The Golden Gopher basketball team easily took care of Western Kentucky 74-56 at Williams Arena Tuesday night. The win moves the Gophers to 1-1 on the season.

DeAndre Mathieu had a strong game for Minnesota, scoring 11 points on 5-9 shooting with five rebounds and six assists, while Mo Walker led the team in scoring with 14 points.

The Gophers will host Franklin Pearce Thursday night at The Barn.