Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 10/17/11
The next feature in our Around the Big Ten preview series of Q&As, Jonathan Foster from FromTheBarn stops by to discuss Minnesota’s team this season. Previously: Penn State The Gophers lost 10 of their final 11 games last season despite a promising non-conference start. What are the expectations for this season in Minneapolis? With so many new faces on the team, the only real expectation is to not lose 10 of the final 11 games. The Big Ten should have something of a down year, with the departure of so many of last year’s best players, so finishing in the top half of the Big Ten is a goal. But no one would be shocked if the Gophers slide off the bubble into the NIT. But hey, that is better than last year, and better than most other teams in this town in the last year. Breakdown the departures and additions for Minnesota this season. Which freshmen are expected to make an impact? The starting back court of Al Nolen and Blake Hoffarber graduated. Colton Iverson transferred to Co...
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