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In the run-up to Selection Sunday, there is no shortage of what teams will make the NCAA tournament and how they will be seeded. The discussion of which teams will make the tournament isn't pointless. Obviously bubble teams and their fans care a great amount about their tournament chances, and making the tournament is a prerequisite to winning a national championship. Seeding, on the other hand, doesn't matter. For all the talk of the number one overall seed and which teams received a good or bad seed, more discussion should surround match-ups and location. Playing a virtual home or road game does more to determine the outcome of a game than wearing a home or road jersey, the only thing seeding actually does determine. Even more important than game location is the actual teams that are playing, is how they match-up.
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It wasn’t smoothest path or the prettiest product, but the Gophers are back in the NCAA tournament for the first time in three seasons. Their first round opponent will be UCLA, the 7th seed out of the PAC12. The Golden Gophers picked up an 11 seed. At first glance, this is a as good as [...]
Jordan Adams will require surgery to repair his broken foot.
Adams was injured on the last play of UCLAs 66-64 victory over Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals Friday, ending his season. He will have a pin inserted to help heal the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
A time frame for Adams return wont be known until after the surgery.
Adams is the Bruins second-leading...
MINNEAPOLIS Trevor Mbakwe has NCAA tournament experience a whole minute of it. The same goes for fellow Gophers senior Rodney Williams, who was on the court for less than 60 seconds of Minnesota's game against Xavier in 2010.
Those two combined minutes make up the entirety of the Gophers' NCAA tournament experience as they head into Friday's matchup with UCLA in the...
UCLA Bruins coach Ben Howland literally loses it, tossing his jacket into the crowd after a foul was called on Shabazz Muhammad.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer The Minnesota Golden Gophers were ranked as high eighth in the country, and then they weren't ranked at all. They beat No. 1 Indiana, and then they lost to Nebraska.
They backed into the NCAA tournament as a No. 11 seed, and will face a banged-up UCLA team on Friday.
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Star freshman Shabazz Muhammad talks about UCLA being slighted in its seeding for the NCAA Tournament...
The new starting guard Norman Powell talked about his role in the NCAA Tournament for the Bruins now that Jordan Adams is out...