Amelia Rayno

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

Recent content from Amelia Rayno

Walker is leaner, but must be meaner to help the Gophers

Since Mo Walker lost 60 pounds two summers ago and dramatically improved his offensive game, the Gophers have made another request of their senior big man: Play meaner.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Gophers crush North Dakota after news another player is gone

The U roster took another hit with the transferring of freshman forward Josh Martin, but Mo Walker led the domination of an undersized North Dakota team.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Gophers' Carlos Morris: Confident, if not yet polished

Junior transfer shows his knack for defense and blowing by anyone, even as he learns the U’s game.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Big second half lifts Gophers basketball over Western Carolina

The Gophers managed a strong enough defensive effort in the second half of an 84-64 win to overcome another anemic outing on the boards.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 12:17 AM

'The Dres' (Hollins and Mathieu) tasked with leading Gophers' basketball

Andre Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu are inseparable by design. “They’re our leaders,” freshman guard Nate Mason said. “We go when they go.”

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Hollins takes over in second half to lead Gophers to victory

The guard finds his shooting touch by scoring 27 in a runaway victory.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Gophers working to fix breakdowns after the break

They are working to fix their second-half slumps, which burned them again last week.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 12:08 AM

Gophers start fast, hang on to defeat Georgia in NIT Tip-Off

Ahead by 12 at halftime, Minnesota allowed Georgia to have a shot at the end. But the Gophers escaped with a four-point victory in the consolation game of the NIT Tip-Off tournament in New York City.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 01:02 AM

Gophers basketball lineup in flux with McNeil suspended

Reserve Nate Mason has provided a boost, so why hasn’t he played more? Coach Richard Pitino explains the lineup issues, which are complicated by the loss of suspended Daquein McNeil.

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Gophers unravel in second half, fall to St. John's in NIT Tip-Off

St. John’s closed on a 16-2 run at Madison Square Garden, as the Gophers let a double-digit lead slip away in the seconed half.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:52 PM

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