Pitino, Gophers fall for sixth straight time in loss at Penn State

Since beating No. 2 Michigan in January at the Barn, the Gophers are 2-9, with six consecutive losses. Loss No. 6 in a row came Wednesday night at Penn State, 84-65.

Marcus Carr led all scorers with 22 points and Tre’ Williams added 17 points for Minnesota (13-13, 6-13). Isaiah Ihnen contributed 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Gophers.

Penn State shot 40 percent from 3-point range (10 of 25) and outrebounded Minnesota 48-33.

The Golden Gophers shot just 27.8 percent from long distance (5 of 18) and 35.6 percent overall (21 of 59). The Gophers remain one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the country.

The Nittany Lions scored nine straight points in a span of 1:51 to take a 37-26 lead with 1:26 left until halftime. That lead ballooned to 18 at the half, then Penn State started the second half on an 8-2 run.

The Gophers conclude their regular season schedule on Saturday with a home game vs. Rutgers.