Found January 22, 2013 on
From The Barn:
It may be a bit early for such grand pronouncements, but the Golden Gophers Big Ten season has reached a crossroads. We know they can not beat teams ranked #5 on home, road, or neutral floors. We also don't know where the Gophers sit in the Big Ten pecking order. Losing to highly ranked teams is fine if there is consistent effort and the game is close throughout. Unfortunately, the losses to Indiana and Michigan featured minutes long lapses along with insurmountable deficits that could not be overcome. Now after two straight losses, Minnesota hits the road for two games in historically unfriendly venues.
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Northwestern senior guard Reggie Hearn meets with the media, previewing Wednesday's game with Minnesota. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
MINNEAPOLIS After losing two straight games against highly ranked opponents, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have identified a common denominator: too many turnovers.
Minnesota trailed Indiana by 23 at halftime before a second-half surge fell just short. In that game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, the Gophers turned the ball over 17 times. A few days later against No. 5 Michigan...
At Louisville, forward Jared Swopshire was just a role player for a team loaded with talent. On this Northwestern squad, the fifth-year senior must be a leader. In the Wildcats' 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota, they wouldn't have won without Swopshire.
It's not easy for a freshman to make an immediate impact on a new team. Northwestern guard Kale Abrahamson is still learning his role in the starting lineup. While remaining confident, Abrahamson is working through a recent funk, all as he grows as a player.
Northwestern freshman guard Kale Abrahamson meets with the media, previewing Wednesday's game with Minnesota. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead Northwestern to a 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Northwestern sophomore point guard Dave Sobolewski meets with the media, previewing Wednesday's game with Minnesota. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
Coach Tubby Smith didn't find much to celebrate during Minnesota's back-to-back losses to perhaps the Big Ten's two best teams, but his confidence in Austin Hollins never wavered.
Now Smith hopes the junior guard can help his team get back on track.
The 12th-ranked Golden Gophers look to avoid a third consecutive defeat by ending a four-game road losing streak to Northwestern...