Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller covers Gophers men's basketball and college basketball for the Star Tribune. He has 13 years of experience covering Twin Cities college and professional sports. 

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.


Mashburn's first season with Gophers one of growth, lessons learned

Freshman guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. has built on his family's bond with Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.


With Robbins hobbled, frontcourt depth again becomes issue for U

7-foot Liam Robbins was the center transfer that Minnesota needed, but the team has struggled with him injured or in foul trouble.


Barnyard mess: No. 5 Illinois runs away from Gophers in 94-63 blowout

On Saturday vs. the Illini, the Gophers were as overmatched as they've been all season. They gave up 48 points in the paint, 31 fast-break points and committed a season-high 18 turnovers.


Jamal Mashburn Jr.'s promise shows again, in front of his NBA dad

With his father in attendance Saturday, the freshman scored 16 points to lead the Gophers offense again.


U defense will be put to the test today against Illinois stars

Injuries will make it tough for the Gophers to defend Illinois' inside-outside tandem of Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn on Saturday.


Who's counting? Gophers' winless road record not seen as tourney deal-breaker

In a season of anomalies, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has the Gophers in next month's NCAA men's basketball tournament field despite a big blemish.


Pitino: Kalscheur needs surgery on finger, Robbins has severely sprained ankle

Gabe Kalscheur, who started all 88 games of his career until this week, suffered the hand injury in practice a day before Wednesday's 82-72 loss at Indiana.


For prep basketball stars, G League enticing but college game holds thrills

Former five-star prep prospects Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green are candidates to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They have taken very different routes to that status.


Another injury setback for Gophers clouds 82-72 loss at Indiana

With Gabe Kalscheur out of the lineup because of a broken finger and Liam Robbins struggling on a sprained ankle, the Gophers faded in the second half.


Gophers' guard Kalscheur out 'a while' with broken finger on shooting hand

Gabe Kalscheur, a junior guard, had played every game of his college career - 88 in a row - before Wednesday.