Gophers' Reggie Lynch breaks the single-season blocks record Saturday
February 25, 2017 — 3:34pm
All Reggie Lynch needed was one half to set the University of Minnesota's single-season blocks record Saturday against Penn State.
Lynch, a 6-foot-10 junior from Edina, recorded six blocks in the first half to get to 90 this season, which broke Randy Breuer's record of 89 set back in 1981-82. He entered the game as the Big Ten's top shot blocker and fourth in the nation (3.1).
It was the seventh game this season where Lynch had five blocks or more, which included a career-high nine blocks in a Nov. 18 win against St. John's.
Lynch sat out last season after transferring from Illinois State. In two seasons with the Redbirds, he finished No. 2 on the school's all-time blocks list with 189.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
The Gophers men's basketball team will honor Tayra McFarlane, the mother of senior guard Dupree McBrayer with patches on their uniforms (pins for coaches) Wednesday against Nebraska. McFarlane died of cancer Monday.