1. Gophers Basketball Team Increasingly Looking Outside U.S. for Talent

    Fran Fraschilla has not seen Gophers recruit Gaston Diedhiou play in person. But the ESPN basketball analyst and former college coach is an authority on international players -- and he's heard the 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward from Senegal "has raw ability.

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  2. Video Coordinator Casey Stanley to Become Wilmington Assistant

    Gophers video coordinator Casey Stanley is expected to be named an assistant on North Carolina-Wilmington coach Kevin Keatts' staff, according to multiple sources.....

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  3. Minnesota Hoping Men's Basketball Recruiting Heats Up Soon

    Rarely do programs experience a flurry of new recruits in the spring, but that's just what Minnesota is hoping for this season.....

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  4. Pitino: Gophers Need to Prepare for 'Higher Expectations' Next Season

    Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino had a hard time during his first season fielding the question of whether his team was living up to his expectations.....

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  5. Report: Wally Ellenson to Transfer from the Gophers

    In February, the Gophers announced that Wally Ellenson had decided to leave the basketball program to focus on track and field at the 'U'...

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  6. Minnesota Picks Up International Commit

    Coming off their NIT championship, Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino is already seeing rewards on the recruiting trail, picking up his fourth commitment for his 2014 class. Senegalese F/C Gaston Diedhiou is primed to sign his letter of intent next week.

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  7. Josh Martin on Target Djuan Piper and Competing with Joey King at PF

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  8. Gophers basketball: Key addition, so far, is a Squirrel

    Gophers coach Richard Pitino wants everyone to remember the name "Squirrel," and he's quick to correct anyone who doesn't call Carlos Morris by his nickname.....

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  9. Richard Pitino Not Moving This Offseason but Has Plenty of Work to Do

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  10. New Coach Marlene Stollings Will Bring a High-Energy Offense

    At Virginia Commonwealth, Marlene Stollings had a name for the brand of basketball she will be bringing as the Gophers' women's basketball coach.....

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  11. Richard Pitino's First Season with Minnesota Gophers a Success

    As Richard Pitino coached his Minnesota Golden Gophers to an NIT championship on Thursday, the TV cameras seemed to find his famous father, Rick, just as often as they focused on the son...

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  12. Gophers Hope NIT Championship Leads to NCAA Tournament

    Richard Pitino's first season as University of Minnesota basketball coach was supposed to be about showing improvement and establishing his style and an identity.....

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  13. Mathieu Won't Use the NIT Title for Offseason Motivation

    DeAndre Mathieu didn't care what tournament the Gophers were playing in on Thursday night; they were champions.....

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  14. Richard Pitino Makes a Name for Himself at Minnesota

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  15. Richard Pitino Draws Support from Coaching Father, Others

    Rick Pitino 's second year as a college head coach ended in the second round of the NIT when he was at Boston University in 1980.....

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  16. Rick Pitino Enjoys Watching His Son, Richard, Cut Down a Piece of the Net

    #Gophers coach Richard Pitino says he tried to ignore his dad yelling from behind the bench vs. Florida State. .....

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  17. SMU vs. Minnesota: Gophers' NIT Title Proves Big Ten Is Nation's Best Conference

    The Minnesota Golden Gophers proved on Thursday night that the Big Ten, not the Big 12, is the nation's best conference this season...

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  18. Elliott Eliason Questionable for NIT Final

    Elliott Eliason's availability for the NIT championship Thursday night is still uncertain after his limited participation in Wednesday's practice, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday...

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  19. Minnesota Needs Aggressive Andre Hollins in Title Game vs. SMU

    As of yesterday, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino still wasn't sure if he would have center Elliott Eliason (ankle) available vs. SMU in tonight's NIT championship.....

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  20. Gophers Search for Redemption in Final

    The Gophers are back in the National Invitation Tournament final for the second time in three years. Minnesota's first appearance didn't go so hot.....

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  21. Pitino's NIT Run Shows Potential

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino said earlier this week that his Cardinals will open next season against "a Minnesota team that has every player back — should be top five in the country...

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  22. Video: Richard Pitino Gives Passionate Speech to Golden Gophers

    We're sure that Louisville's Rick Pitino would still like to be coaching at this year's Final Four. But watching his son Richard, coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, navigate his way to the NIT championship game is surely a nice consolation prize...

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  23. Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 in OT at NIT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game...

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  24. SMU, Minnesota to Meet in the NIT Championship Game on Thursday

    SMU 65, Clemson 59: The Mustangs trailed by a dozen, 38-26 at halftime, though the energy picked up for Larry Brown's team, as they held the Tigers to only 21 second half points...

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  25. Hollins Takes Court One Last Time

    It was the beginning of February, and the Gophers had just lost 55-54 to Northwestern at home — their second consecutive loss to a team they should have beaten.....

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