Marcus Fuller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Gophers basketball

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

Through adversity, Mason put a stamp on his Gophers legacy

Whenever point guard Nate Mason faced adversity during his University of Minnesota career, he believed he had the strength to overcome it.

Gophers lose late lead, fall by 10 to Wisconsin in overtime

The Gophers led by seven with six minutes to play and by three with 13 seconds left. But key mistakes and a call they disagreed with combined to send them to their ninth straight loss.

Former Maple Grove star Davison toughing out season with Badgers

The two-sport standout in high school is ignoring a shoulder injury to be a Badgers bright spot as they prepare to face the Gophers.

Coffey to miss rest of Gophers basketball season

The sophomore has missed 10 of the past 12 games because of an injured right shoulder.

Michigan State keeps winning despite its off-the-court issues

Coach Tom Izzo has chosen not to address any of the reports accusing his university of covering up sexual assault allegations against his program.

More of the same: Gophers fall at Indiana, losing streak reaches seven

Already without four top players, mistakes by the Gophers basketball team now turn tight games into blowouts like Friday's at Assembly Hall because the talent and depth just isn't there.

'Really, really hard' reality: Gophers slide out of postseason view

Even going undefeated in the last five regular-season games wouldn't be enough to get the Gophers men's basketball team into the NCAA tournament for a second consecutive year.

U's best efforts not enough in sixth consecutive loss

Mason's 34 points, Murphy's latest double-double fail to save U vs. Huskers.

Gophers' Coffey still hampered by right shoulder injury

Amir Coffey, the Gophers' third-leading scorer at 14 points per game, missed his third consecutive game against Nebraska on Tuesday.

Nebraska, Miles following Gophers' playbook from last season

The Cornhuskers were predicted to finish 13th in the Big Ten, but are currently tied for fourth with Michigan and looking at an NCAA tournament berth.