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November 13
Murphy closing in on Gophers' career rebounding record

Murphy closing in on Gophers' career rebounding record

Jordan Murphy is closing in two legendary Minnesota big men -- Mychal Thompson and Kevin McHale -- to grab the Gophers career record for rebounding.
Gophers
November 12
Gophers will be looking up against Utah in the paint

Gophers will be looking up against Utah in the paint

The Gophers will be undersized in the paint Monday against the Utes, who are the only high major program with three 7-footers.
Gophers
November 9
Breck School basketball star Roddy picks Colorado State over U, Northwestern

Breck School basketball star Roddy picks Colorado State over U, Northwestern

Breck senior forward David Roddy picked Colorado State over Minnesota and Northwestern on Friday night.
Gophers
November 7
Minnesota's Isaiah Washington (11) drives the ball around Nebraska-Omaha's KJ Robinson (5) during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 201

Jelly on a roll: Washington has big game in Gophers opener

Sophomore guard Isaiah Washington's career-high 11 assists highlighted an impressive opening night for the Gophers offense with 28 assists on 39 baskets
Gophers
November 6
Gophers freshmen Oturu and Kalscheur to start in debut

Gophers freshmen Oturu and Kalscheur to start in debut

Gophers freshmen Daniel Oturu and Gabe Kalscheur are expected to start in their regular season debut Tuesday against Nebraska Omaha. Five newcomers will likely see the floor for Minnesota.
Gophers
November 5
Gophers' Murphy makes Naismith watch list

Gophers' Murphy makes Naismith watch list

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy appreciated being recognized as one of the top 50 players in the country by the Naismith Award watch list Monday
Gophers
November 2
Takeaways from Gophers' exhibition victory against Minnesota Duluth

Takeaways from Gophers' exhibition victory against Minnesota Duluth

The Good and the Bad from the Gophers men's basketball team's blowout victory Thursday against Minnesota Duluth in the lone exhibition game
Gophers
November 1
Guard Amir Coffey took part in a drill during practice Tuesday afternoon.

Amir Coffey running the show gives the Gophers more ball movement

The Gophers' exhibition game Thursday against Minnesota Duluth gives junior Amir Coffey a chance to show how much the offense flows with him playing point guard for the first time.
Gophers
October 31
Current Gophers basketball player Destiny Pitts, right, posed with Gophers recruit Jasmine Powell.

Detroit point guard commits to Whalen's Gophers

Top-100 recruit Jasmine Powell, from Detroit Country Day School, is a former teammate of current Gophers starter Destiny Pitts
Gophers
October 31
David Roddy

Breck two-sport star Roddy chooses hoops, U among his final three

Breck's David Roddy has decided to play basketball instead of football in college and plans to announce his choice soon.
Gophers
October 30
Carr still waiting on NCAA to grant waiver to play for Gophers this year

Carr still waiting on NCAA to grant waiver to play for Gophers this year

Gophers sophomore point guard Marcus Carr, a Pittsburgh transfer, is hoping to hear soon from the NCAA about granting his waiver to play immediately.
Gophers
October 25
Point guard Amir Coffey? Gophers junior trying a new role

Point guard Amir Coffey? Gophers junior trying a new role

Gophers junior Amir Coffey played point guard in Saturday's scrimmage against Creighton. Coffey could have the ball more this season to take advantage of his playmaking skills.
Gophers
October 22
Gophers senior guard Kenisha Bell, left, was one of 11 players recognized by both the media and the coaches on the preseason all-Big Ten women's baske

U's Bell, Pitts get preseason Big Ten women's basketball honors

Preseason honors for Big Ten women's basketball have been released as well as a media poll that predicts Minnesota finishing third in the conference.
Gophers
October 21
Kalscheur leads Gophers men's basketball in scrimmage win at Creighton

Kalscheur leads Gophers men's basketball in scrimmage win at Creighton

Freshmen Gabe Kalscheur and Daniel Oturu shine with 25 combined points in Minnesota's secret scrimmage win Saturday at Creighton. Eric Curry fully cleared and returns from injury
Gophers
October 20
Gophers women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen

Big turnout for Gophers women's basketball open scrimmage

About 1,000 fans showed up at Williams Arena to watch the action, and coach Lindsay Whalen.
Gophers
October 19
Four-star recruit Jackson breaks commitment to Pitino's Gophers

Four-star recruit Jackson breaks commitment to Pitino's Gophers

Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) four-star senior forward Tray Jackson announced Friday he was decommitting from the Gophers, and switched to Missouri two hours later.
Gophers
October 19
Eric Curry could return for Gophers in Saturday's scrimmage at Creighton

Eric Curry could return for Gophers in Saturday's scrimmage at Creighton

Gophers redshirt sophomore big man Eric Curry could be fully cleared to play in a scrimmage Saturday at Creighton
Gophers
October 18
Murphy, McBrayer named Gophers men's basketball captains

Murphy, McBrayer named Gophers men's basketball captains

Jordan Murphy and Dupree McBrayer both started their U career on an eight-win team in 2015-16.
Gophers
October 16

Lindsay Whalen likes what she sees from Gophers so far

New coach gives her team a rest before the grind really begins.
Gophers
October 12

Michigan State's Izzo agrees with Butler's stand on toughness

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo likes that Wolves star Jimmy Butler wants to be surrounded by tougher teammates, even if he may not agree with how that message is being conveyed.
Gophers
October 11
Gophers' Murphy selected to official All-Big Ten preseason team

Gophers' Murphy selected to official All-Big Ten preseason team

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy makes official All-Big Ten preseason men's basketball team, announced Thursday morning at media day in Chicago
Gophers
October 10
Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy (3) drives to the basket past Iowa guard Isaiah Moss, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game,

Unofficial Big Ten poll puts U men's basketball ninth; Murphy snubbed

This year's unofficial Big Ten men's basketball media poll with 28 writers ranked the Gophers ninth in the league, and left Jordan Murphy off the preseason all-conference team.
Gophers
October 9
Lindsay Whalen’s Gophers women’s basketball team offered her observations after a week’s worth of full practices Tuesday. They are still a full

Whalen's tongue-in-cheek update: Gophers still undefeated

The first-year Gophers women's basketball coach, still settling in, is showing she brought her sense of humor to her new job.
Gophers
October 9
Rochester star Hurt wants to see teams play before choosing college

Rochester star Hurt wants to see teams play before choosing college

Unlike high schoolers who make their visits during football season, Matthew Hurt said: "I want to see how they prep a team before a game and stuff like that because I'll consider a lot of that in my decision."
Gophers
October 8
NCAA prevents U, other basketball teams from charity games with exhibition rule

NCAA prevents U, other basketball teams from charity games with exhibition rule

Richard Pitino and the Gophers men's basketball team wasn't able to play in a charity game this year, because it now counts as one of two exhibitions allowed per season by the NCAA.

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