Originally posted on Down with Goldy  |  Last updated 1/14/13
Well that first half was difficult to watch.  At the very least I was hoping for the Gophers to be competitive against Indiana and keep it close in order to justify their top 10 ranking.  Sort of like if Mississippi or Miami was suddenly ranked in the top 10 I'd be quite skeptical and expect them to not be able to hang with the truly elite teams, I am guessing many felt the same way about the Gophers so the first half was no fun at all. At times it seemed like a different team out there than I was used to seeing - taking bad and contested shots, turning the ball over more than usual, and a complete inability to stop dribble penetration which gave Indiana open shot after open shot.  It was frustrating.  However the more I watched the more I realized the Gophers weren't really playing poorly, Indiana was just playing nearly perfectly.  The poor shot selection was a function of great Hoosier defense, not the Gophers suddenly becoming Illinois, and the majority of the turnovers were In...
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