Big debut night from Dawson Garcia leads Minnesota past Western Michigan 61-60

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Nov. 7, 2022: Big nights from Gophers transfer duo Ta’Lon Cooper and Dawson Garcia lead them past Western Michigan 61-60 in season-opener. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Full Game Recap: First Half: The Gophers opened the game with Ta’Lon Cooper, Jaden Henley, Will Ramberg, Treyton Thompson, and Dawson Garcia as their starting five. It looked […] READ MORE


Gophers Basketball: 2022-23 Roster Preview

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Oct. 7, 2022: With only 31 days until tip-off and a Gophers football bye week, I thought there is no time better than the present to preview the Gophers’ 2022-23 basketball season. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter PG: Ta’Lon Cooper Projected season stats: 9.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 4.9 APG Projected playing time: 34.1 MPG Morehead […] READ MORE




Through Historic Roster Turnover, Ben Johnson is Building Stability with Versatility

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Charlie Neuenschwander grew up a huge fan of the Gophers, attending countless games at The Barn with his family. Charlie is a rising junior at USC while maintaining his Gopher fanaticism in Southern California. At USC, Charlie is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and hopes to work in sports analytics, a fast-growing industry. While Ben […] READ MORE


Dartmouth transfer Taurus Samuels commits to Gophers

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May 9, 2021: Dartmouth grad-transfer guard Taurus Samuels committed to the Gophers Monday, adding to a strong 2022-23 roster. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter   Gophers head coach Ben Johnson continues to craft his first full roster as a head coach, this time adding Dartmouth grad-transfer Taurus Samuels to the fold. Samuels, a 6-foot-1 […] READ MORE


White Bear Lake Junior Jack Janicki Talks Recruiting – “I’m looking to make a decision long before school starts, like end of July.”

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Jack Janicki, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound junior guard from White Bear Lake (MN) High, is ranked as the number three player in the state in the Class of 2023. He had a big junior campaign and is hoping that a strong spring and summer with the D1 Minnesota AAU 17-and-under program will increase his scholarship offers […] READ MORE


New Gopher PG Ta’Lon Cooper Talks About His Decision – “Coach Johnson and the whole staff, they recruited me the hardest out of any school that recruited me.”

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Ta’Lon Cooper, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound third year sophomore guard from Morehead State, announced Wednesday that he was transferring to Minnesota. He could have two years of eligibility for the Gophers.   Cooper averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game and was named to the 10-man first team All-Ohio Valley Conference this season. […] READ MORE


Gophers add Morehead St. transfer PG Ta’lon Cooper from transfer portal

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April 20, 2021: After three seasons at Morehead State, PG Ta’lon Cooper announced that he will be transferring to Minnesota via his IG live Wednesday afternoon. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter Two days since the commitment of Dawson Garcia, Ben Johnson and the Gophers staff has stayed busy in the transfer portal, adding Morehead State […] READ MORE


Totino’s Tommy Humphries Hopes Strong Spring Will Mean More College Looks

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Tommy Humphries, a 6-foot-4 junior wing from Fridley (MN) Totino-Grace helped lead the Eagles to a state title last month and is hoping that a strong spring and summer with D1 Minnesota will impact his college recruitment.   Humphries averaged 10.4 points per game this season as the Eagles finished 26-6 and won their first […] READ MORE