MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino acknowledged his job is in jeopardy with the Gophers going through another late-season fade, but he said he doesn't believe his fate has been...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur will miss three to four weeks with a broken finger on his shooting hand, taking a co-captain and the team's best defender out of the lineup for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Liam Robbins needed a couple of calculated steps of development before he plunged into major college competition, a late-blooming 7-footer now in his first season with Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When two of the Big Ten's best and tallest players faced off just last week, Michigan's Hunter Dickinson made his 7-foot-1 mark on a decisive win over Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All those late-game lapses over the past month pushed Minnesota way off the NCAA Tournament bubble, forcing the Gophers to win five games in five days this week just to get...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino is sharing a message about his team — the Minnesota Gophers are still alive.
Daniel Oturu had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota beat...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's outside shooting was overdue for a resurgence, and Wisconsin was just as aware.
Payton Willis provided the initial spark for the Gophers, and the Badgers never...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 19 Illinois did what it took to move back into a first-place tie in the Big Ten.
The Fighting Illini's seventh straight win, though, was not pretty.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino implored his Minnesota team at halftime to increase its pressure on the defensive end after Penn State shot 60% from the field and didn’t have a turnover in...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 8 Michigan State started slowly against Minnesota, looking sluggish coming off a big win over its rival.
Cassius Winston made sure the Spartans made up for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Of all the evidence from the past two decades that Minnesota has been mostly a middle-of-the-pack program, the lack of a presence in the NBA has been one of the biggest knocks...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino loaded Minnesota’s early-season schedule to prepare the Gophers for playing in the Big Ten and to boost their tournament credentials.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Minnesota had yet to win a game this season outside of Williams Arena in Minneapolis, so their so-called neutral-site game on Saturday against Oklahoma State in Tulsa was a big...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With an eight-day break between games, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was wary of this trip to Minnesota despite the roll his team had been on.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored a career-high 35 points and Daniel Oturu had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota toppled undefeated and third-ranked Ohio State 84-71 on Sunday night for...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This was the breakout game Iowa had been waiting all season for from sophomore Joe Wieskamp.
Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points to go with a strong defensive...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr has made an immediate impact as Minnesota’s new point guard, a sophomore transfer with plenty of room left for improvement.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With continued growth from sophomore Gabe Kalscheur and the impact of two transfer guards in Marcus Carr and Payton Willis, Minnesota has become reliant on 3-point...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting the second half with possession, Minnesota worked the ball around the offensive zone for nearly 30 seconds before Daniel Oturu found Gabe Kalscheur open in the corner...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Mashburn Jr. has signed his national letter of intent with Minnesota.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Miami, a consensus four-star and top-100 recruit, is the son of Jamal...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a tougher-than-usual nonconference schedule looming for Minnesota, there's little time to break in this new lineup.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has suffered another season-ending knee injury.
Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Curry was hurt in practice last week and...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, following his first NCAA Tournament win in six years with the...
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.
Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare.
The crush of March Madness hits Thursday with 16 games in the first round of the NCAA...
Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son,...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the students streamed onto the court in celebration of a critical victory over Purdue, the five seniors on Minnesota's roster each took turns with the microphone to thank...
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...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left to give Nebraska a 62-61 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, ending the Cornhuskers' seven-game losing streak.
Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer had picked up a loose ball under the basket moments earlier, but he stepped out of bounds, giving Nebraska possession with 2.7 seconds left. Glynn Watson Jr. inbounded to Palmer, who was fouled by Amir Coffey as he went up to shoot.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers brought momentum with them on this trip to Minnesota — and a bad memory, too.
That month-ago loss to the Gophers was avenged with another vintage defensive effort.
Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 19 Wisconsin hang on to beat Minnesota 56-51 on Wednesday, the sixth straight win for the Badgers.
"Gritty group that I've got," coach Greg Gard said.
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) — Bundle up, Gophers fans.
The Barn will be open for business for Minnesota's upcoming game against Illinois despite extreme cold that has closed campus and triggered scores of canceled events around the state this week.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino dared No. 22 Wisconsin to beat the Golden Gophers from the 3-point arc and the free throw line.
The Badgers weren't up to the challenge.
Amir Coffey scored 21 points and Minnesota put Wisconsin in an early hole before holding off a furious rally to win 59-52 on Thursday night. The Gophers (12-2, 2-1 Big Ten) ended an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry with their first victory at Wisconsin since 2009.
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) — Coach Richard Pitino spoke to his Minnesota Gophers about avoiding a letdown following a challenging early-season schedule with Minnesota hosting Arkansas State on Saturday afternoon.
The Gophers took the message to heart early and then coasted to a decisive victory.
Freshman Daniel Oturu posted season highs with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Dupree McBrayer chipped in 14 points for Minnesota in a 72-56 win against the Red Wolves on Saturday.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial for a former University of Minnesota basketball player accused of murder in Baltimore has ended in a hung jury.
The Star Tribune reports that a mistrial was declared in the case of Daquein McNeil, who played for the Gophers for one season. A second trial is scheduled for February.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The experience of Minnesota outlasted the inexperience of Texas A&M in the closing minutes even if baskets were not coming easy. Or at all.
"We found a way to make winning plays. Sometimes when you have a night like that where you're not flowing offensively you have to be able to do that. Our guys did that," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The breakthrough that Minnesota enjoyed two years ago became an afterthought last season, as injuries mounted and losses piled up.
Finishing 15-17 was a rough follow-up for the Gophers to their only NCAA Tournament berth under coach Richard Pitino.
"I'm a lot better when we have a healthy roster as a coach," Pitino said. "I think that at the end of the day when you're building a program, to get stability it takes some time. I thought we were there last year."
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) — Minnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the program without playing in a game.
Coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday night that Stockman will graduate early this summer and forgo the upcoming season with the Gophers.