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Gophers' Isaiah Washington out with injury, Eric Curry returns Saturday vs. Indiana

Gophers' Isaiah Washington out with injury, Eric Curry returns Saturday vs. Indiana

Gophers sophomore point guard Isaiah Washington is out Saturday with a tailbone injury. Redshirt sophomore center Eric Curry is back from a calf injury


Pregame: Indiana and Minnesota freshmen are among the best in Big Ten

Romeo Langford leads Indiana into the Barn Saturday as arguably the best freshman in the Big Ten. Minnesota's Daniel Oturu and Gabe Kalscheur also proved to be among a loaded group of talented freshmen in the league.


Gophers' Curry out for second consecutive game with calf injury

Minnesota center Eric Curry

Gophers redshirt sophomore big man Eric Curry will be sidelined gain with a calf injury Wednesday night at Nebraska


Challenge for Gophers: Get back on track to be part of March Madness

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Isaiah Washington (11) high fived forward Jordan Murphy (3) after Murphy was fouled in the second half.

Gophers basketball seniors want to "get things back on track" toward reaching their goal of making the NCAA tournament. It starts with trying to end a three-game losing streak tonight at Nebraska


Pregame: Gophers' Eric Curry is out with a calf injury Saturday at Michigan State

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) and Minnesota forward Eric Curry (24) vie for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, J

The Gophers will replace starting center Eric Curry with Daniel Oturu on Saturday at Michigan State after he was sidelined with a calf injury.


Gophers ask Big Ten to review Davison's play against Murphy

Gophers ask Big Ten to review Davison's play against Murphy

Wisconsin player Brad Davison stepped under Murphy during Wednesday's game. "When things like that happen the league's got to look at it," coach Richard Pitino said. "They've got to make decisions."


As he takes a beating, U's Murphy on list for top power forward award

As he takes a beating, U's Murphy on list for top power forward award

Gophers senior Jordan Murphy, who was named Thursday to the Karl Malone Award's top-10 watch list, spoke about some questionable fouls on him in Wednesday's loss against Wisconsin.


Pregame: Murphy, Happ will finish their career as all-time greats

Minnesota's Jordan Murphy (3) reaches in on Wisconsin's Ethan Happ (22) during the second half on Jan. 3 in Madison

Gophers' Jordan Murphy and Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, two of the top all-time rebounders in Big Ten history, could face off for the last time Wednesday at Williams Arena. Enjoy them while you can.


Three-point shooting makes Purdue toughest test yet for Gophers' D

The Gophers men's basketball team has to limit Purdue's three-point shooting if it wants to compete Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind.


Pregame: Expect a shootout for Gophers vs. Illinois on Wednesday night

In a rematch of a one-sided loss in Champaign, the Gophers and Illinois could have a shootout Wednesday at the Barn. They're two of the Big Ten's highest scoring offenses.


U signee Williams on big senior season, recruiting 'cousin' Jalen Suggs

U signee Williams on big senior season, recruiting 'cousin' Jalen Suggs

There probably isn't another out-of-state 2019 recruit the Gophers could have signed who is more familiar with Minnesota than Tre' Williams.


Gophers plan to play tonight; Illinois sends word via Twitter that its here

Gophers plan to play tonight; Illinois sends word via Twitter that its here

Classes are off but the game is on. "Everybody needs to be safe – I want to be clear on that," coach Richard Pitino said.


Murphy earns Big Ten honor after reaching No. 2 in career rebounds

Murphy earns Big Ten honor after reaching No. 2 in career rebounds

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy, now second in Big Ten history in career rebounds, was named Big Ten co-player of the week Monday.


Gophers' frontcourt minus Oturu vs. Iowa

Redshirt sophomore Eric Curry (left) again started at center for the Gophers in Sunday's game against No. 19 Iowa. Freshman Daniel Oturu (right) misse

Gophers frontcourt depth takes a hit Sunday against Iowa with 6-10 freshman Daniel Oturu sidelined because of a shoulder injury


Gophers' bench gets shorter but still has impact potential vs. Wolverines

Gophers coach Richard Pitino is using a shorter rotation these days, but guard Isaiah Washington still has been an impact player off the bench at time

Gophers coach Richard Pitino only used a seven-man rotation in the last game, but guard Isaiah Washington and forward Eric Curry have the potential to make an impact off the bench Tuesday at Michigan


More than 20 years after Final Four run, Eric Harris graduates from U

More than 20 years after Final Four run, Eric Harris graduates from U

Eric Harris always emphasized to players he mentored over the years about the importance of an education. It really hit home, though, when his daughter was graduating from high school last year.


Two facets of the game will be key to Gophers bouncing back from Illinois loss

Gophers coach Richard Pitino

The Gophers men's basketball team needs to bounce back in a big way Saturday against Penn State after a 27-point loss at Illinois.


Pregame: Handling Illinois pressure defense is key for Gophers

Rutgers guard Montez Mathis drives on Minnesota guard Amir Coffey during the second half Saturday in Minneapolis. The Gophers defeated Rutgers 88-70.

Can the Gophers take care of the ball against Illinois' intense ball-pressure defense Wednesday in Champaign?


At midseason, U men's basketball in the NCAA tournament mix

At midseason, U men's basketball in the NCAA tournament mix

The Gophers are pretty much of a bubble team for the NCAA tournament. What does Richard Pitino's team need to do to put itself in on more solid footing?


Pregame: Top Big Ten rebounding teams face off with Rutgers at Gophers

Minnesota and Rutgers are two of the top rebounding teams in the Big Ten this season heading into Saturday's game at Williams Arena.