The biggest news from the Gophers basketball scrimmage didn't even happen on the court Saturday. 

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino told the crowd at intermission that center Reggie Lynch would probably be ready to compete in a full practice by the end of next week.

Lynch, a 6-10, 260-pound junior, has been sidelined since having surgery to repair a slightly torn meniscus in his left knee. He was cleared for non-contact drills this week but didn't participate in Saturday's scrimmage.

The Edina native sat out last season after transferring from Illinois State and is expected to be the team's starting center. Lynch is currently on pace to be ready to play in Minnesota's Nov. 11 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

-- The Gold team defeated the Maroon team 22-15 in a 14-minute scrimmage open to fans Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena after the homecoming football game. Junior guard Nate Mason led the Gold with eight points. Sophomore guard Dupree McBrayer had six points for the Maroon. 

-- The Gophers women's basketball team also held a scrimmage before the men on Saturday. Junior guard Carlie Wagner had 20 points to lead the Gold team to a 52-44 victory against the Maroon team.

-- Gophers recruiting targets attending Saturday's game included Matthew Hurt, Jalen Suggs, Daniel Oturu, Jarvis Thomas, Jack Hutchinson and Shae Mitchell.

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