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6-foot-9 Pharrel Payne is preparing for a bigger role than he might have expected right away when he committed to the team after starring at Park Cottage Grove.
Ben Johnson won his first road game last season in Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Pittsburgh.
Fox suffered his second major knee injury in the last two years at practice on Monday. The 6-8 junior also missed last season.
Who selects Chet Holmgren? Do the Wolves target a point guard? Will two Big Ten players go in the Top 5? Marcus Fuller gives you his take on the entire first round of the NBA draft.
The 6-8 junior sat out last season after knee surgery but made a full recovery. He hurt himself again in Monday's practice.
For the third straight year, there could be multiple Minnesotans picked in the draft, including the potential for a high school reunion with the Orlando Magic.
Chet Holmgren, Kendall Brown, and David Roddy are draft hopefuls from Minnesota in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Ben Johnson's Gophers scheduled to play rival Iowa only once in the regular season — at home.
Coach Ben Johnson has four returning players and seven newcomers on the 2022-23 roster. Here's a look at each of them:
Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson had a feeling newcomers would be the hot topic when he and women's coach Lindsay Whalen spoke to fans at Monday's Coaches Caravan event.
Nearly every morning since returning from North Carolina, the former Prior Lake basketball star has been working on his game — and his faith journey — in Minneapolis.
University of Minnesota officials have already approved the deal, which runs through 2027, and the Board of Regents is expected to sign off next week.
Taison Chatman, a four-star 2023 prospect, had the Gophers' Ben Johnson and Kansas' Bill Self among the coaches following him this spring.
UNLV and Southern Illinois will be among the teams in Minnesota's division of the SoCal Challenge as Ben Johnson brings an overhauled roster into his second season as coach.
Of the three Minnesota natives who signed with Ben Johnson and the Gophers in November, Joshua Ola-Joseph was the least visible last season.
Taison Chatman of Totino-Grace and Daniel Freitag of Jefferson, both offered by Gophers, are continuing trend of high-profile guards from Minnesota.
Coach Ben Johnson isn't expected to use their last two scholarships for next season after adding three players through the transfer portal.
The Gophers are hosting the Big Ten outdoor track and field meet this weekend, and Shelby Frank is favored to become the program's first conference discus champion in 17 years.
The University of Minnesota will be hosting the event Friday-Sunday with a handful of Gophers in the mix for conference individual titles.
The Gophers, who lost their entire backcourt from last season, need a playmaking combo guard with experience. Taurus Samuels started 23 games in 2021-22.
Ben Johnson looking at Dartmouth grad transfer to possibly help recently-signed point guard Ta'Lon Cooper.
Gophers coach Ben Johnson didn't get into details, but he expressed confidence in Dawson Garcia's situation being favorable for a possible hardship waiver.
Isaac Asuma, who has played varsity since seventh grade and was a state tournament standout in March, is the third Minnesota Class of 2024 player to get a Gophers scholarship offer.
The 6-3 former junior college transfer is the first to transfer with eligiblity left from current Minnesota roster.
Once he graduates with his master's degree, senior Luke Loewe hopes to achieve his dream of becoming a pro angler. But he has a more pressing problem right now.
Prior Lake's Dawson Garcia, the highest ranked recruit for the Gophers men's basketball team in years, officially signed his letter-of-intent on Tuesday.
The 7-1 former Minnehaha Academy star announced Thursday he was entering the draft after one season in college.
Needing guards, Minnesota added Cooper, who ranked seventh in Division I basketball with 5.9 assists per game.
Target Center will host the 2023 women's tourney and the men's and women's tourney in 2024, the Big Ten announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-11 forward from Prior Lake, who started 12 games for the North Carolina last season, will become the seventh scholarship player from Minnesota on the 2022-23 roster.
Point guards from two mid-major programs are visiting the campus and Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson this week as the team seeks a replacement for Peyton Willis.
Former Indiana guard Parker Stewart visits Minnesota's campus this weekend with other potential transfers scheduled to be on campus soon.
If Ben Johnson can add North Carolina transfer Dawson Garcia, that would give the Gophers men's basketball team seven scholarship players from Minnesota.
The 6-11 former McDonald's All-American from Prior Lake played for North Carolina and Marquette the last two seasons.
Coach Ben Johnson told 6-foot-7 Jayden Henley there were similarities between his game and former Gophers star Amir Coffey, who now plays for the L.A. Clippers.
Amir Coffey, who had a career-best 35 points to end the regular season Sunday, started 30 games this year as the Clippers prepare to face the Wolves in a play-in game Tuesday.
Athletic director Mark Coyle announced Friday the U plans to give "education-related financial support" to athletes in fall 2022.
Coach Ben Johnson has no players seeking to leave. It's a dramatic change from the 10 players who left via the NCAA transfer portal after last season.
