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.

Wary Gophers beat UMass for 6-0 start, play 25th-ranked Alabama next

Minnesota's first matchup against a ranked opponent is Saturday with the Alabama Crimson Tide, but Jordan Murphy said the Gophers' captains made sure their teammates didn't dismiss UMass.

Six-game stretch starting today will put Pitino's Gophers to the test

Alabama, Miami and the first two Big Ten games are coming up for the No. 14 Gophers, who play UMass at 11 a.m. this morning in Brooklyn.

Gophers easily dismantle Alabama A&M

Gophers don't get much of a test, but reserves get their chance to show their stuff.

Glitch amid Gophers' great start: guarding threes

Despite their 4-0 record, the Gophers rank 12th in the Big Ten and 333rd out of 351 Division I teams in three-point percentage defense.

Feeling comfort: Pitino knows AD Coyle has his back

Tough conversations — and some winning — have helped quickly form a tight bond between Gophers AD Mark Coyle and men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.

Lynch fills stat sheet, Gophers awake from early slumber to crush Niagara

Reggie Lynch took over for the No. 14 Gophers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with 12 rebounds, nine blocks and six assists in a 26-point victory.

Late nights in the gym lead to early domination for Gophers' Murphy

Junior forward forward Jordan Murphy is the first Gophers player with back-to-back 20-point, 10-rebound efforts since Kris Humphries in 2004.

Road warriors: Gophers hang tough to get a victory at Providence

Trailing Providence by five with 14:47 left in the second half, the Gophers used a 23-9 run to pull away from one of the Big East's top teams.

Where it began for Pitino: Gophers playing at Providence tonight

Any other time Richard Pitino wishes Providence, his alma mater, success on the basketball court, but not Monday night when his 15th-ranked Gophers play the Friars.

'Good moves': Murphy's big night leads Gophers to victory in season opener

Following a slow start, the No. 15 Gophers pulled away to open the season Friday night with a 92-77 victory over South Carolina Upstate. Jordan Murphy finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds.