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Richard Pitino says he'd like to play his father again, just not in NCAAs

Will there be a Minnesota-Louisville rematch one day between father and son? Richard Pitino hopes so, just not in the NCAA tournament


Gophers' Washington listed as one of Big Ten's top freshman

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound throwback New York City point guard has as much hype surrounding him as any newcomer in the Big Ten.


Preseason: Gophers, two others biggest threats to Michigan State

Athlon, Lindy's and Street & Smith college basketball preview magazines have three different Big Ten predictions for No. 2 team behind the Spartans


Gophers hoops target Haliburton picks Iowa State

Three-star Oshkosh (Wis.) senior guard Tyrese Haliburton commits to Iowa State on Monday. Minnesota, Nebraska, Cincinnati and Northern Iowa were his other finalists.


Gophers' four-star basketball target Hunter visiting Purdue this weekend

Eric Hunter Jr., an Indianapolis native, is Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's top remaining 2018 target and potentially the last piece to what could be his best recruiting class yet.


Gophers junior walk-on Stephon Sharp leaves basketball team

Gophers junior walk-on guard Stephon Sharp decides to leave the team to focus on school


Gophers name third men's basketball PA announcer in history of The Barn

Longtime Gophers football PA announcer Jamie Verbrugge was chosen to replace Dick Jonckowski on the microphone at the Barn


State Fair Q&A: Mason, Lynch ready to lead U basketball

Minnesota center Reggie Lynch (22) and guard Nate Mason (2) react as they leave the court after win against Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament

Gophers seniors Nate Mason and Reggie Lynch talked Wednesday at the state fair about growing as leaders and being excited to play with talented newcomers


College basketball annuals coming out. Squint to see a Gopher

You might have to use a magnifying glass to see any Gopher cover boys for college basketball season previews hitting newsstands next month.


Gophers heed appeal, send team gear to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino's program will donate to Hurricane Harvey victims in response to message from Houston coach Kelvin Sampson


Coffey and Curry: Improvement and high expectations for Gophers

Gophers sophomores Amir Coffey and Eric Curry talked Monday at the Minnesota State Fair about their improvement and high expectations this year.


Future Gopher Daniel Oturu goes to camp, hangs with Kobe Bryant

Cretin-Derham Hall senior center Daniel Oturu, who is committed to Minnesota, talked about his experience at the Nike Skills Academy.


Four-star Indiana guard could be final piece of Pitino's 2018 recruiting

Gophers coach Richard Pitino will be hosting four-star guard Eric Hunter Jr. on an official visit next month. 'The way they play fits me,' Hunter said.


Gophers men's basketball schedule starts a month early. But why?

Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3), Gophers guard Nate Mason (2), and Gophers forward Eric Curry (24) headed towards to celebrate with their teammates after pulling off a 75-74 win over Indiana.

The Gophers and rest of the Big Ten will start conference play in early December, ending the idea of two separate seasons on the men's basketball schedule.


Gophers basketball to headline Vancouver Showcase in 2018-19

The Gophers men's basketball team joins Texas A&M as the featured teams in the Vancouver Basketball Showcase next November


Will the Gophers be able to win a recruiting battle with Duke?

Apple Valley point guard Tre Jones announced his commitment to Duke on Sunday.

Duke has landed three Minnesota players in the past five years, including Apple Valley point guard Tre Jones on Sunday. Will that trend continue?


Akeem Springs: Gophers can be even better without him this season

Former team captain Akeem Springs, who is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an Achilles injury, talked about his future and how the Gophers looked this summer


Who will be the final piece for Richard Pitino's 2018 recruiting class?

Richard Pitino still could add a combo guard or big man to his highly-rated three-member 2018 recruiting class


Home or away? Tre Jones to reveal his college decision Sunday

Tre Jones

Will Apple Valley's Tre Jones follow the path of his older brother Tyus and choose Duke? Or will he pick one of the other four schools on his list, which includes Minnesota?


Coffey among top college players invited to Nike Skills Academy

Gophers sophomore Amir Coffey will be among 20 college basketball players participating in the Nike Skills Academy in Los Angeles this month