Gopher Men Hoops Win, Season Starts Friday 05 Nov 13

 Golden Gopher junior center Maurice Walker of Scarborough, Ontario posted a double-double as Minnesota beat Concordia-St. Paul 101-67 in an exhibition game at Williams Arena last night.  Walker scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds off the bench.  He played 24 minutes and says losing weight in the offseason has been a key to him being able to play more minutes.  Junior guard Andre Hollins of Memphis added 16 points.  Cole Olstad and Terez VanPelt scored 16 each for the Golden Bears.  Minnesota opens the regular season on Friday night against Lehigh at 7 p.m. at the Barn.