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February 14
Frontcourt foul trouble could be a factor for Gophers vs. Maryland

Frontcourt foul trouble could be a factor for Gophers vs. Maryland

The Gophers men's basketball team likely needs 7-footer Liam Robbins to stay in the game to have a chance at a first road victory Sunday against the Terrapins.
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February 11
Gophers guard Marcus Carr on rematch vs. Purdue: "We definitely have some unfinished business."

Gophers guard Marcus Carr on rematch vs. Purdue: "We definitely have some unfinished business."

Gophers standout guard Marcus Carr enters Thursday's game vs. Purdue on a mission recently to make up for some struggles he had during a losing streak.
Gophers Basketball
February 8
Transfers rule when U basketball team plays host to Nebraska

Transfers rule when U basketball team plays host to Nebraska

Two Big Ten men's basketball teams that rely the most on transfers meet Monday night when the Gophers and Nebraska face off at Williams Arena
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February 4
Gophers' backcourt needs a boost Thursday at Rutgers

Gophers' backcourt needs a boost Thursday at Rutgers

Gophers coach Richard Pitino is hoping his new backcourt rotation can help lead the team to its first road victory this season Thursday at Rutgers.
Gophers Basketball
February 3
Four things Pitino's Gophers must address during second half of Big Ten season

Four things Pitino's Gophers must address during second half of Big Ten season

Quality wins at home and winless away from Williams Arena. Here are issues that need addressing for Minnesota to finish the men's basketball season successfully.
Gophers Basketball
February 1
Minnesota center Liam Robbins is trapped between Purdue forward Trevion Williams and forward Mason Gillis on Saturday.

Loss to Purdue knocks Gophers out of Top 25 men's basketball poll

A second straight loss by double-digits moved Minnesota out of the Associated Press poll after five straight weeks of being ranked.
Gophers Basketball
January 30
Will Pitino make changes for more offensive firepower at Purdue?

Will Pitino make changes for more offensive firepower at Purdue?

The Gophers men's basketball team struggled offensively in its last game shooting 30 percent in a 14-point loss vs. Maryland at home.
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January 23
Michigan guard Franz Wagner drove to the basket as Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur defended in the second half.

Gophers look to Kalscheur to be the 'best perimeter defender in the Big Ten.'

A game against Maryland this afternoon is another test for the nation's No. 17 team.
Gophers Basketball
January 20
Daniel Oturu

Oturu watches Gophers with excitement while embracing NBA rookie's life

After becoming an All-America as a sophomore last season, the Cretin-Derham Hall product was the first Gophers player drafted into the NBA in 16 years.
Gophers Basketball
January 18
Minnesota’s Liam Robbins (0) eyes the basket as Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson (1) defends in the second half on Saturday.

U center Robbins earns national, Big Ten honors for second time

7-foot Liam Robbins sparked Minnesota's upset against No. 7 Michigan by leading the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
Gophers Basketball
January 16
Two of the Big Ten's top centers battle for second time as Gophers host Wolverines

Two of the Big Ten's top centers battle for second time as Gophers host Wolverines

Gophers' 7-footer Liam Robbins and Michigan's 7-1 Hunter Dickinson meet for the second time this season Saturday at the Barn. Dickinson and Robbins are two of the top centers in the Big Ten, arguably the top league in college basketball for the position.
Gophers Basketball
January 13
Gophers men preparing for undefeated, red-hot Wolverines

Gophers men preparing for undefeated, red-hot Wolverines

Michigan has gotten even more hype since blowing out the Gophers earlier this month, some of it coming from Tuesday's lopsided win over Wisconsin.
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January 12
Minnesota forward Brandon Johnson hit a three point shot over the head of Iowa guard Connor McCaffery in overtime on Dec. 25.

Are Gophers hurting themselves by shooting too many three-pointers?

The Gophers men's basketball team ranks last in the Big Ten in three-point shooting percentage, but it still attempts the fourth most in the league.
Gophers Basketball
January 10
Toughness factor will be key for Gophers basketball on the road Sunday at Iowa

Toughness factor will be key for Gophers basketball on the road Sunday at Iowa

The Gophers men's basketball team is winless on the road this season, but lacking toughness and struggling against physicality have been major issues. Can the Gophers play more aggressive on offense and tougher defensively Sunday in the rematch vs. Iowa?
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January 9
Minnesota center Liam Robbins eyed the basket as Iowa center Luka Garza defended in the first half Dec. 25.

Gophers center Liam Robbins healthy to play Sunday in rematch against Iowa's Luka Garza

Gophers starting center Liam Robbins was limited with an injury in his last game, but he's expected to play Sunday against Iowa and All-American Luka Garza. The 7-foot Robbins leads the Big Ten in blocks this season.
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January 6
Guard Marcus Carr has been the Gophers’ go-to scorer this season.

Can Carr, Gophers end their road struggles tonight at Michigan?

The Gophers men's basketball team is undefeated at home, but it suffered both losses this season on the road when star guard Marcus Carr struggled. Carr and company can end their road woes Wednesday at No. 10 Michigan, but the program hasn't won there since 2011.
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January 4
Gophers center Liam Robbins defended the rim against Buckeyes forward E.J. Liddell in the second half Sunday.

Gophers' Robbins earns Big Ten basketball player of the week honors

The junior center from Davenport, Iowa, averaged 19 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in three games last week.
Gophers Basketball
January 3
Gophers center Liam Robbins blocked a shot in the first half of Friday night’s game against North Dakota.

Can Gophers basketball get back to a winning defense against Ohio State?

The Gophers men's basketball team held Michigan State to under 30 percent shooting in its last home game. But Wisconsin shot over 50 percent Thursday in the Gophers' loss in Madison.
Gophers Basketball
December 31, 2020
Wisconsin guard Brad Davison, right, and forward Nate Reuvers are key for the Badgers.

Gophers vs. Badgers basketball border battle has strong Minnesota flavor

When the No. 21-ranked Gophers men's basketball team plays Thursday at No. 6 Wisconsin, there will be more Minnesotans than players from Wisconsin on both rosters with nine combined.
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December 28, 2020
Can the Gophers keep up their hot shooting from three-point range?

Can the Gophers keep up their hot shooting from three-point range?

The Gophers men's basketball team hit 27 three-pointers in the last two games, but can it keep that hot shooting up Monday night against Michigan State?