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.


Tre Jones proving his value at Duke; injury won't keep him out long

College basketball insider: What recruiting analysts and Minnesota basketball fans suspected long ago was that Tyus Jones' little brother also could lead Duke to the No. 1 ranking.


Marcus Fuller's Final Four prediction: Will fast-starting powers stay strong?

College basketball reporter Marcus Fuller will get about a dozen weeks this winter to predict the four teams coming to Minneapolis in April. Here's his second shot.


Bad start, worse finish: Illinois crushes Gophers by 27 for first Big Ten win

Illinois hadn't won a game since beating East Tennessee State more than a month ago and had dropped its first five Big Ten games. Gophers coach Richard Pitino said, "We didn't compete like a Big Ten team physically."


Mom's encouragement helped Gophers' Curry heal

Missing last season and games into this season was the most adversity Eric Curry had experienced in his career, but his mother helped him get through it from afar.


'She would want me to keep fighting': McBrayer plays inspired

As much as he's gone through in the past month, Dupree McBrayer has still been the most consistent all-around player for the Gophers, who will lean on his leadership tonight at Illinois.


Jordan Murphy, Gophers teammates improve from free-throw line

The Gophers made 20 of 25 attempts from the foul line against the Scarlet Knights.


Top college basketball players back on campus, and boosting Big Ten

College basketball insider: The Big Ten greatly benefited from a majority of the league's top non-seniors deciding to stick around for one more season.


Gophers fall short on both ends of court as Maryland rallies to win

Maryland's Anthony Cowan and Jalen Smith combined for 48 points and the Gophers shot just 9-for-23 from the free-throw line to end Minnesota's six-game winning streak.


Terrapins' recruiting keeps pace with Big Ten's elite basketball teams

Maryland was rated No. 1 in the Big Ten and top-10 nationally last year with a six-player 2018 class that included McDonald's All-America Jalen Smith


Backcourt overhaul could mean more work for transfer Stull

It's been no secret Richard Pitino has been frustrated with the inconsistency of Isaiah Washington, who didn't play in Minnesota's victory at Wisconsin.