Found January 12, 2013 on
From The Barn:
There is a reason why the Golden Gophers have never beaten a top five team on the road, and it isn't just a lack of quality Gopher basketball teams. Top five teams, by definition are really, really good. It can take a perfect performance to beat an elite team on the road, and even a perfect performance is sometimes not enough. Instead of achieving their own perfection in the first half, the Gophers were steamrolled by the Indiana Hoosiers, who put together one of the better halves of college in the last decade.
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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...
On Friday afternoon, Tom Crean talked about the challenge his team was going to face against a physically-imposing Minnesota team. The Hoosiers have seen tough, physical teams before, but the Gophers were on another level than Indiana’s other opponents thus far.
In the first half, though, No. 5 Indiana had few problems. The Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0) beat No. 8 Minnesota at its own game...
Jordan Hulls (19 points, four rebounds), Victor Oladipo (2o points, six rebounds, three steals), Cody Zeller (18 points, six rebounds, three blocks) and Yogi Ferrell (13 points, eight assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 88-81 win over Minnesota on Saturday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media players below:
It was pretty for one half and ugly for a good part of the other, but the No. 5 Hoosiers withstood a rally from No. 8 Minnesota on Saturday afternoon to prevail 88-81 and moved to 15-1 and 3-0 in the Big Ten.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s sixth straight win:
· Indiana’s first half was their best of the season: 52 points against one of the nation’s top 15 defenses...
Indiana roared to a 52-29 halftime lead today over #8 Minnesota, scoring at a ridiculous 1.60 point per possession clip. It was, quite simply, one of the best halves of basketball any team in America has played this year.
But to Minnesota’s credit, the Golden Gopher kids fought back, and Indiana helped them out with turnovers and missed free throws. Thus, what looked like a blowout...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota’s late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.
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)