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November 30
Four-star 2021 big man Treyton Thompson commits to Gophers

Four-star 2021 big man Treyton Thompson commits to Gophers

Former Alexandria standout and LaLumiere Prep four-star forward Treyton Thompson announced Saturday he committed to Minnesota.
Gophers
November 29
Gophers guard Marcus Carr drove against North Dakota guard Marlon Stewart in the first half of Minnesota's 79-56 victory at Williams Arena on Sunday n

Gophers, undefeated DePaul bolstered by backcourt transfers

Minnesota's Marcus Carr and Payton Willis and DePaul's Charlie Moore and Jalen Coleman-Lands have been important to the success of their teams so far this season. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.
Gophers
November 28
Gophers' Omersa is ready to turn his constant effort into production

Gophers' Omersa is ready to turn his constant effort into production

Gophers forward Jarvis Omersa wants to provide a consistent spark off the bench after putting up career best numbers in his last game. Omersa showed glimpses of his potential in the NCAA tournament loss to Michigan State last season.
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November 25
Pitino inspired by Fleck's Gophers football team attracting "College GameDay"

Pitino inspired by Fleck's Gophers football team attracting "College GameDay"

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino hopes to duplicate excitement and support for P.J. Fleck's football program. Gophers football attracted ESPN's "College GameDay" to Minneapolis for the Wisconsin game this Saturday.
Gophers
November 24
Gophers guard Gabe Kalscheur (22), the team's top shooter, hasn't attempted a free throw yet this season.

Gophers looking for more points from the foul line vs. UND

The Gophers men's basketball team has seen a major foul-shooting drop off from last year, getting fewer points from free throws than almost any high-major college basketball team.
Gophers
November 21
Gophers guard Gabe Kalscheur made a freshman school-record 77 three-pointers last year, but he's only shooting 32.3% through four games this season.

Backcourt breaking out of slump will be key for Gophers

Gophers sophomore guard Gabe Kalscheur broke out of a shooting slump with last week's performance at Utah. That's a good sign for Richard Pitino's team. But what about his backcourt mates Marcus Carr and Payton Willis?
Gophers
November 19
Decision day: Prior Lake's Garcia choosing between U, three others

Decision day: Prior Lake's Garcia choosing between U, three others

Marquette is thought to be Dawson Garcia's favorite. The 6-foot-10 center is one of the most sought-after 2020 prospects who hasn't yet made a college choice.
Gophers
November 18
Oturu's hot start is bright spot during U basketball's losing streak

Oturu's hot start is bright spot during U basketball's losing streak

The 6-10 former Cretin-Derham Hall star is about the only bright spot during a three-game losing streak entering Thursday's game against Central Michigan.
Gophers
November 15

Will Pitino's Gophers finally get a lift from the bench Friday at Utah?

Gophers coach Richard Pitino needs more bench production to snap a two-game slide Friday at Utah.
Gophers
November 14
Gophers top basketball recruit Ihnen expected to debut Friday at Utah

Gophers top basketball recruit Ihnen expected to debut Friday at Utah

Coach Richard Pitino feels 6-foot-9 Isaiah Ihnen can give the team a boost defensively. "Just having longer arms out there helps."
Gophers
November 13
Gophers need to give Oturu some help, get more from the bench

Gophers need to give Oturu some help, get more from the bench

Can the Gophers solve some major issues in time to turn things around on Friday at Utah, where they end a stretch of three games away from Williams Arena.
Gophers
November 13
Four-star recruits Mashburn, Mitchell officially commit to U basketball

Four-star recruits Mashburn, Mitchell officially commit to U basketball

Coach Richard Pitino has signed multiple four-star recruits in the same class for the third straight year. He still has one more scholarship open for 2020.
Gophers
November 12
Gophers forward Alihan Demir

Pregame: Gophers filling power forward spot by committee

The Gophers men's basketball team will use a few players to get production at power forward Tuesday night at Butler.
Gophers
November 9
Gophers, Oturu face big test vs. Oklahoma frontcourt

Gophers, Oturu face big test vs. Oklahoma frontcourt

Gophers center Daniel Oturu will need some help Saturday night in Sioux Falls vs. Oklahoma's veteran frontcourt of Kristian Doolittle and Brady Manek.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers' newcomers Carr and Willis have best U scoring debut in six years

Gophers' newcomers Carr and Willis have best U scoring debut in six years

Gophers starting guards and transfers Marcus Carr and Payton Willis combined for 35 points Tuesday, the best scoring debuts since Richard Pitino's first game in 2013.
Gophers
November 5
Transfer guards Marcus Carr (5) and Payton Willis have become starters for the Gophers this season.

Transfers take on starting roles as Gophers men open season

The Gophers men's basketball team will rely on three transfers in the starting lineup in Tuesday's season opener vs. Cleveland State.
Gophers
November 4
U freshman Ihnen out for men's basketball opener with wrist injury

U freshman Ihnen out for men's basketball opener with wrist injury

Isaiah Ihnen, a 6-9 native of Germany, was the top-rated recruit in Richard Pitino's 2019 recruiting class.
Gophers
November 1
Do Gophers basketball exhibition games reveal much about the season?

Do Gophers basketball exhibition games reveal much about the season?

Taking a look at how the five exhibition games for the Gophers men's basketball team could translate to the regular season. Who played well? Who didn't? Do the stats matter for when it counts?
Gophers
October 28
Gophers freshman forward Isaiah Ihnen sits out because of wrist injury

Gophers freshman forward Isaiah Ihnen sits out because of wrist injury

Richard Pitino downplayed the injury to his top recruit from Germany.
Gophers
October 28

Pregame: Gophers newcomers to make their exhibition debut

The Gophers men's basketball team have several newcomers making their debut in Monday night's exhibition vs. Southwest Minnesota State.
Gophers
October 25
Five-star Prior Lake senior Garcia visits Indiana; decision coming soon

Five-star Prior Lake senior Garcia visits Indiana; decision coming soon

Gophers top 2020 target and five-star Prior Lake forward Dawson Garcia said he will make a decision some time following his official visit to Indiana this weekend. Minnesota, Marquette and Memphis are also finalists.
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October 23
Gophers basketball greats Burton, McCarville to have jerseys honored this season

Gophers basketball greats Burton, McCarville to have jerseys honored this season

Gophers basketball greats Willie Burton and Janel McCarville will have their jerseys raised to the rafters at Williams Arena this season
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October 19
Gophers basketball gets overtime win at Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Gophers basketball gets overtime win at Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Four starters combined for 59 points for the Gophers men's basketball team in a nine-point overtime win at Iowa State in Saturday's secret scrimmage
Gophers
October 17
Without Murphy and Curry, what does power forward look like for U?

Without Murphy and Curry, what does power forward look like for U?

The Gophers men's basketball team lost star Jordan Murphy to graduation and backup Eric Curry to injury, so where do they go at power forward this season? Looking ahead at 2019-20 at the key frontcourt position.
Gophers
October 14
U recruiting target Jamal Mashburn Jr. announcing decision today

U recruiting target Jamal Mashburn Jr. announcing decision today

Four-star Brewster Academy (N.H.) senior guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. said he's choosing between Minnesota and California. His father played college basketball for Rick Pitino.

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