Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller covers Gophers men's basketball and college basketball for the Star Tribune. He has 13 years of experience covering Twin Cities college and professional sports. 

Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, he spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Fuller grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.


With extra motivation, Johnson has strong home finale for Gophers

Brandon Johnson had 19 points and 11 rebounds against Rutgers as his parents watched him for the first time at Minnesota.


Gophers end regular season with seventh straight loss, falling to Rutgers in OT

Marcus Carr, who was held to seven points, drove the game to overtime with a late three-pointer. But Rutgers pulled away to close out Minnesota's disappointing regular season.


Will we be watching U's backcourt of the future vs. Rutgers today?

Sophomore Tre' Williams is showing his potential in the backcourt entering the home finale today vs. Rutgers.


Closing a season, and an era? Air of finality forms for Gophers' Pitino, Carr

Saturday could be the Williams Arena farewell for Gophers coach Richard Pitino and talented point guard Marcus Carr.


After battling injuries, U's Curry says he's done playing when season ends

Even though he has another year of eligibility because of the pandemic, Eric Curry says he will be finished playing basketball when the Gophers' season ends.


Gophers' chances dim but Minnesota players, coaches on NCAA bubble

The U may have dashed any drama about getting an NCAA men's basketball tournament bid. But there are Minnesota connections elsewhere living on the tournament bubble.


Pitino not optimistic about Kalscheur's return from broken finger

Gophers junior Gabe Kalscheur's season might be done from a broken finger injury, Richard Pitino said after Wednesday's loss at Penn State


Blowout loss to Penn State ends winless road season for Gophers

Richard Pitino normally wouldn't hesitate to tear into his players for mistakes, but the embattled coach looked sympathetic on the sidelines as the team's slide continued.


How will Carr follow up his 41-point game for the Gophers?

Gophers junior guard Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points in his last game. What will his encore be Wednesday at Penn State.


Pitino says his focus is on strong finish, not job status with Gophers

Although he admitted Tuesday on getting emotional with his players after losing to Nebraska, Richard Pitino also said he hasn't given up on the season at all.