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Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir is on his official visit with the Gophers. A proposed rule change was also rejected Friday that had grad transfers using up a two-year scholarship for schools.


U loses recruiting battle for top point guard; German prospect to visit

U loses recruiting battle for top point guard; German prospect to visit

The Gophers lost out to Wichita State for four-star point guard Grant Sherfield; A prospect from Germany and a graduate transfer from Drexel are set for visits.


Pitino still looking to add players as late signing period begins

Pitino still looking to add players as late signing period begins

The Gophers still have scholarships to offer for next season, and coach Richard Pitino is looking to add experience to the roster, especially in the frontcourt.


Northeastern grad transfer from Cretin-Derham Hall hears from Gophers

Northeastern grad transfer from Cretin-Derham Hall hears from Gophers

Graduate transfer and former Cretin-Derham Hall guard Donnell Gresham Jr., who played for Northeastern this season, hopes to visit the Gophers. But Gresham scheduled trips to Loyola-Chicago and Georgia first.


Ex-Washington State guard makes trip from Hawaii to see Tony Bennett's Final Four run

Ex-Washington State guard makes trip from Hawaii to see Tony Bennett's Final Four run

Flying from Hawaii to Minneapolis, former Washington State guard Derrick Low will enjoy watching his ex-coach Tony Bennett play for the national championship Monday vs. Texas Tech at U.S. Bank Stadium


Pitino gets two-year extension, small raise from Gophers

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino

Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, who won an NCAA tournament game this season, agrees to two-year extension through the 2023-24 season. Contract is pending approval by U regents.


Gophers land 6-foot-10 Texas big man Sam Freeman for 2019 class

Gophers land 6-foot-10 Texas big man Sam Freeman for 2019 class

Northwest High School three-star senior center Sam Freeman announced Thursday he was signing with the Gophers for the 2019 recruiting class.


Here for Final Four, Haskins feels the love from former U players

Here for Final Four, Haskins feels the love from former U players

Former Gophers basketball coach Clem Haskins saw former players and assistants Wednesday night while back in town for the Final Four.


Murphy's week gets busier with 3-on-3 tournament at Mall of America

Murphy's week gets busier with 3-on-3 tournament at Mall of America

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy will be playing with the Big Ten team at the 3-on-3 national championship Friday through Sunday at Mall of America. Ex-Gopher Nate Mason was on the winning team last year in San Antonio.


Gophers basketball in the mix for fast-growing Texas center

Six-foot-10 center Sam Freeman will announce his college decision Thursday with the Gophers among his finalists.


Gophers' 2019-20 projected basketball lineup (if Coffey returns)

Gophers' 2019-20 projected basketball lineup (if Coffey returns)

Coffey's breakout junior season came to an end after Saturday's loss to Michigan State in the NCAA tournament second round in Des Moines.


Gophers' Sweet 16 hopes likely fall on the frontcourt vs. Michigan St.

Minnesota center Daniel Oturu

Gophers frontcourt starters Daniel Oturu and Jordan Murphy will have a battle on their hands in Saturday's NCAA 2nd round matchup with Michigan State's Xavier Tillman, Kenny Goins and Nick Ward.


Pregame: Seniors try to extend their career with NCAA tourney victory

Gophers seniors Jordan Murphy, Dupree McBrayer and Brock Stull will try to extend their college career with an NCAA tournament win Thursday against Louisville in Des Moines.


Pregame: A fast start could give the Gophers another chance to upset Purdue

Purdue forward Grady Eifert (24) forced a turnover on Gophers center Daniel Oturu on March 5.

The Gophers men's basketball team plays Friday against No. 13 Purdue in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Minnesota won the second meeting this season at home on March 5.


Pregame: Murphy vs. Stevens worth the price of admission in Chicago

Penn State forward Lamar Stevens

Gophers senior Jordan Murphy and Penn State junior Lamar Stevens are two of the top power forwards in the country trying to lead their teams to an opening win in the Big Ten tournament Thursday in Chicago.


Snubbed? Oturu motivated by not making All-Big Ten freshman team

Snubbed? Oturu motivated by not making All-Big Ten freshman team

The former Cretin Derham-Hall star led all Big Ten freshmen in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks per game. He took to Instagram with a response.


Murphy, Coffey earn All-Big Ten honors for Gophers

The Gophers' Jordan Murphy (left) and Amir Coffey were named to all-Big Ten basketball teams Monday. Murphy, a 6-7 senior forward, was named to the fi

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy and junior guard Amir Coffey are selected to All-Big Ten teams Monday.


Gophers get No. 7 seed in Big Ten basketball tournament

Gophers get No. 7 seed in Big Ten basketball tournament

The Gophers men's basketball team opens the Big Ten tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday against Penn State in Chicago.


Pregame: How can Amir Coffey keep up his high-scoring pace? Rebound for starters

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Amir Coffey (5) cut between Purdue Boilermakers forward Evan Boudreaux (12) and guard Eric Hunter Jr. (2) to score two

Gophers junior guard Amir Coffey became the first player in the program in 14 years with back-to-back 30-point games. How can he keep up that offensive pace Friday at Maryland?


Gophers, Purdue both playing for something big on U's Senior Night

Gophers, Purdue both playing for something big on U's Senior Night

The Gophers need a quality win on Senior Night to boost their NCAA tournament resume, but they're playing a Purdue team vying to clinch a share of the Big Ten title on Tuesday in Minneapolis.