Found November 24, 2013 on From The Barn:
The opening round of the Maui Invitational kicks off on Monday, and the Gophers will square off against Syracuse, a team with national title aspirations. While the game will be the toughest challenge the Gophers have faced this season by far, it’s also a great opportunity to see how they do against a really, really […]

Gophers fall short in Maui Invitational opener

In a game that had been circled on the calendar since summer, the Gophers took on the Syracuse Orange in the opening round of the Maui Invitational for their first game against a major conference opponent. And in a contest that pitted them against a top-10 team in the nation, Minnesota was thrown into the […]

Oto Osenieks thriving in Gophers new uptempo style

When players from the Gophers men's basketball team talkedat their media day last month, many referred to this era under first-year coachRichard Pitino as a new start.That's certainly been true for redshirt junior Oto Osenieks,who has flourished so far with a new coach.A 6-foot-8 forward who originally hails from Latvia,Osenieks' first two seasons in a Gophers uniform...

Video: Syracuse’s C.J. Fair Throws Down Monster Slam, Gets Face Slashed In The Process

Syracuse senior forward C.J. Fair is used to some physical play down inside the paint, but this may be a little overboard. As Fair was throwing down a monster slam Monday night against Minnesota at the Maui Invitational, his faced was slashed, causing blood to splatter everywhere. Somehow, it wasn’t called a foul either. Fair, after being cleaned up, was able to return to the...

The 2013 Maui Invitational bracket

The (real) Maui Invitational kicks off today. Here’s the bracket if you’d like to follow along. My biggest fear is having to face Chaminade in the tournament — they’re a D-II team, would do nothing for Minnesota’s RPI and could represent an opportunity for an awful loss. Better to just avoid them. Luckily we’re basically […]

Hoops Preview: Gophers vs. Syracuse

The beginning of the season, and the Richard Pitino Era, couldn't have gotten off to a much better start with the Gophers sitting at 5-0.  They've beaten up the cupcakes, survived a tough road game against a decent opponent, and proved good enough to battle a better than expected Coastal Carolina game and come out with a victory.  Now things get really interested, before...
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