JULIAN WELCH NEWS

Gophers senior Welch playing with urgency

MINNEAPOLIS Julian Welch didn't contribute at all to Minnesota's upset over No. 1 Indiana last week. The senior guard didn't even have the opportunity, as he spent the entire game on the bench for the first time all season. One game after the Gophers stunned the Hoosiers at Williams Arena, Welch was in Minnesota's starting lineup. It was done by Tubby Smith to have...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers senior Welch playing with urgency

MINNEAPOLIS Julian Welch didn't contribute at all to Minnesota's upset over No. 1 Indiana last week. The senior guard didn't even have the opportunity, as he spent the entire game on the bench for the first time all season. One game after the Gophers stunned the Hoosiers at Williams Arena, Welch was in Minnesota's starting lineup. It was done by Tubby Smith to have...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers return to dominance (and SportsCenter) in win over Penn State

Fresh off a thrilling, court-storm-inducing victory over Indiana, the Gophers kept up the intensity and cemented their status as a tournament team with a 29-point drubbing of Penn State. On a day where Tubby started all seniors on Senior Day, Minnesota dismantled the Nittany Lions in all aspects of the game. With a significant size, [...]
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota's seniors go out in style in rout

MINNEAPOLIS The chants rang from the Williams Arena student section on Saturday, directed at the Gophers' most integral seniors. First, Minnesota's students chanted "One more year!" at forward Trevor Mbakwe, a sixth-year senior who has gone through plenty during his time on campus. As Mbakwe left the court with 3:41 to play, he was met by a standing ovation before...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota's seniors go out in style in rout

MINNEAPOLIS The chants rang from the Williams Arena student section on Saturday, directed at the Gophers' most integral seniors. First, Minnesota's students chanted "One more year!" at forward Trevor Mbakwe, a sixth-year senior who has gone through plenty during his time on campus. As Mbakwe left the court with 3:41 to play, he was met by a standing ovation before...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota 73, Penn St. 44

Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to a 73-44 victory on Saturday. Julian Welch had 10 points and seven assists and Rodney Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten), who didn't let the Nittany Lions spoil their Senior Day and capped a big...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota blows out visiting Penn State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to a 73-44 victory on Saturday. Julian Welch had 10 points and seven assists and Rodney Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten), who didn't let the Nittany Lions spoil their Senior...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers end home slate against Penn State on (super) Senior Day.

All good things must come to an end, and hopefully on Saturday, that includes the home careers of Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams, Julian Welch, and Andre Ingram. We don't want to see them go. Rodney Williams soaring through air and Trevor Mbakwe's chest pounding dunks will be sorely missed. But if we do see them play another game in venerable Williams Arena, it means something...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers have new confidence as Iowa arrives

MINNEAPOLIS Tuesday's win against Nebraska was just what the Gophers men's basketball team needed after enduring a rough stretch in Big Ten play. Minnesota ended a four-game skid and regained a bit of confidence against a struggling Cornhuskers team with its convincing 84-65 win. That win also served as a shot in the arm for senior Rodney Williams, who had been virtually...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers have new confidence as Iowa arrives

MINNEAPOLIS Tuesday's win against Nebraska was just what the Gophers men's basketball team needed after enduring a rough stretch in Big Ten play. Minnesota ended a four-game skid and regained a bit of confidence against a struggling Cornhuskers team with its convincing 84-65 win. That win also served as a shot in the arm for senior Rodney Williams, who had been virtually...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams answers the bell against Nebraska

MINNEAPOLIS As badly as the Gophers needed a game like this, so too did Rodney Williams. Minnesota's senior forward had been non-existent in his team's last two losses. He scored just two points on Saturday against Wisconsin and missed what would have been a game-tying free throw with one second left in the game. Coach Tubby Smith said Monday that Williams' struggles...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams answers the bell against Nebraska

MINNEAPOLIS As badly as the Gophers needed a game like this, so too did Rodney Williams. Minnesota's senior forward had been non-existent in his team's last two losses. He scored just two points on Saturday against Wisconsin and missed what would have been a game-tying free throw with one second left in the game. Coach Tubby Smith said Monday that Williams' struggles...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith leaning on starters in Big Ten

Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy. He would run groups of five players in and out, playing his starters almost the same amount of minutes as his bench players. Now that he has a talented, versatile starting group that believes it can play with any team in the nation,...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tubby leaning heavy on starters in Big Ten play

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy. He would run groups of five players in and out, playing his starters almost the same amount of minutes as his bench players. It's a whole new...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers- #4 Big Ten college basketball power rankings

Minnesota Coach: Tubby Smith (5 seasons at Minnesota 103-68), Overall 490-213, 21 seasons 2011-12: Record 23-15 overall, 6-12 in Big Ten (9th) Starters Returning (4) Julian Welch, Austin Hollins, Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams Preseason Tournament: Battle of Atlantis Top Non-Conference Games: at Florida State, at USC Transfer Out: Chip Armelin (Southern Mississippi) Sat Out: Trevor...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dare we RANK the Gopher players?

I’m bored, admittedly, and on vacation and in desperate need of college basketball talk. So I decided to embark on a futile effort and rank (quite subjectively, I might add) the current Gopher players. The rankings are based on my perceived importance of the players to the team’s success overall, their performance so far this [...]
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers comfortably beat USC, proving that untelevised west coast games count.

Yes, it turns out. Basketball games on the west coast that are unseen do in fact count. The Golden Gophers beat the mediocre at best USC Trojans in rather convincing fashion. Minnesota is the 2012-2013 champion of maroon and gold. How about that? Normally I'd try to provide some analysis of what happened. Since the closest I came to actually seeing the game was ESPN's game...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota-Southern Cal Preview

Tubby Smith isn't quite ready to admit this Minnesota team is playing the best early season basketball of the six he's coached. His squad, however, is making it increasingly difficult to say otherwise. It's also on the verge of helping Smith achieve a significant milestone. Smith looks to become the 19th active Division I coach to reach 500 victories Saturday night...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC/ Big Ten Challenge Preview and Predictions: Minnesota at Florida State: Iowa at Virginia Tech

It’s once again time for the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge. This event started in 1999 and the ACC won the first 10 challenges but the Big Ten is on a roll winning the last 3 challenges. Check out my previews and predictions of Minnesota at Florida State and Iowa at Virginia Tech. Minnesota Coach: Tubby Smith (5 seasons at Minnesota 103-68), Overall 490-213, 21 seasons 2011-12: Record...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

College Basketball Countdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers- #31

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeye Battlecry asks questions, and we answer

The good folks over at The Buckeye Battlecry, perhaps having realized that their basketball team can play in the post season and their football team can’t, has started their basketball coverage for the season. As part of their season preview, they organized a round table of various blogger types to discuss the upcoming season. You [...]
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers hold off Huskies, head to NIT final

NEW YORK (AP) -- Freshman guard Andre Hollins scored 20 points, including five in overtime, and short-handed Minnesota beat Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT title game. With the shot clock winding down and the Golden Gophers clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, Hollins banked in an off-balance shot to put Minnesota up 68-65. The top-seeded Huskies...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan hoops preview: Minnesota (Big Ten Quarterfinals)

#13 Michigan v. Minnesota Friday, March 9 – 6:30pm EST – BTN – Indianapolis, Ind. 23-8 (13-5) Record 19-13 (6-12) Ferris State 59-33 Towson 64-47 W. Illinois 59-55 #8 Memphis 73-61 UCLA 79-63 Iowa State 79-66 Oakland 90-80 Ark. Pine-Bluff 63-50 Alabama A&M 87-57 Bradley 77-66 Penn State 71-53 Minnesota 61-56 #16 Wisconsin 59-41 Northwestern 66-64 OT #9 Michigan...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

What They’re Saying: 2012 Big Ten Tournament Preview Roundup

The Big Ten Tournament tips off with first round action at 11:30 this morning and we already have you covered with an exhaustive preview of our own. However, there’s no shortage of outside opinions on this year’s tournament so we brought together a collection of previews touching on different teams, storylines and players. Ohio State appears to be the consensus favorite in the...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers could be without Sampson in B10 tournament

Minnesota center Ralph Sampson III could miss the Big Ten tournament because of a knee injury. Coach Tubby Smith said that Sampson ''tweaked'' one of his knees in practice Monday and has not participated the last two days. Smith said he wasn't sure if the senior would be able to play Thursday in the first-round game against Northwestern. If he can't, freshman...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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