Original thoughts later, I promise. Until then:
On a night when not much defense was expected during the BCS Championship game, there was plenty on display in Iowa City. Well, it was either that or horrible offense. Let’s pretend it was the former.
Despite playing the worst game in Gopher history (including the Monson years) our beloved Gophers managed to escape…
He shrieked like I never thought a 6’8″ monster could.
“I saw 3 seconds left, and took one more dribble,” said Kelly, whose 45-footer hit the backboard and then the rim, but not the net.
It might be time to stop blaming anyone — fans, team or promotions people — for the lower attendance at Hawkeyes basketball games and just face the fact that the game isn’t what it used to be here and nationwide.
“Tough time shooting the ball, but any time you can get a win on the road in this league, it’s a good win.”
The Golden Gophers (14-1, 2-1 Big Ten) shot just 33.9 percent from the field and nearly let the game slip away in the closing seconds.
Minnesota’s point total was its lowest in a conference win since a 49-48 triumph at Wisconsin in 1992, and the victory definitely was character-building.
Iowa hit just one of its first nine shots after the break and used a pair of field goals in the final 20 seconds to finish with five for the half.