Found January 10, 2013 on
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So, the Gophers just destroyed the Illinois Fighting Illini. The #12 ranked team in the nation. On the road. By 17 points. Which is on the heels of winning their first two conference games by 13 and then 18 points. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I’m numb. This is what winning at [...]
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Thanks to the athleticism of college basketball players, poster dunks happen almost every night in the real of college hoops.
During last night's Minnesota/Illinois tilt, check out Illinois Brandon Paul who rises up to throw down a nasty dunk on Minnesota Trevor Mbakwe:
Interesting postscript: Paul was called for a charge on the play but somehow the basket still counted...
MINNEAPOLIS Trevor Mbakwe heard the rumors just like everyone else did. After Minnesota's convincing win over No. 12 Illinois on Wednesday, word was going around that Mbakwe broke his hand.
It would have been a devastating blow for Mbakwe and the ninth-ranked Gophers if it were true.
"That was news to me," Mbakwe said Friday of the rumor. "I woke up the next...
Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.
Joseph Bertrand pulled Illinois within at 44-42 on a short jumper with 12:37 left.
But the physical matchup took its...
It is the second weekend in January, and the Golden Gophers, yes, your Golden Gophers, are playing in what might be the game of the year in the Big Ten. Regardless of what happens against the Hoosier, they'll play their second consecutive top ten opponent on Thursday. The Minnesota game against the Indiana Hoosiers will be the first top ten match-up in Assembly Hall in 13 years...
Illinois Brandon Paul is one of the most underrated players in the country and last night he had one of the best dunks of the college basketball season.
Paul had the ball out near the three point line and then he beat his defender off the dribble and headed to the hoop. Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe tried to stop him but Paul went up and dunked on him. Paul was called for the charge...
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers sophomore point guard Andre Hollins has burst onto the college basketball scene this year, and now he's being recognized for it.
Hollins was named as one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given each year to the top point guard in college basketball. The list will be cut down to 10 players by early February, then again to a final five in March...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
All the numbers from Minnesota's 84-67 win over No. 12 Illinois at Assembly Hall. Joe Coleman had a career-high 29 points for Minnesota while Brandon Paul lead Illinois with 21 points.
If you asked college basketball experts before the season about Minnesota, some may have predicted the Gophers would improve. Getting a player like Trevor Mbakwe back can do that for a team. But few would have believed they could be a top 10 team and a legitimate Big Ten title contender, especially this early in the season.
But Indiana coach Tom Crean isn’t surprised that Minnesota...
Riding an 11-game winning streak, Andre Hollins and No. 8 Minnesota come to Bloomington as a legitimate contender for the Big Ten title. Could the Golden Gophers snap IU’s streak of dominance in Assembly Hall? What to Expect » Podcast » (Photo: Associated Press)
You mean I have to write this preview already? It feels like the Illinois game just ended. And man, what a game. The Gophers defense is absolutely ridiculous. I've never seen a team handle their rotations so well, and even Joe Coleman is looking semi-competent on that end. That defense creates so many opportunities to run, whether through turnovers or missed shots,...
Illinois’ Brandon Paul is having himself a tremendous season. Paul is second in the Big Ten in scoring behind Deshaun Thomas, and has the Fighting illini off to a 14-3 start.Although Illinois wasn’t able to get past No.8 Minnesota on Wednesday night(67-84), Paul showed why he is a flyer early in the game, dunking all over Trevor Mbakwe. Paul, however, was called for the offensive foul.
Minnesota sophomore guard Andre Hollins has been named a Bob Cousy Award finalist, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today. The award, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, is given annually to the nation’s top men’s basketball point guard.
On Saturday at 12:00 ET, the fifth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (14-1, 2-0 B10) will host the eighth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-1, 3-0 B10) on the Big Ten Network.
As always, Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Minnesota Gameday Info
Date: Saturday, January 12th
Time: 12:00 ET, 11:00 CT
To breakdown the showdown with the Gophers, Podcast on the Brink is joined by Inside The Hall’s Alex Bozich and Justin Albers this week.
With Greg Rosenstein packing up his RGIII jerseys and moving to Connecticut, host Matt Dollinger anchors the podcast and talks to Bozich and Albers about the challenges No. 8 Minnesota will present and the likelihood of No. 5 Indiana pulling out...