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...
Matthews beats buzzer, No. 5 Michigan edges Minnesota 59-57
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The ball bounced right to Charles Matthews, who dribbled once and squared up to shoot as the game clock — and more importantly, the shot clock — neared zero.
"I saw the clock when I did get the ball. I'm not sure exactly how much time, but I did know that there was time on the clock," Matthews said. "So I didn't want to just throw up a crazy shot. I wanted to still follow through with it."
Murphy carries Gophers past Penn State
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.
With a smile for mom, Minnesota’s Curry returns from injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Eric Curry entered Minnesota's most recent game, his first live action in 654 days, he carried a wide smile with him onto the court .
Oturu leads Minnesota past Mount St. Mary’s 71-53
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.
Minnesota big man Curry out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
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.
Gophers striving to bounce back from injury-ravaged season
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."
Minnesota Preview Capsule
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).
Minnesota loses 7-footer Stockman as grad transfer
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.
Former Vanderbilt mens basketball guard Payton Willis committed to the Gophers on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-4 Willis will sit out the 2018-19 season, per transfer rules. But he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Losing streak reaches seven as Indiana dominates Gophers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The last time the Gophers men lost to Indiana on the basketball court, it was in early January at Williams Arena, and the home team was playing its first game without suspended center Reggie Lynch and injured guard Amir Coffey.
Gophers basketball returns from break seeking a boost from bench players
Richard Pitino was spoiled last season when he went to his bench.
When Reggie Lynch crosses paths with Gophers basketball fans on the street, theres one particular thing hes always asked that sounds now like a broken record.
Minnesota’s Eric Curry out for season with left knee injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sophomore forward Eric Curry will miss the upcoming season, after injuring his left knee during a pickup game.
The university announced that Curry tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus Thursday.
Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Losers of five straight games in January, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were in desperate need of a rebound.
Jordan Murphy and the Gophers big men got almost all of them against Michigan on Sunday night to keep them steamrolling toward an NCAA tournament berth.
Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan.
McBrayer’s 21 leads Minnesota over LIU Brooklyn 76-66
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 21 points and Nate Mason added 19 points and seven assists for the Minnesota Gophers, who pulled away late to beat LIU Brooklyn 76-66 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Murphy added 13 points for Minnesota (11-1) as the Gophers won their fifth straight game. Eric Curry had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench as Minnesota used its size advantage to outscore the Blackbirds 38-20 in the paint.
Minnesota takes down turnover-prone Arkansas 85-71
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After losing more games last season than any other team in the 121-year history of Minnesota's program, the Gophers have played like a totally different group.
That's because they are, for the most part.
Amir Coffey scored all 19 of his points in the second half, after Akeem Springs made three 3-pointers over the final 5 minutes of the first half to finish with 11 points and help Minnesota pull away for an 85-71 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night.
- Star TribuneDaniel Oturu's double-double leads Gophers men's basketball past Arkansas StateDecember 8, 2018
- Star TribuneEric Curry, nursing injured knee, aiming to return to Gophers lineup by Big Ten playNovember 21, 2018
- Star TribuneGophers get Jordan Murphy some reinforcements in the frontcourtNovember 1, 2018
- Star TribuneGophers' Eric Curry out 4 to 6 weeks following surgery on troublesome left kneeOctober 29, 2018
- Star TribuneGophers' Eric Curry spends summer recovering, dreaming of another winning winterJuly 11, 2018