Athletic departments typically are rushing through the offseason to complete their college basketball schedules for the next season. Minnesota is one step closer, after reportedly joining a multi-team event scheduled to be played in Asheville, North Carolina.

Marcus Fuller of the Star Tribune reported on Tuesday morning that the Gophers are expected to be one of four teams participating in a multi-team event in Asheville during the 2021-22 season. The event is expected to be played early in the season, Nov. 12-14.

The other three teams reportedly playing will be South Carolina, Western Kentucky and George Mason. There has been no official announcement at this time.

Minnesota finished the 2020-21 season with a 14-15 record, the second-straight year with a losing mark. The Gophers made a change at head coach following the conclusion of the campaign, terminating Richard Pitino and bringing in former player and assistant coach Ben Johnson.

The Gophers last reached the NCAA Tournament during the 2018-19 season.