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.


Start fast, finish clutch: Gophers beat Mississippi St. to stay undefeated

Payton Willis scored 24 points, including a clutch three-pointer with 17 seconds left to break a 76-76 tie and boost the U to its first road win vs. an SEC team in 22 years.


Gophers' top bench scorer Sutherlin sidelined vs. Mississippi State

Gophers seniors Sean Sutherlin and Danny Ogele were out Sunday on the road against the Bulldogs.


Gophers biggest frontcourt challenge yet will be Mississippi State's Tolu Smith

Pregame: Gophers men's hoops haven't faced a frontcourt yet like Sunday against the Bulldogs.


Gophers men show better than last-place projections in 6-0 start

The Gophers men's basketball team is one of the Big Ten's surprise teams, but the schedule ramps up, starting this afternoon at Mississippi State.


Gophers men's basketball puts undefeated record on the line at Mississippi State

The Bulldogs play the the first of a home-and-home series against the Gophers on Sunday in Starkville.


Undefeated but how good? Where's the U in 1st Big Ten power rankings?

Big Ten men's basketball opens this weekend with five conference games. How much does a 6-0 nonconference record mean for the Gophers in Marcus Fuller's first rankings?


Johnson's Gophers still undefeated. What we learned from win over Pitt

Ben Johnson is proud his team has found ways to finish games strong. But he's not surprised because of what he's learned about his almost-entirely remade roster.


Loewe goes high: Rebound basket in final seconds gives Gophers 54-53 win over Pitt

The Gophers won a true road game for the first time in two seasons in dramatic fashion, with Luke Loewe scoring his only points of the game on a put-back rebound with 2.4 seconds left.


Can the Gophers and Ben Johnson end lengthy road losing streak from Richard Pitino Era?

Pregame: Gophers men's basketball has a chance Tuesday at Pittsburgh to win the program's first true road game since 2019-20.


First power conference test for Gophers men's basketball tonight at Pitt

The competition gets tougher as Minnesota plays four power conference opponents in the next 11 days, starting at at Pittsburgh in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.