Found March 23, 2013 on From The Barn:
A truly rewarding journey isn't easy. There are wrong turns, detours, and delays. The college basketball season is 30 games long, and the Golden Gophers got lost along the way, and more than once looked like they wanted to give up and go home. Instead, they'll be playing to go to the teams first Sweet 16 (that counts) since 1989. In basketball as in life, without negatives there can be no positives.

Is one tourney win enough to save Smith's job?

A season filled with so much potential fell short of the Sweet Sixteen for the University of Minnesota men's basketball team. The Gophers, once the No. 8 team in the country, bowed out of the NCAA tournament on Sunday after a 78-64 loss to No. 3 seed Florida. So ends what has been a rollercoaster ride for coach Tubby Smith and his Gophers this season. There were many highs along...

Shabazz Muhammad lied about his age, so TruTV gave him an asterisk (Picture)

Shabazz Muhammad was exposed Friday for having lied about his age to appear younger and thus more desirable as an NBA prospect. Muhammad was born on Nov. 13, 1992, but his birthday in UCLA’s media guide listed him as born in 1993. That makes him 20 and not 19 as has been stated. When Muhammad was introduced by TruTV Friday during UCLA’s NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota...

Gophers crush UCLA by 20 in opener

Andre Hollins scored 28 points and Minnesota rolled past punchless UCLA 83-63 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament, a game that could be Bruins freshman Shabazz Muhammad's last in college and coach Ben Howland's final one leading the program. Austin Hollins scored 16 for the 11th-seeded Gophers (21-12), who advanced to Sunday's third round against...

Gophers picked ideal time for a top showing

Vegas pegged the Gophers as three-point favorites over UCLA on Friday. Perhaps the oddsmakers should have upped the ante. Many jumped on the Minnesota bandwagon for the Gophers' first game of the NCAA tournament. The Bruins were without their second-leading scorer and lacked depth. While the Gophers limped into the tournament as an 11 seed, they were still favored to win Friday...

LA Times: Shabazz Muhammad’s Father May Have Lied About His Son’s Age

The LA Times has published a report this morning, claiming that the father of UCLA star freshman Shabazz Muhammad may have been lying about his son’s age. The publication says that Ron Holmes, Muhammad’s father, lied about his son’s age, saying he was born in 1993 – while his birth certificate on file with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shows he was actually...

Shabazz Muhammad Answers Questions About Birth Certificate

Shabazz Muhammad has come under much scrutiny since his arrival at UCLA last summer.

Howland's future at UCLA in doubt after 83-63 rout

Ben Howland brought his UCLA team to the NCAA tournament with a target on his back that only got bigger after an uninspired 20-point loss that sent the Bruins packing - once again - with an early-round exit. By the time he gets back to Los Angeles, the howling for his job just might reach a fever pitch. Andre Hollins scored 28 points and Minnesota rolled past punchless UCLA 83...

DEVELOPING: Howland Fired By UCLA...???

FOSG Gil Tyree is reporting that UCLA has wasted no time(one year later than expected) in firing head men's coach Ben Howland... The season, that started with so much promise- and a lot of incoming, highly-touted freshmen- ended with a thud when Minnesota took care of the Bruins in one of those 6-11 games in the first round of the In-Cee-Aay-Aay tournament... The LA Times...

It’s a Bruin Blowout!

I was excited for Friday’s game against UCLA for plenty of reasons. Of course, it was the fact that the Gophers were in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years. They were playing on college basketball’s biggest stage with a chance to redeem a season that fell well short of expectations once [...]

UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad is actually a year older than his father reported

Superstar UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is 20 years old, not the 19 he was reported to be.

Powell Talks Tournament

UCLA guard Norman Powell talks replacing Jordan Adams, what to expect from the Bruins versus Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and more...
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