Former Gophers star Daniel Oturu invited to NBA Draft Combine

Former Gophers star Daniel Oturu invited to NBA Draft Combine

Hard at work in Santa Barbara preparing for this year's NBA Draft, ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu has spent the month of July honing his skills and building up his body.

Prep star from Cottage Grove: 'We have to use the platform that we have'

June 9
Prep star from Cottage Grove: 'We have to use the platform that we have'
Kendall Brown, who now plays for Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, was frustrated that the rioting after George Floyd's death took away from protests and donation drives that people were involved with locally.

'HORSE' showdown: Watch former U stars Hollins, Banham battle for charity

May 7
'HORSE' showdown: Watch former U stars Hollins, Banham battle for charity
Former high-scoring U guards Rachel Banham and Andre Hollins competed to help raise awareness and support for Be The Match, the leader in bone marrow transplants.
November 30

Gophers pregame: Pitino's frontcourt looking for bigger impact Saturday vs. LMU

Gophers men's hoops vs. Loyola MarymountFULLER'S FOUR THINGS TO WATCH:Frontcourt impact –Three of the Gophers' top frontcourt players were limited with foul trouble in Wednesday's…
November 17
Auburn forward Myles Parker holds a media microphone during media availability in the team locker room.

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October 21
Gophers unlikely to play in Hall of Fame Tip-Off this season

Gophers unlikely to play in Hall of Fame Tip-Off this season

The Gophers men's basketball team recently decided not to play in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off in Connecticut this season. They are hoping to play in an event closer to home during the pandemic.
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August 14

Incoming freshmen Jamal Mashburn Jr. and David Mutaf anxious to join Gophers

Incoming freshmen guards Jamal Mashburn Jr. and David Mutaf, members of the Gophers' 2020 recruiting class, are preparing on their own at home but anxious to join the team. Mutaf is set to arrive late this month from Turkey.
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July 30
No non-conference college hoops? That's an option, Pitino says

No non-conference college hoops? That's an option, Pitino says

Big Ten basketball following football in eliminating non-league games is "certainly an option" during the pandemic, Gophers coach Richard Pitino said recently.
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June 25
With draft on hold, Oturu remains patient, works on building NBA skills

With draft on hold, Oturu remains patient, works on building NBA skills

Thursday night was supposed to be the moment when hometown hero Daniel Oturu realized his NBA dream and broke the Gophers' draft drought all at the same time.
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April 22
Gophers hoops mailbag: Questions on big men, local recruiting and more

Gophers hoops mailbag: Questions on big men, local recruiting and more

Answering your questions about big men, including Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy, transfers and upping the Gophers' local recruiting game.
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March 11

Big Ten men's basketball tournament not allowing fans starting Thursday

The Big Ten announced it will no longer allow fans at the men's basketball tournament starting Thursday due to coronavirus. Fans also not permitted to attend further winter and spring sports competitions.
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March 11
Gophers hope to 'Let it fly' again with threes in Big Ten tournament

Gophers hope to 'Let it fly' again with threes in Big Ten tournament

The Gophers men's basketball team set a school-record with 18 three-pointers in Sunday's win against Nebraska. Can they keep up that shooting Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener vs. Northwestern?
March 11
Oturu gets third team All-America spot; first Gophers selection since 1999

Oturu gets third team All-America spot; first Gophers selection since 1999

Daniel Oturu, who averaged 20 points while leading the Big Ten in rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage, is the first Gophers player to be named an All-America since Quincy Lewis.
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February 26
Pregame: Carr within reach of Gophers' single-season assist record

Pregame: Carr within reach of Gophers' single-season assist record

Gophers sophomore point guard Marcus Carr needs just five assists Wednesday night against Maryland to become the single-season leader in school history. Carr ranks second in the Big Ten in assists.
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February 23
Pregame: Can the Gophers get dominant Daniel Oturu back Sunday?

Pregame: Can the Gophers get dominant Daniel Oturu back Sunday?

Sophomore center Daniel Oturu has been a dominant force in the Big Ten this season, but he's struggled to make an impact in the Gophers' last two losses. Oturu looks to get back on track Sunday at Northwestern.
February 17
Will Pitino make some changes? Here are three to consider

Will Pitino make some changes? Here are three to consider

The Gophers men's basketball team needs a spark to get back into the mix for the NCAA tournament in the last six regular-season games. These are some changes Richard Pitino could make.
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February 16

Pregame: Gophers' supporting cast for Daniel Oturu could be the key Sunday vs. Iowa

The Gophers men's basketball team will need to give star center Daniel Oturu some help in Sunday's rematch with Iowa. The Hawkeyes have the Big Ten's leading scorer Luka Garza, but they're shorthanded without guard CJ Fredrick.
January 30
Gophers, Oturu meet up tonight against 'Shaq of the Big Ten'

Gophers, Oturu meet up tonight against 'Shaq of the Big Ten'

The Gophers men's basketball team face a load inside Thursday with Illinois' 7-foot, 290-pound freshman Kofi Cockburn. He outweighs Minnesota's talented big man Daniel Oturu by 50 pounds.
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January 29
Tears, smiles and Clem: Emotional Burton on being honored at The Barn

Tears, smiles and Clem: Emotional Burton on being honored at The Barn

Willie Burton smiled. He cried. He took it all in as his No. 34 and picture were revealed in the rafters of Williams Arena, where he dominated during a legendary career.
January 27
'You were my hero.' U center Oturu brought to tears over Bryant's death

'You were my hero.' U center Oturu brought to tears over Bryant's death

"You were more than just my favorite player," Gophers star Daniel Oturu wrote on Instagram. "You were my hero. My heart is so broken. Rest in Peace Kobe. I'll never forget what you meant to me."
January 24
Win over Ohio State boosts Gophers back into NCAA tourney projections

Win over Ohio State boosts Gophers back into NCAA tourney projections

Nobody makes the NCAA tournament in January, but you can play yourself out of contention -- or get some notice with the kind of victory that Minnesota scored Thursday night over the Buckeyes.
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January 23
Pregame: Can Gophers get Kalscheur going again from three?

Pregame: Can Gophers get Kalscheur going again from three?

Gophers sophomore guard Gabe Kalscheur is one of the best shooters in the Big Ten, but he's been experiencing the biggest slump of his career the last five games. Will he break out tonight at Ohio State?