What is next?: Gophers basketball offseason preview

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March 10, 2021: The Gophers 2021-22 season officially ended Wednesday with a 60-51 loss against Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. It is now as good of a time as any to look ahead to head coach Ben Johnson’s first full offseason as head coach. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter […] READ MORE


Shorthanded Gophers fall 60-51 to Penn State in 1st round of Big Ten Tourney

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March 9, 2021: With E.J. Stephens out for most of the game with a migraine, Ben Johnson played five players for virtually all 40 minutes, but they came up tired in the end, losing 60-51. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: It was clear why both Penn State and Minnesota were playing on […] READ MORE


Minnesota can’t find rhythym in 75-62 regular season finale loss to Northwestern

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March 6, 2021: After falling down by 20 at the half, the Gophers’ comeback attempt came up short against Northwestern, falling 75-62 in their final game of the regular season. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: With Eric Curry back in the lineup (upper-body) after a one-game absence, the Gophers did not come […] READ MORE


Career-high 39 from Battle not enough as Gophers fall 84-73 at Maryland

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March 2, 2021: In the penultimate game of the Gophers regular season, Jamison Battle’s heroics were not enough falling 84-73. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: Payton Willis came off the bus with something to prove for the Gophers. After a 19-point second-half performance on Sunday against Indiana, he scored the first eight […] READ MORE


Minnesota falls short 84-79 to Indiana on Senior Night

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Feb. 27, 2021: After trailing by as many as 25 points, the Gophers were able to come all the way back and be within one possession of Indiana, until ultimately coming up short. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: Sunday’s contest start at a quick offensive pace. In his final game […] READ MORE


Gophers fall short 68-67, giving Wisconsin season sweep

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Feb. 23, 2021: Ben Johnson opted to throw no hands in the direction of Greg Gard post game, following a 68-67 Gophers loss. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: In what was easily the best atmosphere of the season at the Barn, the Gophers came out with some energy, jumping out […] READ MORE


Holy Family Junior Big Man Boden Kapke Talks Recruiting

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Boden Kapke, a 6-foot-11 junior from Victoria (MN) Holy Family Catholic, is one of the top Midwest big men in the Class of 2023. He became the third in-state player from the Class of 2023 to receive a scholarship offer from Minnesota last fall and attended the Gopher football game versus Bowling Green.   Kapke […] READ MORE


Loewe and Battle lead shorthanded Gophers over Northwestern 77-60

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Feb. 19, 2021: Without their starting PG Payton Willis (COVID protocols), the Gophers stepped up and picked up a much-needed win over Northwestern 77-60. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: Without Payton Willis (COVID protocols), the Gophers started Saturday with a lot of energy. With all five starters getting on the board and recording an […] READ MORE


Gophers offensive struggles continue at Penn State 67-46

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Feb. 17, 2021: Minnesota’s offense did not show up in a rare mid-afternoon tip-off against Penn State, resulting in 67-46 loss. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: It was a slow start for the Gophers, going 0-4 from the field, but Payton Willis scored five quick points (his same total against Ohio St.) […] READ MORE


Minnesota’s offense stalls at No. 18 Ohio State 70-45

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Feb. 15, 2021: After leading by two at halftime, Minnesota’s offense collapsed in half No. 2 resulting in its fewest point total of the season 70-45. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: Traveling to Columbus, Ohio as (+13) point underdogs, Ben Johnson had the Gophers ready to play. Thanks to two early threes […] READ MORE