Recent content from Marcus Fuller
Mckenna Wucherer, who plays with her sister at the U, committed to the Gophers over Wisconsin as an eighth grader.
The No. 8 Gophers will try to bounce back Sunday vs. No. 6 Wisconsin after starting Big Ten play with a loss.
Winter's father was on the Gophers 1997 Final Four team and his mother played volleyball for the U, but he wanted to follow different path.
The Badgers have routinely plucked talent from across the state border.
As Big Ten play begins Saturday at Michigan State, the Gophers hope to see more pass rushing talent emerge from a defense that has been dominant in almost every other area.
Hugh McCutcheon's team puts its No. 8 ranking to the test when the Gophers open league play in West Lafayette, Ind.
Four-star Totino-Grace guard Taison Chatman, the No. 1 basketball senior in Minnesota, announced he will attend Ohio State. "I bonded with the players," he said.
Spartans coach Mel Tucker has a "very inconsistent team" so far after an 11-win season last year. Next comes Minnesota, a slight favorite Saturday.
While the next game against Big Ten's Michigan State will offer more of a challenge, Joe Rossi and his defensive corps have destroyed opponents so far.
The sixth-ranked Gophers end their nonconference schedule on Thursday and Saturday at Maturi Pavilion.