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May 11
After changing mind about Gophers, Peterson commits to Southern Cal

After changing mind about Gophers, Peterson commits to Southern Cal

Rice transfer and former Gophers recruit Drew Peterson committed Monday night to Southern California. He chose Minnesota last month but changed his mind four days later.
Gophers
May 7
Minnesota Lynx guard Rachel Banham and Andre Hollins combined for more than 600 three-pointers at the University of Minnesota during their career.

'HORSE' showdown: Watch former U stars Hollins, Banham battle for charity

Former high-scoring U guards Rachel Banham and Andre Hollins competed to help raise awareness and support for Be The Match, the leader in bone marrow transplants.
Gophers
April 23
Brandon Johnson

New U basketball recruit using Jordan documentary for motivation

Recently-signed Gophers recruit and Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is drawing inspiration from the ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Johnson is a Chicago native.
Gophers
April 22
Hopkins guard Kerwin Walton (12) jumped for a two-point shot Cooper guard Broderick Powell Jr. (1) and Cooper forward Jeffrey Cooper (5) in the second

Gophers hoops mailbag: Questions on big men, local recruiting and more

Answering your questions about big men, including Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy, transfers and upping the Gophers' local recruiting game.
Gophers
April 16
Pitino navigates uncertain transfer rules, unsure of Carr's future at U

Pitino navigates uncertain transfer rules, unsure of Carr's future at U

Gophers coach Richard Pitino said that he isn't sure when guard Marcus Carr will make a decision about the NBA draft and that the situation isn't ideal for roster management.
Gophers
April 16
Gophers men's hoops signs transfers Liam Robbins and Brandon Johnson

Gophers men's hoops signs transfers Liam Robbins and Brandon Johnson

The Gophers men's basketball team officially added transfers Liam Robbins and Brandon Johnson after they signed Wednesday to open the late signing period.
Gophers
April 10
U hoops Mitchell working hard on developing during pandemic

U hoops Mitchell working hard on developing during pandemic

Martice Mitchell is trying to make the most out of his long days at home in Chicago this spring. School is different now. Workouts are different now. Everything is different.
Gophers
April 7
Drake's Liam Robbins, left, heads to the basket as Illinois State's Matt Chastain defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in

U men's hoops mailbag: The next center, transfers, Pitino's 2020 staff

Gophers hoops mailbag questions answered from out Star Tribune readers about Drake transfer Liam Robbins being eligible next season, if Kerwin Walton will be the next to commit to the program and more.
Gophers
April 3
Next Amir Coffey? U recruiting Rice transfer who resembles him

Next Amir Coffey? U recruiting Rice transfer who resembles him

Coach Richard Pitino and his staff are recruiting Rice transfer Drew Peterson, who has skills that remind some people of the former Gophers standout.
Gophers
April 2
Toughening up: U adds Mississippi St. to men's basketball schedule

Toughening up: U adds Mississippi St. to men's basketball schedule

The Gophers are also set to play in a four-team tournament next season that includes Marquette as part of their nonconference schedule.
Gophers
April 1
Four-star Hopkins guard Walton has Gophers among six finalists

Four-star Hopkins guard Walton has Gophers among six finalists

The 6-foot-5 senior sharpshooter doesn't have a date for his announcement yet, but the spring signing period runs from April 15 to May 20.
Gophers
March 31
New U basketball assistant? Eight coaches with Minnesota ties

New U basketball assistant? Eight coaches with Minnesota ties

The Gophers have two scholarships still to use in the 2020 class, so they likely won't take long to hire a replacement for Rob Jeter, the new Western Illinois head coach.
Gophers
March 28
Quinnipiac's Kevin Marfo tried to obstruct Villanova's Phil Booth during a game in November 2018 in Philadelphia.

