Reporter | Gophers basketball

Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, he spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Fuller grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.

U opens Big Ten play with hope of repeating rare success from last year

Minnesota and Ohio State had the two worst records in Big Ten men's basketball in 2022-23. Heading into Big Ten play Sunday, however, the Buckeyes are a borderline Top 25 team and have a former Gophers mainstay in their lineup.

4 things learned: Gophers witness a flying Fox, enjoy a bench boost

With Parker Fox helping deliver electricity, the Gophers men's basketball team bounced back from a loss at San Francisco with a victory over New Orleans on Thursday.

Gophers cut back on turnovers, play fast and smart to crush New Orleans

With Minnesota's Big Ten opener this weekend, coach Ben Johnson needed to see his players build more confidence by playing fast and smart. The result was a 33-point win.

Big Ten men's basketball power rankings: How the Gophers stack up

With Big Ten Conference play set to begin Friday, Marcus Fuller delivers his early power rankings.

Lineup changes for Gophers men? Will it happen for tonight's game?

Starters outside of Dawson Garcia have struggled offensively, causing coach Ben Johnson to acknowledge that there will be lineup changes at some point.

Gophers-New Orleans preview: Can U men cut down on their turnovers?

New Orleans is one of the fastest teams in the country and ranks seventh nationally in turnovers forced per game. Minnesota has turned the ball over — a lot.

Bay Area natives bond as Gophers basketball teammates

Despite the loss to San Francisco, northern Californians Mike Mitchell Jr. and Jack Wilson were grateful to return home to see family and revisit their days in high school.

Sister of ex-Gophers star makes leap to become top scorer for St. Thomas

Amber Scalia has gone from role player as a freshman to leading the team in scoring so far this year as the Tommies play host to a Power Five opponent for the first time.

4 things learned include turnovers doom Gophers, Payne conquers pain

The Gophers point guards struggled mightily in their 18-point loss to San Francisco. A happier note for the team was Pharrel Payne playing more than 20 minutes for the first time this season.

U hits road for first time, suffers turnover-filled loss to San Francisco

San Francisco scored repeatedly off Gophers ball-handling troubles, prompting coach Ben Johnson to say his team has "to learn how to respond better."