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Tough tests: U men's basketball opens Big Ten with Iowa, Ohio State

Tough tests: U men's basketball opens Big Ten with Iowa, Ohio State

The Gophers men's basketball team faces a tough December stretch in 2019-20 that includes four straight games vs. high-major opponents, including Iowa and Ohio State to open Big Ten play


Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?

Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?

Richard Pitino compared his 2019-20 Minnesota basketball team to another one of his squads, talked expectations for key players and updated Eric Curry's injury status.


Kansas guard Ty Berry among Gophers hoops recruits visiting football opener

Kansas guard Ty Berry among Gophers hoops recruits visiting football opener

Gophers basketball to host recruits for the football opener Aug. 29 at TCF Bank Stadium, including three-star guard Ty Berry on his official visit.


Jarvis Johnson joins Gophers as basketball graduate assistant

Jarvis Johnson joins Gophers as basketball graduate assistant

Former DeLaSalle star Jarvis Johnson couldn't play in college because of a heart ailment. But he retained his scholarship to the U and now has been hired by Richard Pitino as a graduate assistant.


Breakout summer for Minnehaha 7-footer has been 'like a dream'

Breakout summer for Minnehaha 7-footer has been 'like a dream'

Minnehaha Academy's junior center Chet Holmgren was one of the hottest prospects in the country even before his video with Stephen Curry went viral last week. Holmgren's the Gophers' No. 1 target in the 2021 class.


Five takeaways from Gophers basketball foreign tour in Italy

Five takeaways from Gophers basketball foreign tour in Italy

Thirty years ago, Clem Haskins took his Gophers men's basketball team to New Zealand and Australia over the summer – and it used that bonding experience to reach the NCAA's Elite Eight.


Two freshmen play big roles as Gophers win by 40 in Italy

Isaiah Ihnen

Freshmen Isaiah Ihnen and Tre' Williams, former four-star recruits, scored 19 points apiece to lead the Gophers to 108-68 win Thursday against Tuscan Select in Florence.


Gophers hoops in Italy: Two newcomers make their mark

Gophers hoops in Italy: Two newcomers make their mark

Newcomers Alihan Demir and Payton Willis, who played well in first Italy exhibition game, have shown so far this summer they're the likely replacements for Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy.


After trailing by 16, Gophers rally to win Italy exhibition opener

After trailing by 16, Gophers rally to win Italy exhibition opener

Daniel Oturu, Payton Willis and Alihan Demir lead the Gophers to an opening exhibition victory Tuesday in Italy over Stella Azzurra Academy. It was the U's first of three games on foreign tour this week.


Things to know about foreign hoops tours, Gophers' trip to Italy

Things to know about foreign hoops tours, Gophers' trip to Italy

The Gophers men's basketball team is touring Italy. The first of three exhibition games is Tuesday in Rome, and the Gophers are one of three Big Ten teams in Italy right now,.


Pitino seeks 'big changes' to fix U's 3-point shooting problems

Pitino seeks 'big changes' to fix U's 3-point shooting problems

The Gophers were among the worst teams in the country last season at three-point shooting, which is something coach Richard Pitino wants to fix when his team goes to Italy soon.


Five-star Prior Lake senior Garcia to narrow college choices soon

Five-star Prior Lake senior Garcia to narrow college choices soon

Gophers top 2020 big man target, 6-foot-11 Dawson Garcia, is back after missing two tournaments due to illness. Once again, Minnesota is in a recruiting battle with the nation's top programs.


Hopkins guard Kerwin Walton sees interest soar after big AAU weekend

Hopkins guard Kerwin Walton sees interest soar after big AAU weekend

Hopkins guard and Gophers 2020 target Kerwin Walton, who hit 10 threes in a game Saturday, picked up more high-major offers after playing well for D1 Minnesota to begin July recruiting period.


Recruiting picks up for Rochester's Gabe Madsen, but what about his twin?

Recruiting picks up for Rochester's Gabe Madsen, but what about his twin?

Senior guard Gabe Madsen picked up several more scholarship offers to start the July recruiting period, but will the Gophers or another high-major school also offer his twin brother, Mason?


Ex-Gophers guard Coffey signs two-way contract with Clippers

Ex-Gophers guard Coffey signs two-way contract with Clippers

Former Gophers guard Amir Coffey, who led the team in scoring and assists last season, officially signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.


Former Gophers Coffey, Murphy shine in NBA Summer League

Former Gophers Jordan Murphy (left) and Amir Coffey have played well in the NBA Summer League. Murphy comes off the bench for the Timberwolves; Coffey

Ex-Gophers standouts Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy make an impression in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Coffey starts for the Los Angeles Clippers. Murphy comes off the bench for Timberwolves.


Former Gophers Coffey, Murphy to make NBA Summer League debuts

Former Gophers Coffey, Murphy to make NBA Summer League debuts

Former Gophers standouts Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy make their NBA Summer League debuts this week in Las Vegas with the Clippers and Timberwolves, respectively.


Gophers' recruit Ihnen to arrive in late July after playing for Germany

Gophers' recruit Ihnen to arrive in late July after playing for Germany

Gophers top recruit Isaiah Ihnen will join the team in late July after playing for Germany in the FIBA U20 European Championships.


U's Murphy to join Wolves summer league team

U's Murphy to join Wolves summer league team

Jordan Murphy, the Gophers all-time leading rebounder, accepted an invitation in his try at launching an NBA career after not being drafted.


Will Gophers draft drought end? Coffey gives them a chance tonight

Will Gophers draft drought end? Coffey gives them a chance tonight

Amir Coffey is the best chance the program has Thursday night to having a Minnesota player picked in the NBA draft for the first time since 2004.