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Big Ten player of the year candidates meet with Murphy and Bates-Diop

Junior forwards Jordan Murphy and Keita Bates-Diop meet up when the Gophers play Ohio State on Saturday at Madison Square Garden


Another big three-point shooting night could be huge for Gophers

The University of Minnesota's Nate Mason (2) erupts during the second half after hitting a three point shot over the University of Indiana's Josh Newkirk (2) during Indiana's 75-71 win over the Gophers at Williams Arena Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN.

The Gophers hit 10 three-pointers in Monday's overtime win at Penn State, but they were ranked at the bottom of the Big Ten in that category


Can Gophers' Murphy get back to his double-double ways at Penn State?

Gophers junior Jordan Murphy (3) hasn't recorded a double-double in points and rebounds in two consecutive games after a streak of 17 in a row to begin the season, the most in Division I since 1996-97.

Gophers junior Jordan Murphy hasn't recorded a double-double in points and rebounds in two consecutive games after a streak of 17 in a row to begin the season, the most in Division I since 1996-97.


Gophers face tall task against Purdue's 7-footers Haas and Haarms

Purdue center Isaac Haas, center, celebrates with forwards Matt Haarms, left, and Jacquil Taylor, right, after making the game-winning free throw at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Purdue won 70-69. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

The Gophers are undermanned inside Saturday without suspended center Reggie Lynch against Purdue's 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas and 7-3 reserve Matt Haarms.


Gophers' Mason vs. Northwestern's McIntosh: Battle of top Big Ten guards

Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh, left, looks to pass against Nebraska guard Evan Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 73-61. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) ORG XMIT: ILNH119

Minnesota's Nate Mason (ankle) and Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh face off in a top Big Ten point guard battle Wednesday, but both returned from injuries last month


Pitino not ruling out more starting lineup changes for Gophers

Richard Pitino leads a Gophers practice.

The Gophers could continue to change lineups against Northwestern on Wednesday to find what works best to replace suspended center Reggie Lynch and injured guard Amir Coffey.


Murphy ties Duncan's double-double streak; Coffey won't return from injury soon

Gophers' Jordan Murphy on Saturday tied Tim Duncan's double-double streak to start a season of 17 straight back in 1997. Meanwhile, Amir Coffey is not expected to return "anytime soon" from shoulder injury, coach Richard Pitino said


Gophers' Jordan Murphy looking to tie his idol Tim Duncan's double-double streak

Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy could tie former San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan's 17 straight double-doubles to start the season at Wake Forest in 1996-97


Gophers' Mason returns to starting lineup vs. Illinois

Gophers senior point guard Nate Mason, who was out with an ankle injury, is will return to the lineup Wednesday against Illinois


Gophers could be shorthanded vs. Illinois' aggressive defense

Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) was tended to by a trainer after suffering a leg injury in the second half against Florida Atlantic.

Gophers senior guard Nate Mason (ankle) is a game-time decision to play Wednesday against Illinois' tough ball-pressure defense


Gophers' Mason day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's game vs. Illinois

Gophers senior guard Nate Mason is still day-to-day recovering from an ankle injury going into Wednesday's Big Ten game against Illinois.


What made this best list for Gophers basketball in 2017?

The Gophers made the biggest turnaround in school history, reached the NCAA tournament and Jordan Murphy became a double-double king in 2017. What else made the best list?


Gophers' Mason is out today against Harvard with an ankle injury

Gophers senior point guard Nate Mason will miss Saturday's game against Harvard with an ankle injury he suffered last week against Florida Atlantic


Harvard plays Saturday with more top-100 recruits than Minnesota

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker brought in a top-10 recruiting class two years ago that gave him four top-100 prospects, more than the Gophers have on their roster


Pitino: Mason is 'hopeful' to play Saturday vs. Harvard

Gophers senior guard Nate Mason could play Saturday against Harvard coming off an ankle injury, Richard Pitino says


Matthew Hurt eyes 'one-and-done' schools, his NBA goals

Matthew Hurt

Rochester John Marshall five-star 2019 forward Matthew Hurt talks about his goals of being a one-and-done college player, and also watching his older brother, Michael, have success with the Gophers


Pitino on Mason: 'Don't anticipate him missing a whole lot'

Gophers coach Richard Pitino said he doesn't expect senior point guard Nate Mason to be sidelined long from the left ankle injury he suffered Saturday against Florida Atlantic.


Mason's return to full strength could be key to Gophers' season

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) was tended to by a trainer after suffering a leg injury in the second half against the Florida Atlantic Owls.

The Gophers are saying Mason didn't suffer a serious injury, but even minor ankle sprains can linger for weeks.


Battle of the bigs: Gophers' Reggie Lynch vs. Florida Atlantic 7-footer Ronald Delph

Senior center Reggie Lynch is struggling in his last four games, but the Gophers need him to get back on track Saturday against Florida Atlantic 7-footer Ronald Delph


What do the Gophers need against Oral Roberts? A better start for starters

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino

Gophers starters not named Jordan Murphy look to bounce back after their worst first half of the season in last week's 68-67 win against Drake.