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Tweet Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul has emerged as one of the best players in the country for an up-start Fighting Illini squad. He’s averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, has stepped up and performed at a high-level in key games and has earned his fair share of highlights this season. On Wednesday [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
Conference season is reality in college basketball, and during conference games on the road, things get very, very real. With road trip to the Assembly Halls of Illinois and Indiana, the Golden Gophers face what could be a season defining road trip. If they lose both, those finally suppressed doubts could seep back in. If they split the two games, the Gophers would likely maintain...
After starting 12-0 the Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-3 in their last 5. And one of those wins was rather ugly. A big reason for their recent struggles is the ramped up level of competition as Big Ten play has begun. But it’s also they fact the team lives and dies by the three, and no one was more so than senior guard D.J. Richardson. Of all his field goal attempts on the season...
Illinois’ Brandon Paul is having himself a tremendous season. Paul is second in the Big Ten in scoring behind Deshaun Thomas, and has the Fighting illini off to a 14-3 start.Although Illinois wasn’t able to get past No.8 Minnesota on Wednesday night(67-84), Paul showed why he is a flyer early in the game, dunking all over Trevor Mbakwe. Paul, however, was called for the offensive foul.
So, the Gophers just destroyed the Illinois Fighting Illini. The #12 ranked team in the nation. On the road. By 17 points. Which is on the heels of winning their first two conference games by 13 and then 18 points. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I’m numb. This is what winning at [...]
GOLDEN GOPHER, ILLINI-ED?
Join GopherDigest to chat live about Minnesota's conference test against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.
Minnesota has already proven to be of one of the Big Ten's better teams. The Golden Gophers' next three games should show if they're truly ready to compete for their first league title in 16 years.
No. 8 Minnesota will begin as tough a three-game slate as the conference has to offer on Wednesday night when it visits No. 12 Illinois.
The Gophers (14-1, 2-0) are seeking...