Perhaps the most worrisome thing about the Gophers' performance last night for fans was their lack of energy, their inability to rise to the occasion when they badly needed a win. Instead, Minnesota treated viewers to the same mistakes that have dug them into an eight-of-11 hole: poor shooting and turnovers?
Can this team turn it around? We discuss that in the abandoned media room of Value City Arena, after hours on Wednesday:
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.