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Hot Coffey: Gophers hope to see more of sophomore guard going forward

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Amir Coffey (5) yelled an an official for no calling a foul after he went down while driving to the basket in the second half.

Can Gophers sophomore guard Amir Coffey be consistently aggressive like he was with 17 first-half points vs. Niagara?


Gophers' Lynch chasing history and shot-blocking records

Gophers center Reggie Lynch leads the nation in shot blocking through three games. Will a triple-double or block records be in his future?


Pregame: Bench play from Hurt, Washington make difference for Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Isaiah Washington (11) took a jump shot in the second half.

Michael Hurt and Isaiah Washington are coming off a strong game off the bench for the Gophers, who host Niagara on Wednesday


Gophers guards need to bounce back against Providence

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) lost his balance as he tried to move the ball around USC Upstate Spartans guard Mike Cunningham (1) in the first half.

On paper, the Gophers men's basketball team has one of the best backcourts in the country. But they had a disappointing season debut Friday.


Gophers' Jordan Murphy named Big Ten player of the week

Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy earns Big Ten weekly honor after 35-point, 15-rebound performance in the season opener


Jordan Murphy's opening performance ranks among U's all-time best

Junior forward Jordan Murphy's 35 points were the most for a Gophers post player since Kris Humphries in 2004


Washington's debut highlights Gophers basketball season opener

Gopher freshman Isaiah Washington during an exhibition game vs. UW-Green Bay, for hurricane relief for Puerto Rico at the Sports Pavilion Sunday November 5, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington plays his first official game Friday night in the season opener against USC Upstate at the Barn


Gophers name Mason and Murphy captains; Pitino talks recruits

Gophers men's basketball names Nate Mason and Jordan Murphy team captains for 2017-18; Richard Pitino talks about his 2018 recruiting class after signing two players Wednesday


Murphy showed he can be a go-to guy in Gophers' exhibition win

Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy's 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field in Thursday's victory against Concordia-St. Paul gave a hint of what his role could be this season.


Gophers center supports ex-teammates after Louisville scandal

Former Louisville center Matz Stockman will sit out this season with the Gophers, but he's helping his old and new team in different ways.


Gophers reserves take a step forward in hoops scrimmage

Gophers are hoping they can rely on some bench production this 2017-18 season.


Former Gophers guard Springs looking for G League spot in Ohio

Former Gophers guard Akeem Springs is fully recovered and in training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA G league affiliate team


Murphy, Mason and Lynch shine in scrimmage win vs. Creighton

Jordan Murphy, Nate Mason and Reggie Lynch combined for 61 points; Isaiah Washington debuts in a 91-79 win Sunday against Creighton in a closed scrimmage


AD Mark Coyle on review of U hoops program: "Doing things right way."

Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said an internal review was done on men's basketball in the wake of the FBI probe corruption scandal


Five takeaways from Big Ten Media Day in New York City

From New York recruiting to Richard Pitino's stance on his father, Gophers beat writer Marcus Fuller's five takeaways from Big Ten Media Day at Madison Square Garden on Thursday


Big Ten expands men's basketball schedule, with focus on regional rivalry

The Big Ten approved the change to a 20-game conference slate for men's basketball and 18 games for women's basketball starting in 2018-19.


Mason and Coffey named to All-Big Ten preseason team

Gophers senior Nate Mason and sophomore Amir Coffey were named to the 10-member Big Ten All-Preseason team Thursday at Big Ten Media Day.


Gophers' Murphy replaces Lynch for Big Ten Media Day

Minnesota's Eric Curry (24), Jordan Murphy (3) and others leave the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Washington. Michigan won 84-77. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Murphy and Nate Mason will represent the Gophers at Thursday's Big Ten Media Day at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Gophers picked third in Big Ten preseason men's hoops media poll

Big Ten media are high on the Gophers and senior guard Nate Mason with their preseason picks.


Gophers guard Mason selected to Bob Cousy Award watch list

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) gestures to his teammates after entering the game during the first half.

Minnesota senior Nate Mason was named Monday as one of the 20 preseason candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.