Pitino talks Gophers’ opener Wednesday vs. Green Bay

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The Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team won’t have L.A. Clipper Daniel Oturu back when it opens Wednesday at 6 p.m. vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Barrn.

However, the team will have junior guard Marcus Carr leading the way, along with Eric Curry, who’s battled back from two knee surgeries. Curry will serve as a reserve, with the starting lineup expected to be Carr, Gabe Kalscheur, Both Gach, Brandon Johnson, and Liam Robbins.

Curry has put a lot of time in to get ready for his redshirt senior season.

"Eric Curry looked good. We’re going to have to monitor his practice as much as we can to be able to play in those games, but it’s great to see him out there. He looks good. I’m personally happy for him to be able to get back on the court," said Gophers head coach Richard Pitino.

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Pitino and the Gophers played a scrimmage over the weekend in an empty Williams Arena. That’s the way it’ll be for the foreseeable future.

"It was good to play in front of no fans, so to speak, to feel that. You can’t underestimate how weird that’s going to be like for everybody. When you play sports in a pandemic, it’s challenging. Everybody’s dealing with challenges, everybody in the whole world. When you hit pause you can feel it in a basketball program. We’ve just got to keep moving day by day," Pitino added.