Brody Fox (holding sign) celebrated with his Wisconsin-Stout teammates after scoring 70 points at Greenville (Ill.) on Nov. 18.

— Courtesy of Wisconsin-Stout, Star Tribune

70 points in one game: Mahtomedi native Brody Fox on a scoring spree at UW-Stout

Basketball Across Minnesota: Fox, brother of injured Gophers forward Parker Fox, leads NCAA Division III in scoring with 30 points per game for Wisconsin-Stout.

8,000-mile journey leads to 485 coaching wins — and counting

Central Lakes College coach Jim Russell talked to his players during a game in Brainerd this season. Russell, in his 25th season, has 485 victories in his career.

— Jeff Collins / Collins Photography, Star Tribune

Basketball Across Minnesota: In his 25th season at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Jim Russell has racked up victories and built deep connections with his players.

St. Thomas already making its case as Minnesota's best Division I men's basketball team

St. Thomas guard Riley Miller is using the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted because of COVID-19 and leads the Tommies in scoring again this season.

— Rebecca S. Gratz, Associated Press, Star Tribune

Basketball Across Minnesota: How good are the Tommies? They're 11-5, including wins in their first two Summit League games. And despite being only two years removed from D-III, the debate is on over whether they'd beat the Gophers.

Four Minnesotans helping two Utah teams make serious noise in the Pac-12

Two University of Utah players from Minnesota, Gianna Kneepkens (5) and Jenna Johnson (22), have been instrumental parts of the Utes’ surge.

— Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics

Basketball Across Minnesota: Gianna Kneepkens and Jenna Johnson are members of Utah's first-ever top-10 women's team; Ben Carlson and Gabe Madsen helped the Utes men start 4-0 in the Pac-12.

Dr. Dish shoots for the stars, going from Minnesota garage to national impact

The Dr. Dish headquarters are in Bloomington. The basketball shooting practice device is used by thousands of teams from high schools to the pros.

— Photo courtesy of Dr. Dish

Basketball Across Minnesota: Doug Campbell teamed with former local standout Jefferson Mason to expand Dr. Dish beyond the company's Bloomington headquarters.

Gophers' Kelsey Steinhagen blazes trail as female coach in Big Ten men's basketball

Gophers quality control coach Kelsey Steinhagen gave instructions during Monday’s game against Illinois at Williams arena.

— Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Basketball Across Minnesota: Steinhagen, a Wisconsin native and former D-III All-America, was hired by Ben Johnson last season for his quality control position.

Minnesota ballers who thrill: Raheem Anthony of St. Mary's shows Division III an NBA look

Raheem Anthony of St. Mary’s stayed above the masses during a game against Augustana.

— St. Mary's Sports Information Office

Basketball Across Minnesota: For more Minnesota basketball excitement, see high school stars Daniel Freitag, Tori Oehrlein and Maddyn Greenway.