For those of you waiting impatiently for the men’s basketball schedule to come out, you won’t have to sweat much longer. According to a team source, the schedule will be officially released tomorrow sans times or TV assignments.
Parts of the 31-game schedule (13 non-conference; 18 conference) have already been revealed as far as the non-conference games go, through other teams’ released schedules.
The Gophers will play against American on Nov. 9, against Duke on Nov. 22 to start out the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, Memphis or VCU in the second round (Nov. 23), at FSU on November 27, against North Florida on Dec. 1, at USC on Dec. 8 and against North Dakota State on Dec. 11.
But the real interest, of course, will be in the Big Ten portion of the schedule. Where will the Gophers travel and not travel this season? Which teams will they get at home?
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.