Archive for '2010-2011'
Posted on 20. Mar, 2011 by zipsofakron.
The nation is engulfed in March Madness, office bandwiths are being used up by CBS video streams and Gus Johnson is ringing through the ears of millions. It’s a great time to be a college basketball fan, even if your bracket is trashed three days into the tournament. Trevor Mbakwe found himself embroiled in yet [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2011 by zipsofakron.
With the massacre that was the 2011 portion of the Gophers’ season over with, we can finally turn our attention to basketball that isn’t vomit-inducing. Here at From The Barn, we’ll break down each region of the NCAA Tournament with some interesting early takeaways from the bracket. Southeast Region: Team to love: Wofford Wofford is [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by zipsofakron.
With the massacre that was the 2011 portion of the Gophers’ season over with, we can finally turn our attention to basketball that isn’t vomit-inducing. Here at From The Barn, we’ll break down each region of the NCAA Tournament with some interesting early takeaways from the bracket. Southwest Region: Team to love: St. Peter’s Playing [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by JF.
Before we get to the preview of the Midwest Region, please consider a donation to help the folks in Japan dealing with a horrific disaster. I’ll be donating a dollar for every game I watch, you should too. Now on to the basketball… Now that the bad basketball portion of the season is mercifully over, [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2011 by JF.
By now I am sure you are acutely aware of the disaster unfolding throughout Japan. After a massive earthquake, one of the five strongest in recorded history and a subsequent tsunami, there is indescribable devastation. An estimated 10,000 died, thousands more are injured, millions are homeless and are struggling with access to basic needs like food, shelter, [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by JF.
Well, the Gophers sure went out with a whimper. There won’t be any miracle run in the Big Ten Tournament, and there probably won’t be a trip to the NIT either. Post-season basketball is nice and all, but the Gopher season realistically ended when they lost at Indiana, and the team has acted like they were waiting for [...]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2011 by JF.
With Gopher basketball mired in meaningless land with the late season collapse, it will take a miracle, the likes of which has never happened for any team in Minnesota, to make the NCAA tournament. Knowing that the season has spun hopelessly out of control shouldn’t take away from the great basketball that takes place during [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by zipsofakron.
I guess I’m not sure if I actually expected a loss to cap the final regular season game in a season that has mutated from happy, fun-filled, high-expectation laden experience into an ugly, nightmarish collapse into the bottom of the Big Ten standings, but at the end of the 66-63 finale that left the Gophers [...]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2011 by JF.
This season has obviously been disappointing, but it pales in comparison to the tumultuous 2006-2007 season. No one expected the Gophers to have a good season, making the NIT would have been an accomplishment. But no one predicted that fans would completely give up on the program, Dan Monson would be fired before the Big [...]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by JF.
I must admit that I had no inkling that there would be a meaningless Gopher basketball game this March. At this point in the season I thought the Gophers would be wrapping up a top four Big Ten finish and jostling for an NCAA tournament seed that would put the team in position to make [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by zipsofakron.
Once again the Gophers found themselves with the lead late in the game, and once again they failed to secure the victory, seeing the Michigan Wolverines go on a late 11-1 run to take home a 70-63 victory that all but seals the NCAA Tournament fate for Minnesota. The epic late-season collapse continued with another [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Michigan Wolverines 3:30 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN) TV: Big Ten Network Further Reading: UMHoops.com Sports, if nothing else, is unpredictable. How else could a road win against a team that seems to ruin every season once again ruin a season. Unfortunately, the improbable happened just over a month ago [...]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by JF.
What a tortuous path this team has led us down this year. From the sky high days down in Puerto Rico to a disappointing start to the Big Ten season, turning the season around with the first four game conference winning streak in years, and then Nolen breaking his foot. And now, the Golden Gophers [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans 8:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN) TV: Big Ten Network Best tickets left: obstructed seats in the lower level corners Here at From The Barn we want our words to have meaning, so when we throw out phrases like “Must win game” we actually mean it. People [...]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 6:00 pm (CST) at Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, PA) TV: ESPN We have now entered the every game counts portion of the season. With five games left, the Gophers must win three of their remaining games to be reasonably certain that they can make the NCAA tournament. [...]