Found February 26, 2013 on
The Assembly Call:
In the hectic world of college basketball, a lot can happen in six weeks. Heck, the way this season has been going, a lot can happen in just one week.
It seems far longer ago than that, but back on January 12th, the 8th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers were battling Indiana in what was billed as an early season matchup between two top 10 teams.
Enjoying their highest ranking in nearly 16 years, the then 15-1 Gophers were in the early conversation as one of the Big Ten’s elite. On an eleven game win streak that included wins against then 12th-ranked Illinois and #18 Michigan State, the Gophers were seemingly ready for the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall.
Until they weren’t.
A lifeless Minnesota team found themselves down 23 points at halftime after allowing the Hoosiers to put up 52 first half points.
But give them credit for The Most Amazing Comeback That Almost Was.
With Indiana leading 77-62 with 4:37 to go, the Golden Gophers went on an stunning rally to pull within three. It was 84-81...
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MINNEAPOLIS Less than 24 hours after the Gophers men's basketball team knocked off top-ranked Indiana, the University of Minnesota campus was still abuzz in the excitement of Tuesday night's victory. So much so that Gophers coach Tubby Smith called an impromptu meeting with the media to further dissect his team's upset over the Hoosiers.Perhaps the biggest takeaway:...
MINNEAPOLIS – After a tumultuous month of February that saw the Gophers stumble to a dismal 2-6 record, Tuesday night was nothing short of redemption. With a physical brand of basketball, Minnesota dominated down low, beating No. 1 Indiana by a score of 77-73 causing thousands of rabid fans to storm the court at Williams Arena.
When the Minnesota Gophers did the unexpected and took down the No. 1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers, students and fans stormed the court in celebration.
Thanks to the power of camera phones and YouTube user mntwinsfreak89, we now have a firsthand look at what it was like to storm the court with the Gophers fans. This a pretty awesome video that takes you right in the middle of the action...
Each week, I participate in a WCHA Web Media Poll that is put on by the Tech Hockey Guide with 11 other people that represent both the print media as well as the hockey blogosphere.
This week, there is a new number one team, in the WCHA Web Media Poll. The Minnesota Gophers received eight first place votes and vaulted to first place. Coming in second was the Saint Cloud...