Marcus Fuller's College Basketball Insider: It's been difficult for people of color to land head coaching jobs, let alone reach the Final Four. That brought more attention to the accomplishments by South Carolina's Dawn Staley and North Carolina's Hubert Davis.
Women's Final Four Insider: South Carolina had a 16-3 offensive rebounding edge 17-2 edge in second-chance points in the first half.
The Gamecocks controlled the boards, leading to 22 second-chance points.
Key match-ups, coaching strategy and all of the other elements in tonight's women's Final Four title game will result in one of these teams winning a close one.
Hudson was a star for the Gophers in the 1960s and went on to become a six-time NBA All-Star.
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina's All-America forward, made her presence felt on the boards, while Louisville's Emily Engstler outhustled her opponents to the ball.
The Huskies overcame 19 turnovers in the win in the NCAA semifinals at Target Center.
Women's Final Four, semifinal recap: The national player of the year came through with a huge game on the huge stage in Minneapolis.
Minnesota natives who played for Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski reflect on his last season and Duke's Final Four game Saturday vs. North Carolina.
Most of the big coaching personalities have been on the championship stage before. That doesn't mean there's not new territory to claim in this unique climax to the season.
No coaches in women's basketball have won more games than the Cardinal's Tara VanDerveer (1,157) and the Huskies' Geno Auriemma (1,148).
South Carolina's Aliyah Boston can dominate inside and be a difference-maker. Louisville can counter with Hailey Van Lith, who has scored 20 points or more in four straight NCAA tournament games.
Her Hall of Fame coach calls her that, and Haley Jones, last year's Final Four MVP, will run the show for the defending NCAA champion in Friday's semifinals vs. UConn.
A comparison between the men's and women's tournaments detailed drastic inequities, including a huge difference in spending. Changes have been made and will be on display in Minneapolis.
Geno Auriemma, Rebecca Lobo and the Huskies finished that season 35-0, but not without some anxious moments in Minneapolis.
Saint Peter's and coach Shaheen Holloway, the top NBA prospects, is Gonzaga the best team left and more.
Edina native Gabe Kalscheur played three seasons with the Gophers, but his 22 points led Cyclones into Sweet 16 after beating Wisconsin.
The Barn will be home soon enough, but Park Center guard Braeden Carrington's first game on the raised floor will be in the 4A semifinals Thursday vs. Eastview.
Former Breck star David Roddy had scholarship offers from the Big Ten but joined fellow Minnesotan Niko Medved, who's coaching the Rams.
Sister Jean is back. Welcome, Chet Holmgren. And the Iowa Hawkeyes have a tough first-round matchup against Richmond, team with upset-bid experience.
The 6-9 senior from Park of Cottage Grove plays Eastview on Thursday for a shot at his school's first trip to state in almost a half-century.
Here are all the bracket picks, upsets, intriguing players and championship contenders to study before the tournament tips off.
Chet Holmgren and Kendall Brown, two projected NBA lottery picks, highlight the list of top Minnesotans in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Sparked by ex-Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren, the Zags lead a field that includes a number of lower-seeded rivals who are dangerous despite losing in their conference tournaments.
Baylor faces a tough task in its attempt to repeat; this could be the most loaded field ever in terms of NBA-worthy talent.
If bubble teams Indiana, Michigan and Rutgers are selected Sunday, that would likely give the conference a record-tying nine NCAA tournament bids.
Eric Curry and Payton Willis would have traded individual success for a better record, but it still was fulfilling for them to walk away having career-best seasons.
Minnesota's bench played only one minute during the 60-51 loss in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament. The Gophers led early but faltered at the finish.
Pregame: Eric Curry's battled health issues entering Wednesday's game, but he had 22 points in a victory against the Nittany Lions last month.
Battle earned all-league honorable mention, but there's an argument to be made that Battle was among the top 15 players in the conference.
The Gophers open tonight against Penn State in Indianapolis, trying to show they're better than their last-place finish and recent play.
The Gophers and Nittany Lions play in Wednesday's opening round in Indianapolis after splitting their regular-season series.
The Gophers fell to the 14th seed to play the 11th-seeded Nittany Lions for the third time this season on Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Marcus Carr is the floor leader for nationally ranked Texas and Jamal Mashburn Jr. followed Richard Pitino to New Mexico. Here's an update what happened with all players who transferred after last season.
Coach Ben Johnson appeared to be as frustrated as he has ever been with his team, staring at a 20-point halftime deficit against an opponent his team had defeated recently.
Pregame: Senior Eric Curry missed Wednesday's game with an injury, but he will start Sunday in the regular-season finale at Northwestern.
DeLaSalle product Jamison Battle had a career-high 39 points Wednesday, the most ever for a Gophers sophomore in Big Ten play.