NCAA's rebounding leader, U grad transfer target picks Texas A&M

Quinnipiac graduate transfer Kevin Marfo, who led the nation in rebounding this season, picks Texas A&M on Saturday. Marfo had the Gophers among his five finalists.
Gophers
March 26
Q&A with Pitino: Keeping up with U basketball, recruits and more

Q&A with Pitino: Keeping up with U basketball, recruits and more

Richard Pitino talked about life at home with his family during the virus crisis, the challenge of communicating with his team and more with college basketball writer Marcus Fuller.
Gophers
March 25
Rob Jeter

Western Illinois expected to hire U assistant as men's basketball coach

Gophers assistant Rob Jeter, who has worked on Richard Pitino's staff the last two seasons, was offered the job to be the next head coach at Western Illinois. Jeter was previous head coach at Milwaukee.
Gophers
March 24
Minnesota Golden Gophers center Daniel Oturu (25) dunked over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Ryan Kriener (15) in the first half.] Jerry Holt •Jerry.Holt@sta

Gophers Hoops Mailbag: Life after Oturu? What happened with Pitts?

Gophers basketball fans have questions and we have answers, including on how Richard Pitino's team will look with star center Daniel Oturu leaving for the NBA Draft.
Gophers
March 18
Minnesota Gophers center Daniel Oturu (25) played good defense on Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson (34) in the first half at Williams

U's Oturu reaching out for info about his NBA draft chances

Richard Pitino said the Gophers sent in paperwork for sophomore center Daniel Oturu to the NBA's Undergraduate Advisory Committee, which provides feedback to prospects about their draft chances.
Gophers
March 17
'Can't wait to get there.' Jamal Mashburn Jr. on his U basketball future

'Can't wait to get there.' Jamal Mashburn Jr. on his U basketball future

Brewster Academy (N.H.) four-star guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. talks about Richard Pitino, his senior year and playing for the Gophers next season in a Q&A recently with the Star Tribune.
Gophers
March 11

Big Ten men's basketball tournament not allowing fans starting Thursday

The Big Ten announced it will no longer allow fans at the men's basketball tournament starting Thursday due to coronavirus. Fans also not permitted to attend further winter and spring sports competitions.
Gophers
March 11
Gophers guard Tre' Williams attempted a three-pointer over Nebraska guard Haanif Cheatham in the second half of Minnesota's 107-75 victory at Williams

Gophers hope to 'Let it fly' again with threes in Big Ten tournament

The Gophers men's basketball team set a school-record with 18 three-pointers in Sunday's win against Nebraska. Can they keep up that shooting Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener vs. Northwestern?
Gophers
March 11
Oturu gets third team All-America spot; first Gophers selection since 1999

Oturu gets third team All-America spot; first Gophers selection since 1999

Daniel Oturu, who averaged 20 points while leading the Big Ten in rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage, is the first Gophers player to be named an All-America since Quincy Lewis.
Gophers
March 8

Pregame: Gophers look to send seniors off with a win Sunday vs. Nebraska

Gophers hope to end the regular season with a win Sunday to honor seniors Michael Hurt, Alihan Demir and Brady Rudrud in their last home game.
Gophers
March 6
Oturu says he's focused on 'now,' not decision on leaving U for pros

Oturu says he's focused on 'now,' not decision on leaving U for pros

Gophers sophomore standout Daniel Oturu is projected as a first round pick in this summer's NBA Draft, but he's focusing on finishing the season strong.
Gophers
March 4
Minnesota's Alihan Demir (30) shoots against Wisconsin's Tyler Wahl (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020

Pregame: Gophers frontcourt rotation could look different at Indiana

The Gophers men's basketball team made some changes to its frontcourt rotation in the last game that could carry over Wednesday at Indiana. Freshman forward Isaiah Ihnen has seen his role increase alongside sophomore center Daniel Oturu.
Gophers
March 3
Is Pitino's job in jeopardy? 'I don't think it's reality,' he says

Is Pitino's job in jeopardy? 'I don't think it's reality,' he says

Richard Pitino said he hasn't addressed his job status with the team, but said that he's sure it has been a distraction because of criticism from fans on social media.