Gophers forward Isaiah Ihnen

With starter Johnson injured, Ihnen could get more playing time for U

Gophers senior forward Brandon Johnson is likely out of tonight's game against UMKC with an ankle injury. What should Richard Pitino do to fill his spot in the frontcourt?

Robbins' shot blocking could be key for Gophers vs. Boston College

December 8, 2020
Gophers center Liam Robbins blocked a shot in the first half of Friday night's game against North Dakota.
The 7-foot Drake transfer ranked among the nation's leaders in blocks last season.

Former Shakopee star plays Gophers again, this time back home

December 8, 2020
Former Shakopee star plays Gophers again, this time back home
Boston College senior and former Shakopee star Steffon Mitchell plays the Gophers for a second time Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Mitchell went from under-the-radar high school prospect to one of the top defensive players in the ACC.
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July 27
Demarion Watson-Saulsberry played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington.

Totino-Grace forward becomes second Minnesota hoops senior to pick Iowa State

Demarion Watson was pursued earlier by the Gophers and made an unofficial visit this summer. He chose the Cyclones, who were winless in the Big 12 last season.
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July 19
Gophers transfer excited for challenge of jump from Division II

Gophers transfer excited for challenge of jump from Division II

Former Navy forward Danny Ogele spent last two seasons at Division II Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. "I'm a guy who can do a lot of things for your team," he says.
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July 1
Four-star Philadelphia guard impressed by U on his official visit

Four-star Philadelphia guard impressed by U on his official visit

Jameel Brown, who is ranked No. 86 nationally by 247Sports.com, reopened his recruitment after originally committing to Purdue.
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July 1
Marcus Carr drove to the basket vs. Iowa

Gophers star Carr withdraws from draft, but not likely to return to U

All-Big Ten point guard Marcus Carr, was the top-ranked transfer available this spring, and has decided to return to school after testing the draft process.
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June 28
Boston College guard Wynston Tabbs splits the defense of Gophers center Liam Robbins and guard Both Gach.

Gophers men's hoops to play at Pittsburgh in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Gophers have four games away from home in nonconference play in 2021-22 season
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June 24
Gophers basketball coach Ben Johnson

U's Johnson makes two scholarship offers at his first recruiting event

The Gophers basketball coach was among hundreds of college basketball coaches from Shaka Smart to Fran McCaffery at a basketball showcase in Woodbury.
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June 15
Camden Heide of Wayzata will attend Purdue.

Four-star Wayzata guard Camden Heide says he'll attend Purdue

One of the top boys' basketball players in Minnesota's 2022 class announced his decision Tuesday. He had made an unofficial visit to the U.
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June 10
The Gophers began last season with a tipoff against Wisconsin Green Bay on Nov. 25, 2020.

Gophers men's basketball nonconference schedule nearly finished

The 2021-22 nonconference slate for new Gophers coach Ben Johnson has 11 of 12 games set
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June 9
North Carolina’s Sterling Manley reacts following his basket and a foul against North Carolina State

Ex-North Carolina 7-footer Manley considering U or pro hoops next season

Sterling Manley, limited at North Carolina by a knee injury, shined at a pre-draft combine recently. But he still could play another college season and is considering the Gophers.
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June 4
Gopher recruit Treyton Thompson during a D1 Minnesota AAU practice last summer.

'Can't wait to get started.' Alexandria's Thompson, other U hoops newcomers arriving

Treyton Thompson, the Gophers' top incoming recruit, and several transfers are coming to campus early in preparation for summer practice
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June 2
Cretin-Derham Hall’s Tre Holloman played for Howard Pulley during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington

Top state basketball talent Holloman visiting Gophers, Spartans this week

One of the most sought after point guards in the country, Tre Holloman of Cretin-Derham Hall said he'll also be visiting Marquette at the end of the month.
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May 27
Jackson Purcell (11)

Eastview guard among two walk-ons added to Gophers men's basketball

Jackson Purcell and Joey Kern, a transfer from Division III Johns Hopkins, are the latest additions to the revamped roster.
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May 25
Ole Miss 6-11 transfer has U among finalists, decision coming Wednesday

Ole Miss 6-11 transfer has U among finalists, decision coming Wednesday

The Gophers have a chance to possibly get their center for next season when Ole Miss senior Khadim Sy announces his decision. Minnesota is among four finalists.
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May 21
Ben Johnson (left) and Marcus Jenkins

U's Johnson on losing 10 players: 'I don't take any of this stuff personal'

Head coach Ben Johnson and newly hired assistant Marcus Jenkins answered questions about the team and themselves. Here are five highlights from that session.
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May 21
Gophers coach Johnson lands Florida junior college shooter Thiam

Gophers coach Johnson lands Florida junior college shooter Thiam

Indian River State College freshman guard Abdoulaye Thiam gives the Gophers their second recruit in 24 hours.
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May 21
The new Gopher men’s basketball coach was introduced to the media on March 23

Seeking depth, Gophers get big-man transfer Daniels from Stephen F. Austin

The Gophers are hoping 6-foot-9 graduate transfer Charlie Daniels can provide some needed frontcourt depth.
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May 20
Demarion Watson-Saulsberry played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington.

Totino-Grace's Watson-Saulsberry gets U's attention with his potential

Demarion Watson-Saulsberry wasn't a starter as a high school sophomore, but he was on a loaded Minnehaha Academy team that featured Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren.
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May 18
New Gopher men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson introduced in March

Gophers men's basketball expected to play in North Carolina event

The two games will be scheduled the weekend after new coach Ben Johnson makes his Gophers coaching debut at Williams Arena on Nov. 9.
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May 17
Kevin Garnett in 2005

Noon-hour basketball with U coach Johnson and KG 'was like NBA Finals Game 7'

As Kevin Garnett was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend, Ben Johnson couldn't help but flash back to when Garnett guarded him in a pickup game.
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May 14
Boston College’s Steffon Mitchell (41) shoots against Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston,

Gophers basketball in the market for much-needed frontcourt depth

New Gophers coach Ben Johnson and his staff are working to find their center for next season and more inside help. Here are some players who may be available.