Recent content from Marcus Fuller
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
The Gophers know another letdown can end their season.
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.
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.
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' 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
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.
The Gophers are confident they've done enough to be named one of the 36 NCAA at-large bids to be announced Sunday.
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.
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.