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Rodney Williams Jr. gets chance in tournament

AUSTIN, Texas When Minnesota coach Tubby Smith recruited Rodney Williams Jr. out of Minneapolis, Minn., he couldn't truly sell the highly touted forward on the state of Minnesota basketball at that moment. Sure, the Golden Gophers had just made the NCAA Tournament, their first berth in several years. But they hadn't won a game in the Big Dance since 1997, and hadn't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

How good is Minnesota Basketball?

  The Minnesota Golden Gophers are currently 12-1 this season and are tied with Illinois for the second best record in the Big Ten Conference. They have proven that they are a good basketball team, but the real question is how good is Minnesota Basketball this season? The Minnesota Golden Gophers are probably the most underrated team in the Big Ten.  They are currently ranked 11th...
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Senior Rodney Williams Jr. Humblebrags After 360 Dunk

In the likely case you weren’t watching the Minnesota vs. North Dakota State game last night, we’ve got you covered. Minnesota senior forward Rodney Williams Jr. threw down a ridiculous 360 dunk. The crowd went nuts, Golden Gophers fans were pumped and YouTube viewers paid respect to one of the better dunks of the young college basketball season. As for Williams, he didn’t...
Via Busted Coverage
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rodney Williams Jr. of Minnesota With 360 Dunk - SportsCenter Top Play (Video)

Rodney Williams Jr. had a big night last night dropping 19 points in the Minnesota Golden Gophers 70-57 win over North Dakota State.  Rodney got recognized as the SportsCenter top play with his 360 dunk on the fast break in the video below. The victory moved Minnesota to 11-1, and they sit in the 4th spot in the Big 10 standings. Check out our Home Page for more stories...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rodney Williams’s monster put back dunk

The best dunker in college basketball is clearly Minnesota’s Rodney Williams. That was on display last night in Minnesota’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against Florida State. Off a Minnesota three pointer, Williams grab the rebound out of midair and through down a monster put back game. He is such a freak athlete. You will see him in future NBA dunk contests. Watch out for the...
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012-2013 player previews: The seniors

The Golden Gophers have a stacked senior class with four seniors. However, as a sure sign of the turmoil that has gripped the basketball program in recent years, only one, Rodney Williams, has played for the team his entire career.  On paper, last year’s team had a fair amount of seniority with two seniors and [...]
Via From The Barn
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers Rodney Williams: most overrated NBA Draft prospect ever?

Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams is a bonafide NBA draft prospect. Not so much this year, but for 2013 (where we have him projected as a mid-2nd rounder), and I can’t for the life of me understand why. (But I’m a NFL draftnik, not an NBA draftnik) When fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives this week, the 6-7, 205 junior forward from Minneapolis just disappeared...
Via The Sports Bank
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers players happy with Williams Arena

MINNEAPOLIS For the lucky or perhaps unlucky fan who sits in Section 103, row 29, seat 1 at Williams Arena, the view is a bit obstructed. From the vantage point of that bleacher seat, only half of the Golden Gophers' basketball court is visible. A staircase blocks the right side of the floor, meaning only the hoop on the far end of the court can be seen. This isn't the...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' tournament chances take a big blow

MINNEAPOLIS Moral victories don't get college basketball teams into the NCAA Tournament. Come March, the thought of "what if" doesn't do schools any good. Yet that's where the Minnesota Golden Gophers stand after yet another home loss that had them wondering what could have been. On Tuesday, the Gophers fell to No. 6 Ohio State by a 78-68 final. The Buckeyes...
Via Fox Sports North
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota 58, Virginia Tech 55

Rodney Williams had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks while filling in at power forward for injured star Trevor Mbakwe, lifting Minnesota to a 58-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Julian Welch scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 18.9 seconds to go that gave the Golden Gophers the lead for good. Elliott Eliason added...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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