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Gophers 'hopeful' big man Eric Curry makes season debut next week

Gophers 'hopeful' big man Eric Curry makes season debut next week

Gophers redshirt sophomore big man Eric Curry, who missed the first nine games after knee surgery, could make his season debut Dec. 11 vs. North Florida.


More than $15K raised for McBrayer family after mother's death

Gophers guard Dupree McBrayer looked up after a moment of silence to honor his mother Tayra McFarlane who died Monday.

The Gophers helped to raise more than $15,000 on Saturday to help pay for the funeral of senior guard Dupree McBrayer's mother who lost a cancer battle Monday.


Gophers to honor McBrayer's mother with uniform patches vs. Nebraska

Guard Dupree McBrayer

The Gophers men's basketball team will honor Tayra McFarlane, the mother of senior guard Dupree McBrayer with patches on their uniforms (pins for coaches) Wednesday against Nebraska. McFarlane died of cancer Monday.


Pitino: Gophers couldn't keep up with Ohio State's strengh, skills

Pitino: Gophers couldn't keep up with Ohio State's strengh, skills

Lots of questions remain for the Gophers men's basketball after suffering the second loss in three games Sunday in the Big Ten opener at Ohio State


Pregame: Buckeyes can challenge Gophers inside

Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson, left, is fouled by Syracuse's Marek Dolezaj during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2

Last season's Big Ten player of the year Keita Bates-Diop is now in the NBA. But can the Gophers handle Ohio State's 270-pound Kaleb Wesson inside in the conference opener?


Pregame: Gophers vs. Oklahoma State in U.S. Bank Stadium Classic

Preparations are underway for the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic, the venue's first basketball event.

The Gophers and Oklahoma State will both want to run Friday night in the U.S. Bank Stadium Classic featured matchup. Will Minnesota be able to handle the Cowboys' pressure defense?


What went wrong for Pitino's Gophers in their first loss?

Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) looks to shoot against Boston College's Nik Popovic (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bo

Zone defenses continue to give the Gophers basketball team trouble. That and other takeways from the U's first loss of the season Monday at Boston College


Pregame: BC's Ky Bowman is the best guard Gophers have seen yet

Boston College's Ky Bowman looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 17, 201

Boston College senior Ky Bowman, who plays the Gophers on Monday night, is the top scoring guard in the ACC and a projected NBA draft pick


Gophers' Gabe Kalscheur earns Big Ten freshman of the week honors

Gophers guard Gabe Kalscheur's performance in Vancouver last week earned him Big Ten freshman of the week honors Monday


Murphy faces toughest challenge yet after breaking Gopher rebound record

Gophers forward Jordan Murphy

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy broke the school's all-time rebounding record Tuesday night, but he'll face his toughest battle yet in the paint vs. Washington's Noah Dickerson on Wednesday in Vancouver.


Gophers look to clean up turnover problems in backcourt

Gophers guards Amir Coffey (right) and Isaiah Washington need to cut back on turnovers, starting Tuesday night against Santa Clara.

The Gophers men's basketball team looks to fix issues taking care of the ball Tuesday against Santa Clara in the Vancouver Showcase. They committed a season-high 20 turnovers Sunday against Texas A&M.


Pregame: Gophers start long stretch away from home Sunday in Vancouver

Jordan Murphy

The Gophers men's basketball team plays the first of six straight games away from Williams Arena, starting with Sunday's Vancouver Showcase opener against Texas A&M


Pitino on Murphy approaching Gophers rebound record: 'He'll blow that out of the water'

Pitino on Murphy approaching Gophers rebound record: 'He'll blow that out of the water'

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy has a chance to pass Mychal Thompson and Kevin McHale to break the program career rebounding record in the upcoming three-game Vancouver Showcase.


NCAA denies Carr's waiver appeal to play for Gophers this season

Pittsburgh transfer and sophomore guard Marcus Carr won't play for the Gophers this season after the NCAA denied his waiver request for the second tim

"An absurd, unjustifiable ruling by the NCAA on Minnesota's Marcus Carr," ESPN college hoops analyst Jay Bilas tweeted Wednesday after the appeal from the U was denied.


Pitino gets commitment from wing player with St. Paul ties

Tre Williams

Wasatch Academy (Utah) wing Tre' Williams, who has family in Minnesota, committed to the Gophers on Tuesday night. His mother played high school basketball at Harding.


Murphy closing in on Gophers' career rebounding record

Murphy closing in on Gophers' career rebounding record

Jordan Murphy is closing in two legendary Minnesota big men -- Mychal Thompson and Kevin McHale -- to grab the Gophers career record for rebounding.


Gophers will be looking up against Utah in the paint

Gophers will be looking up against Utah in the paint

The Gophers will be undersized in the paint Monday against the Utes, who are the only high major program with three 7-footers.


Breck School basketball star Roddy picks Colorado State over U, Northwestern

Breck School basketball star Roddy picks Colorado State over U, Northwestern

Breck senior forward David Roddy picked Colorado State over Minnesota and Northwestern on Friday night.


Jelly on a roll: Washington has big game in Gophers opener

Minnesota's Isaiah Washington (11) drives the ball around Nebraska-Omaha's KJ Robinson (5) during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 201

Sophomore guard Isaiah Washington's career-high 11 assists highlighted an impressive opening night for the Gophers offense with 28 assists on 39 baskets


Gophers freshmen Oturu and Kalscheur to start in debut

Gophers freshmen Oturu and Kalscheur to start in debut

Gophers freshmen Daniel Oturu and Gabe Kalscheur are expected to start in their regular season debut Tuesday against Nebraska Omaha. Five newcomers will likely see the floor for Minnesota.