MINNEAPOLIS -- In the blink of an eye, a nine-point deficit all of a sudden became a 10-point lead, then 15. Everything that could go right for Minnesota did go right for the Gophers during an impressive first-half run. In its final non-conference test of the season, Minnesota found itself trailing early to visiting UNC-Wilmington. But thanks to perhaps the Gophers' most impressive...
Minnesota (9-2) took care of Seattle 92-57 and on their way to victory had this incredible highlight…. Check out this reverse alley-oop from @BuggieBoo24! #Gophers #SCTop10 #RaiseTheBarn http://t.co/srGP46GgKI — Minnesota MBB (@GopherMBB) December 20, 2014
The competitive portion of the non-conference Golden Gopher basketball season is over. The Gophers have four weeks and six games to prepare themselves for the Big Ten season. Thanks to wins over Georgia and Wake Forest, the Gophers should still have a reasonable chance to make the NCAA tournament with a 9-9 or 10-8 conference record, if they can improve enough to do so. The next...
A new season means excitement, anticipation and, most of all, uncertainly. Richard Pitino builds on a successful inaugural season as Minnesota’s head coach, with plenty of weapons to help extend the momentum an NIT championship. Things appear to be on the upswing, but with the notable loss of Austin Hollins, a Jekyll and Hyde routine from Elliott Eliason last year, and a ton of...
MINNEAPOLIS -- As Charles Buggs took a seat on the bench late in the first half of Tuesday's win over Iowa, the Gophers fans rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation. Yes, the seldom-used Buggs, the same player who had scored five total points all year, provided a huge offensive spark for Minnesota and elicited a standing ovation from the home crowd. While Buggs didn't play...
With the narrative firmly in place, the Gophers entered Tuesday night’s game against #20 Iowa in a precarious position: win and put themselves in position to score an NCAA Tournament bid or lose and abandon basically all hope of waltzing into the postseason. And for a team that has basically played up or down to […]
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