KEY DATES FOR GOPHERS MEN'S BASKETBALL
Friday: First official practice and "All Star Friday Night" at Williams Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m., followed by autographs, a dunk contest and a scrimmage, all of which are free and open to the public.
Nov. 1: Exhibition opener vs. Minnesota State Mankato at Williams Arena
Nov. 9: Season opener vs. American at Williams Arena
Nov. 22-24: Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Bahamas; Gophers vs. Duke in opener. Other tournament teams: Memphis, Missouri, Stanford, Northern Iowa, VCU and Louisville
Dec. 31: Big Ten opener vs. Michigan State at Williams Arena