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Minnesota Golden Gophers

Good wins: Butler (neutral), vs. Ohio State Bad losses: Portland (neutral), at Miami (Fla.), at Indiana, vs. Michigan Strengths Guard play: The backcourt for the Gophers poses matchup problems for any team in the country. Lawrence Westbrook leads the Gophers in scoring, averaging 13 points and two assists per game. Blake Hoffarber, the Gopher’s starting… more »

Big Ten’s Pre-Christmas Breakdown

You want a laugh, find a copy of Bill Cosby’s “Himself” DVD. You want a chuckle, look at this season’s preseason prognostications, one month later. Before Kentucky’s Billy Gillispie came out for Kentucky’s Midnight Madness and tried to secure a dozen letters of intent from 8th graders in the crowd and before Tom Izzo turned… more »

Big Ten Tournament Preview

Regardless of what happens in Indianapolis at this week’s Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin all are dancing. One team – Ohio State – still has realistic dreams of a landing on the right side of the Selection Sunday bubble. That makes this year’s Big Ten Tournament a little mundane, but there are… more »

What is up with Minnesota?

The calendar only just turned to 2008, but take a guess at which team is No. 3 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin? Nope. Illinois? Try again. Purdue? This might take all night. Believe it or not, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are a step behind the Spartans and Hoosiers in the Big Ten rankings. The 8-1… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

Minnesota Preview

2006-2007 Record: 9-22 (3-13 Big 10, 9th) Postseason Games: 3/8/2007 Michigan Big Ten Tournament L 49-40 Returning Statistical Leaders: 14.9 ppg – Lawrence McKenzie 6.0 rpg – Dan Coleman 2.8 apg – Lawrence McKenzie Starting Lineup: Key Stat: C Spencer Tollackson 6’9 Sr. FG% dropped 9.1% last season PF Dan Coleman 6’9 Sr. 77.4 FT%… more »

Minnesota at Florida State

Minnesota (3-0) has a rather soft early-season schedule other than this matchup with Florida State, and the Golden Gophers are undefeated through three games. To their credit, however, they did go on the road to Iowa State in their most difficult of the first three games and the Gophers came away with the victory. We’ll… more »

2007 Coaching Carousel Starts Spinning

Smith out at KentuckyAt the end of the day Rick Pitino was right, sort of. In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike during Championship Week, the Louisville head coach gave his opinion on Kentucky’s coaching situation. “If Kentucky fires Tubby Smith, their program will regress for the next 15 years,” Pitino said. Dick Vitale… more »

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