The No. 16 Golden Gopher men’s basketball team will not have a game again until December 22nd when it hosts Lafayette at Williams Arena. The layoff is planned so players can work on final exams and term papers. Minnesota beat North Dakota State 70-57 on Tuesday night at the Barn, propelling itself to an 11-and-1 record. The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team is 9-and-3 on the season and off until a December 21st home game against Northern Iowa.