MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Oturu was a productive sidekick in the paint to Jordan Murphy as a freshman last season for Minnesota, flashing the potential to be the program's next standout big...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seven of Minnesota's top 10 players from 2018-19 will be missing this season, leaving the Gophers with much to rebuild from the team that registered the program's first NCAA...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebackers Will Ignont and Shanon Reid and wide receiver Jacquez Jones have left the team.
Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed the exits of all three...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reserve wide receiver Jordan Murphy and defensive back Terrell Bailey have left Tennessee's football team.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday during the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed 6-foot-10 center Sam Freeman to a national letter of intent, giving the Gophers two incoming freshmen next season.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years.
Minnesota (20-12, 10-11) vs. No. 2 seed Purdue (23-8, 16-4)
Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, United Center, Chicago; Friday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota is set to match up against...
No. 10 seed Penn State (14-17, 7-13) vs. No. 7 seed Minnesota (19-12, 9-11)
Big Ten Tourney Second Round, United Center, Chicago; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry will miss the remainder of the season with a right foot injury.
The Gophers announced shortly before their game against Purdue on Tuesday...
No. 11 Purdue (22-7, 15-3) vs. Minnesota (18-11, 8-10)
Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Purdue looks to give Minnesota its fifth straight loss to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though several critical weeks remain in Jordan Murphy's career at Minnesota, the Gophers have already found themselves thinking about how soon their indefatigable big man is...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last time Minnesota played Illinois, the Gophers suffered a loss that could have derailed their season. On Wednesday night, they showed the Illini just how well they've responded.
Amir Coffey led a balanced Minnesota attack with 18 points and six assists as the Golden Gophers defeated Illinois 86-75 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From the perimeter to the post and back out again, Minnesota sliced up Iowa's defense by zipping the ball all over the court.
As the Hawkeyes reached the midpoint of their Big Ten schedule, the Gophers provided another reminder that there aren't any breaks in the conference slate.
Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey each scored 23 points to help Minnesota hang on and beat No. 19 Iowa 92-87 on Sunday, handing the Hawkeyes their second defeat in four nights.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a sluggish start, Jordan Murphy cleared his head and put his team on his back, and Minnesota narrowly avoided a second straight bad loss.
Murphy scored 19 points and tied a career high with 21 rebounds as the Gophers rallied past Penn State 65-64 on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's defense sparked its fast-break offense in time for the Gophers to pull away from Rutgers on Saturday.
Amir Coffey scored 29 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Minnesota defeated Rutgers 88-70.
Jordan Murphy scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Dupree McBrayer scored 15 points and added 10 assists, and freshman Gabe Kalscheur scored 11 points for Minnesota (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten), who put the game away with a 14-1 run midway through the second half.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Having four players in double figures and the return of a key player Sunday was a nice way for Minnesota to get ready for the resumption of Big Ten play.
Daniel Oturu recorded his fourth straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Gophers past Mount St. Mary's 71-53.
Minnesota also got 15 points from Dupree McBrayer and 13 from Amir Coffey. Jordan Murphy had 10 points and nine rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Each time North Carolina A&T looked as if it was going to give Minnesota trouble, the Gophers turned to their standout senior Jordan Murphy and highly touted freshman Daniel Oturu.
Murphy and Oturu controlled the inside, and Minnesota took control against the Aggies.
Murphy had a season-high 30 points and 16 rebounds, and Oturu added a season-high 20 points and 11 boards as the Gophers held on to beat North Carolina A&T 86-67 on Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As one of the most heralded high school recruits Minnesota has brought in under head coach Richard Pitino, Isaiah Washington has been a work in progress as a college point guard.
This was one of those games where the sophomore's potential was fulfilled.
Jordan Murphy had 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, Washington pitched in 14 points and 13 assists and Minnesota outlasted North Florida 80-71 on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino challenged Amir Coffey to step up Wednesday. The junior guard gave him the perfect response.
Coffey scored a career-high 32 points, Jordan Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota rallied to beat No. 24 Nebraska 85-78.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino set Minnesota's early-season schedule with a load of opponents from Power Five conferences, hoping to challenge his young Gophers and help their standing for the NCAA tournament.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Gabe Kalscheur's hot shooting carried Minnesota long enough for the rest of the Golden Gophers to pitch in and finally shake pesky Santa Clara.
Kalscheur scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half, Jordan Murphy added 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Minnesota remained unbeaten with an 80-66 win over the Broncos on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From key players healed after injuries to multi-talented newcomers filling out the rotation, Minnesota has a much deeper team than last season.
Gabe Kalscheur is part of that fresh start, set up to help the Gophers fix a long-running weakness in outside shooting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Amir Coffey seamlessly took over as the primary point guard. Dupree McBrayer, playing pain free, had his left-handed stroke in midseason form. Daniel Oturu quickly established his 6-foot-10 presence in his college debut.
This was just the kind of smooth opener Minnesota needed, after a rough last year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry will miss four to six weeks after knee surgery.
Coach Richard Pitino announced Monday that Curry's surgery went as planned. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, redshirted the 2017-18 season after tearing the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee during a summer pickup game. As a freshman, Curry played in all 34 games in a reserve role and was third on the team in rebounds and blocks.
Last season: 15-17, lost to Rutgers in first round of Big Ten Tournament.
Nickname: Golden Gophers.
Coach: Richard Pitino.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Point guard Nate Mason (graduated), center Reggie Lynch (overseas), backup shooting guard Jamir Harris (transferred), backup forward Davonte Fitzgerald (transferred), backup forward Bakary Konate (graduated), backup forward Gaston Diedhiou (graduated).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nate Mason wasn't going to go out a loser in his last game at Williams Arena.
Mason scored 33 points and dished out six assists as Minnesota snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 86-82 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night.
Dupree McBrayer scored 16 for Minnesota (15-15, 4-13 Big Ten), Jordan Murphy had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Davonte Fitzgerald also scored 10.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After eight days off, a quick 7-0 deficit was all it took for Nebraska to wake up. From there, the Huskers played the kind of basketball that has made them a surprise team in the Big Ten.
Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night.
James Palmer Jr. had 19 points and nine assists for the Huskers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), who won for the sixth time in seven games. Anton Gill scored 12 points, while Glynn Watson Jr. and Isaac Copeland each scored 10 for Nebraska.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — The cheers and hollers coming from the Minnesota locker room were audible at least 20 feet away, deep inside Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
It sounded like joy, a feeling the Golden Gophers hadn't experienced in at least 10 days after losing two of their best players — one to suspension, the other to injury.
"They were dealt a difficult situation," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said. "And they responded well, so hopefully this gives us great confidence."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a battle of shorthanded teams, Indiana found a way to thrive without its missing pieces, while Minnesota found out the rest of its season could be an uphill battle.
Robert Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, while Justin Smith and Juwan Morgan each added 20 as Indiana defeated Minnesota 75-71 on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, while Justin Smith and Juwan Morgan each added 20 as Indiana defeated Minnesota 75-71 on Saturday.
Nate Mason led Minnesota with 22 points and nine assists, while Dupree McBrayer and Jordan Murphy each scored 18. Murphy grabbed 10 rebounds, extending the nation's longest double-double streak to 17 games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy knows he's close to the mountaintop, but winning makes the rarified air that much sweeter.
Murphy had 17 points and 17 rebounds while Nate Mason added 17 points and 6 assists as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-67 on Wednesday.
Murphy, the Big Ten's scoring and rebounding leader, had 11 boards by halftime as he extended the nation's longest double-double streak to 16 games. The NCAA record to start a season is 17 straight, set by Tim Duncan at Wake Forest in 1996-97.