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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December 22, 2021
Green Bay head coach Will Ryan looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Sunday, Dec. 12

Green Bay coach knows his Big Ten, thinks U can do well in conference

Will Ryan, the son of former Badgers coach Bo Ryan, says Mnnesota 'can finish pretty high in the Big Ten.' His Green Bay team plays the Gophers today at The Barn.
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December 9, 2021
Eric Curry (1) of Minnesota looks up after falling in the first half Wednesday.

Weren't gonna win 'em all. So what did Gophers learn from losing?

Ben Johnson knew the day would come soon when he had to give his first locker room speech after a Gophers basketball loss.
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December 5, 2021

Gophers biggest frontcourt challenge yet will be Mississippi State's Tolu Smith

Pregame: Gophers men's hoops haven't faced a frontcourt yet like Sunday against the Bulldogs.
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November 30, 2021
Minnesota Gophers head coach Ben Johnson shouted directions in the first half Nov. 1.

Can the Gophers and Ben Johnson end lengthy road losing streak from Richard Pitino Era?

Pregame: Gophers men's basketball has a chance Tuesday at Pittsburgh to win the program's first true road game since 2019-20.
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November 29, 2021
Minnesota Gophers forward Eric Curry (1) reaches for the ball against Jacksonville Dolphins forward Mike Marsh (12) on Nov. 24.

Gophers men's basketball gameday preview: First true road game comes at Pittsburgh

The Gophers look to end a 12-game losing streak in true road games Tuesday at Pitt in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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November 26, 2021
Gophers forward Charlie Daniels (15) reacted after a turnover by Jacksonville forward Bryce Workman (5) during the first half Nov. 24 at Williams Aren

Little depth, excellent three-point shooting defense among 5 things about 5-0 Gophers

The Gophers haven't played the toughest schedule to open the season, but several things about coach Ben Johnson's team have been revealed in its undefeated start.
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November 24, 2021
Sophomore transfer forward Jamison Battle (10) ranks first on the Gophers and fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.8 points per game.

U's Battle among top scorers, but wants to be 'total package'

Pregame: Jamison Battle, a sophomore transfer, ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring entering Wednesday vs. Jacksonville, but he's also an improved defender.
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November 22, 2021
Minnesota head coach Ben Johnson argues a call in the second half of a game against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday.

Undefeated Gophers: Four things we've learned from their 4-0 start

One of the areas that helped the Gophers in a comeback win last Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne was more balanced team scoring.
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November 19, 2021
Players on the Minnesota bench react to a basket in the first half Nov. 9 at Williams Arena.

Can Gophers men's basketball keep winning without much bench help?

Minnesota enters Friday's game vs. Purdue Fort Wayne ranked second-to-last among D-I teams in bench minutes played. Can the U develop more depth than it's shown so far?
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November 12, 2021
Minnesota coach Ben Johnson congratulates forward Eric Curry (1) during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Kansas Ci

Ben Johnson hopes experience helps senior-led Gophers basketball team in Asheville Championship

Pregame: The Gophers face Western Kentucky on Friday in North Carolina with one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten.
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November 10, 2021
Eylijah Stephens (20) of Minnesota is defended by Evan Gilyard (1) Missouri Kansas City in the second half Tuesday.

Five things we learned from Gophers' opening-night win over UMKC

Balanced scoring was one of the biggest takeaways in the victory, and there was an added boost from an NCAA rule put into place because of the pandemic.
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November 9, 2021
Ben Johnson coaches his first game for the Gophers men’s basketball team Tuesday night against Missouri Kansas City.

With Gophers fans back, how long will it take for atmosphere to return?

The Gophers men's basketball season opens tonight vs. Missouri Kansas City at Williams Arena in Ben Johnson's head coaching debut.
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October 19, 2021
Payton Willis shoots during the second half of a game against Wisconsin in 2020.

Bright spot for Gophers? Improved 3-point shooting from newcomers

Last season, Minnesota set a program record in futility by shooting 28.4% from three-point range. Not many of the 347 D-I teams in the nation were worse.
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October 15, 2021
Walk-on Will Ramberg competes in a drill with a student manager in Gophers practice.

Gophers men going to Oklahoma for closed basketball scrimmage

The Gophers have only scrimmaged against themselves so far, leading to emergence of walk-on Will Ramberg.
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October 12, 2021
Gophers men’s basketball head coach Ben Johnson explained a drill to players at practice this fall.

U basketball starters? Here's our projected starting five and subs

Ben Johnson admits that he doesn't know yet which players will be in the Gophers' starting lineup in the Nov. 9 opener vs. Missouri Kansas City.
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October 7, 2021
Christian Reeves played for Chris Paul’s Team CP3 in the Nike EYBL circuit this summer.

Gophers among favorites for 7-foot-1 center from Oak Hill Academy

Christian Reeves said he was impressed after visiting the university last week and talked about how he could fit into coach Ben Johnson's system.
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October 1, 2021
Gophers coach Ben Johnson explained a drill to guard Eylijah Stephens at the team’s first practice Tuesday afternoon.

No go-to guy? Johnson expects U's stat leaders to be different every game

Marcus Carr and Liam Robbins led the Gophers men's basketball team in several categories last season. But they transferred and new leaders must emerge.
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September 18, 2021
New York four-star 2022 guard Ryan Dunn picks Virginia over the Gophers

New York four-star 2022 guard Ryan Dunn picks Virginia over the Gophers

The 6-7 senior and top-100 recruit made an official visit to the Gophers in early September
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September 17, 2021

Gophers at the bottom looking up in preseason Big Ten men's hoops projections

College basketball magazines have the newcomer-laden Gophers finishing 14th.
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September 10, 2021
Senior guard Ryan Dunn with New York Jayhawks AAU team on the Adidas circuit.

Four-star NY guard Ryan Dunn on recent Gophers official visit: "fan base in Minnesota was really big"

The 6-7 senior from New York enjoyed the atmosphere at the Minnesota football team's opener vs. Ohio State