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Gophers
November 19, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019
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.
Gophers
October 23, 2019
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
Gophers
October 19, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.
Gophers
October 7, 2019
6-10 Chicago-area center will choose between Gophers and Rutgers today

6-10 Chicago-area center will choose between Gophers and Rutgers today

Chicago Bloom's four-star senior forward Martice Mitchell is expected to announce his college decision Monday afternoon. Mitchell is down to Minnesota and Rutgers.
Gophers
October 4, 2019
Pitino-Mashburn, the sequel: Jamal Mashburn Jr. visits Gophers this weekend

Pitino-Mashburn, the sequel: Jamal Mashburn Jr. visits Gophers this weekend

Four-star senior guard Jamal Mashburn Jr., the son of the former Kentucky and NBA standout, is officially visiting Richard Pitino and the Gophers this weekend. Mashburn's father was coached by Rick Pitino at Kentucky.
Gophers
September 30, 2019
Gophers coach Richard Pitino, left, and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo found their teams at opposite ends of the unofficial Big Ten media's preseason b

Gophers men's hoops 11th in Big Ten unofficial media preseason poll

The Big Ten's unofficial media preseason poll released Monday with the Gophers men's basketball team picked to finish 11th for the 2019-20 season.
Gophers
September 26, 2019
Prior Lake's Dawson Garcia

Prior Lake hoops star Garcia making official visit to U this weekend

Dawson Garcia, the five-star forward from Prior Lake, is planning to officially visit the Gophers this weekend. Garcia is the top big man in the state's senior class.
Gophers
September 24, 2019
Gophers forward Eric Curry

U's Curry cleared for some full contact to open first practice

Gophers junior big man Eric Curry was cleared for some full contact this week with the first official practice of the season Tuesday.
Gophers
September 20, 2019
Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

The Gophers will meet Iowa State in a closed scrimmage on the road next month. It could help prepare Richard Pitino's 2019-20 team for a grueling nonconference schedule