signs of improvement on defense for Gophers basketball

Minnesota has looked fundamentally sound stopping its past two foes.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 09:33 AM

Mathieu steps up as Gophers nab needed victory at Northwestern

The Gophers snapped a five-game road losing streak and improved their Big Ten Conference record to 6-7 with Sunday's victory at Northwestern, which defeated Minnesota 55-54 on Feb. 1.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 07:13 AM

Road woes have Gophers basketball looking for answers

Minnesota is 1-5 in Big Ten road games, a trend the Gophers need to correct and soon.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 03:42 PM

College Basketball Insider: Wichita State perfect? Don't be shocked

Wichita State has an unbeaten record in its sights, and it deserves a No. 1 seed.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Gophers can't pull off season sweep, fall to Wisconsin

Without the potent inside game that has fueled Minnesota in the past few games, the Gophers struggled to create offense or slow the Badgers’ offense.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 12:45 PM

Walker provides new presence inside for Gophers

Mo Walker emerged as a potent offensive option against Wisconsin last month. Since, the Gophers' offense has evolved into a low-post threat, coach Richard Pitino says.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:48 AM

Here's the path to the Big Dance for Pitino's Gophers

Four more Big Ten victories — and they’re there for the taking — should have the Gophers in the NCAA tourney.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 01:09 PM

Rick and 'Chick' Pitino turn out for game

About three minutes before tip-off Saturday night, Richard Pitino’s younger brother Ryan walked into his office and announced he needed...

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 08:36 AM

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