The 5-11 Mathieu, who visited the Minneapolis campus last weekend, said on Monday via text message that he would be making his decision on Tuesday -- choosing between Minnesota, Ole Miss and Pepperdine, his last three schools after eliminating Memphis. A teammate at Central Arizona, Calvin Bonner, tweeted late Tuesday morning that Mathieu had chosen the Gophers.
#shoutout to my brother @driiiiizzzzzyyy he took over here at Cac now he's going to take over in Minnesota congrats on your commitment bro!!
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.
Gophers' Jordan Murphy on Saturday tied Tim Duncan's double-double streak to start a season of 17 straight back in 1997. Meanwhile, Amir Coffey is not expected to return "anytime soon" from shoulder injury, coach Richard Pitino said