Found February 27, 2013 on
In The Neutral Zone:
The Minnesota Golden Gophers made a big statement to the college basketball world, as they defeated the #1 Indiana Hoosiers by a final score of 77-73. This game marked the seventh time the No. 1 team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost this season. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers in both scoring and rebounding [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana was starting to settle in again at No. 1 after weeks of shuffling at the top of the national rankings in this wildly unpredictable season of college basketball.
Trevor Mbakwe and Minnesota stepped forward, flexed their muscles and did their best to push the Hoosiers out.
Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Gophers take down top-ranked Indiana...
Normally in our game previews we break down the keys statistics, key match-ups, and the players most likely to decide the outcome of the game. None of that seems necessary when number one Indiana comes to The Barn on Tuesday night. Indiana is just better that the Gophers. The players are better. The coaching is better. The team is better. Indiana should win, and rather handily....
MINNEAPOLIS Indiana boasts two NBA lottery picks on its roster in Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, either of whom could wind up as the Big Ten Player of the Year. But on Tuesday night at Williams Arena, University of Minnesota senior Trevor Mbakwe was the best player on the court.
Mbakwe dominated Zeller on both offense and defense and outshone Oladipo. Thanks to perhaps the best...
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...
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...
Some nights, you’re just off.
On Tuesday night, the nation’s most prolific offense just couldn’t find the rhythm and consistency that we’re all used to seeing. I kept waiting for the Hoosiers to get hot, but it just never happened.
Trevor Mbakwe dunks over Yogi Ferrell during Minnesota’s 77-73 win over Indiana on Feb. 26. (Chris Howell | Herald Times)
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. This is what it looks like when a struggling Minnesota team that's been a colossal flop since January, when it peaked as ninth in the country, beats the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time since 1989 and punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament:
The security guards began to line up at the student section, trying to stop the inevitable court-storming...
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The end is near, we have this weekend and next
and then the WCHA regular season comes to an end. This friday starts a new month, March, or for some teams the playoff run month.
1. St. Cloud St……………16...