Marcus Fuller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller covers Gophers men's basketball and college basketball for the Star Tribune. He has 13 years of experience covering Twin Cities college and professional sports. 

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, he spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Fuller grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.

Veterans trying to prepare younger U teammates for NCAA pressure

The upperclassmen learned the hard way when the Gophers played their first NCAA tournament game under Richard Pitino as a No. 5 seed against Middle Tennessee State

Defense is key if Gophers are going to succeed against Louisville

The Gophers know another letdown can end their season.

Destination Des Moines: Gophers, Pitino draw Louisville

The 10th-seeded Gophers won't have to travel far for their first-round matchup with 7-seed Louisville on Thursday - a familiar opponent for coach Richard Pitino.

Gophers run out of steam in blowout loss to Michigan but it's energy well-spent

Michigan led by 19 at halftime, and showed was playing for something bigger in a 76-49 throttling of Minnesota at United Center. But the Gophers' statement in Chicago was noted.

Gophers guard Washington sees mop-up minutes

The former four-star recruit from New York missed his only shot, but Isaiah Washington had two assists and three fouls in 11 minutes against the Wolverines

Gophers' Stockman treated for concussionlike symptoms

Gophers' 7-footer Matz Stockman left Friday's game midway through the second half and was tested by the team trainer. He was hit in the head unintentionally by Purdue's Trevion Williams

Bring on the Big Ten semis: Murphy, Coffey lead Gophers to upset of Purdue

The seventh-seeded Gophers got 27 points from Jordan Murphy and 21 from Amir Coffey to upset No. 2 Purdue 75-73 and advance to Saturday's semifinals in Chicago.

Gophers AD Coyle confident recent victories enough for NCAA berth

The Gophers are confident they've done enough to be named one of the 36 NCAA at-large bids to be announced Sunday.

Coffey saves best for last in Gophers 'needed' OT victory over Penn State

Amir Coffey's 22 points in Thursday night's 77-72 overtime victory moves the seventh-seeded Gophers into Friday's third round vs. No. 2 Purdue, and all but assures them a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Life on the bubble: Gophers believe they're in, but win would ease angst

Richard Pitino believes the Gophers are in good shape to receive the program's second NCAA tournament at-large bid in three years. A win over Penn State on Thursday would firm that thought.