Gopher Men’s Basketball

Hopkins Prep Star Amir Coffey Commits To GophersThe Gophers got their biggest local recruit in about a decade on Monday, as Hopkins star guard Amir Coffey announced he will accept a scholarship to Minnesota and play for the Gophers next year. Coffey is the top rated player in Minnesota's high school senior class and is a consensus top-50 player nationally.
Gophers Add Davonte Fitzgerald To Complete 2015 Classhe University of Minnesota men's basketball team added Davonte Fitzgerald to its 2015 class on Tuesday, coach Richard Pitino announced. Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota after two seasons at Texas A&M.
Life Is Good For Lynx Assistant Coach Jim PetersonJim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game -- and the game seems to love him back.
Minnesota Adds Texas Prep Star Murphy To Recruiting ClassMinnesota has added San Antonio prep star Jordan Murphy to its 2015 recruiting class. Golden Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced the addition Wednesday. Murphy is a 6-foot-7 forward and averaged 23.6 points and 10.5 rebounds for Brennan High School.
Gopher Basketball Adds Jordan Murphy To 2015 Recruiting ClassUniversity of Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Murphy has been added to the 2015 recruiting class.
Pitino Announces Changes To Gophers Coaching StaffUniversity of Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday two additions to his coaching staff. Nate Pomeday, who had been the director of basketball operations, was promoted to become an assistant coach.
Gopher Basketball Adds Transfer Reggie LynchUniversity of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that center Reggie Lynch has been added to the program. Lynch, an Edina native, is transferring to Minnesota after spending two years at Illinois State.
Eastern Kentucky Hires Gophers Assistant Dan McHale As Head CoachEastern Kentucky has hired former Minnesota and Louisville assistant Dan McHale as the Colonels' 20th head coach. McHale will be introduced Thursday at a news conference.
Gophers Coach Pitino: 'I Am Very Happy At The U'Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men's basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.
Alabama 'Showing Interest' In Gophers Coach Richard PitinoThe coaching carousel is spinning as we head into the Final Four with some coaches departing programs and others filling openings. Richard Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers, but his name is being thrown in the mix to take over an SEC program.
Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten HonorsUniversity of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league's top players.
Minnesota Upsets Michigan State 96-90 In OTCarlos Morris made a tying 3-pointer while being fouled with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and although he missed the ensuing free throw, Minnesota controlled the overtime for a 96-90 win over Michigan State on Thursday night. The Golden Gophers (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) snapped a 15-game losing streak at Michigan State, winning in East Lansing for the first time since 1997.