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Gophers forward Eric Curry challenges a defender at Williams Arena on Thursday, Dec. 10. The Gophers went on to defeat the Kansas City Roos 90-61.

Gophers men’s basketball drops seventh straight to close regular season

Nolan O'Hara
March 7, 2021
The Gophers lost their seventh consecutive game in what felt like Richard Pitino’s last home game as the head coach of Minnesota.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

A tale of two halves for the Gophers’ men’s basketball team

AJ Condon
March 6, 2021
Minnesota has five top-25 wins, including two top-10 wins, but also has lost to the two worst teams in the conference and is currently on a six-game losing streak.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball struggles against Illinois after nine-day layoff

Tony Liebert
March 6, 2021
Minnesota was without two starters and four players overall, an absence that proved too much to overcome in its regular-season finale.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gophers men’s basketball finishes winless on road after Penn State disaster

AJ Condon
March 4, 2021
The only thing the Gophers have been consistent with this year is their inability to hit threes, rebounding troubles and winning on the road. All of those were evident against Penn State.
Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

Carr’s effort not enough against Nebraska

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
February 27, 2021
The Gophers’ men's basketball tournament hopes continue to dwindle as they stay winless on the road.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Gophers women’s basketball cancels home finale against No. 12 Michigan

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
February 27, 2021
Due to COVID-19 issues within the Minnesota program, both schools have mutually agreed to cancel Sunday’s game.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Gophers men’s basketball drops fourth straight, tournament hopes diminish

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
February 26, 2021
Without their second and third-leading scorers, the Gophers played one of their worst games of the season.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Tough defense leads Gophers women’s basketball over Nebraska

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
February 26, 2021
A season-low 63 points allowed helped Minnesota knock off a red-hot Nebraska team.
Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

‘We got to have pride’: Gophers men’s basketball collapses against No. 5 Illinois

Nolan O'Hara
February 21, 2021
A bad first half got worse for Minnesota when Illinois added a half-court buzzer beater before halftime. It got even worse after the break.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Mashburn Jr. breaking out for Gophers

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
February 21, 2021
In just his first season, Jamal Mashburn Jr. has emerged as a key part of the Gophers men’s basketball team.