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Barn Blurbs is rounding up the tale of two halves

Austin Hollins scorches Northwestern for five 3-pointers in three minutes Hollins was so scalding hot for one three-minute second-half stretch there might as well have been singed nets and flames shooting out of the basketball. Let’s go to the tape Men’s Basketball: Northwestern runs out of steam against Minnesota The defining stretch Carmody describes came early in the second half, when Minnesota went on a 23-5 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch. The Cats trailed 19-18 with 16 minutes and 28 seconds left, but with…

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Barn Blurbs – 10/21/12

The season hasn’t even started yet and already the Gophers are making national headlines for off-the-court issues. Of course, it wouldn’t be fall unless we had our annual fix of Trevor Mbakwe shenanigans, which surfaced last week as Trevor’s July DUI arrest became a serious case for jail time. As it turned out, the judge showed the big guy a little mercy and let him have yet another chance to continue toward his NBA dreams. Of course, it was all much more complicated and interesting…

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Barn Blurbs – 10/3/12

The calendar has turned to October, which means a couple things. Primarily, it means that you’ll be shocked by static electricity every time you touch something metal (Seriously, closing your car door between October and February is basically a death sentence for your fingertips). But it also means that it’s okay to talk about college basketball. Midnight Madnesses are around the corner and the season is just about a month away. Here’s what’s happening around the college basketball landscape: Alvin Ellis became the first 2013 Gopher…

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Barn Blurbs 4/4/12

More Big Changes The Big Ten continues to hemorrhage big men. Jared Sullinger will announce his professional aspirations today. Oft injured Jorge Brian-Diaz of Nebraska is headed back to Puerto Rico. We knew Ralph Sampson wouldn’t be playing college basketball, but he will have the chance to impress some NBA scouts. In too short for the NBA news… No one knows what Trey Burke is thinking, which leads to me to believe he has no idea what his plans are for next season. If he does…

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Barn Blurbs 4/3/2012

Now that the soon to be vacated national championship has been decided, the focus finally turns to next season. Unfortunately, it is 7 months away. Big changes for Big Ten big men Meyers Leonard will take his two last names to the end of the first round of the NBA draft. Derrick Nix was arrested last night and has been suspended indefinitely. This isn’t his first off-court issue with the Spartans, but will likely be his last. Next year actually is now Everyone and their mother…

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Barn Blurbs 4/2/2012

We’ll get around to reviewing the Golden Gophers 2011-2012 season at some point. Until then, we’ll be resurrecting Barn Blurbs, our occasional round-up of stories around the series of tubes about Gopher Basketball and college basketball in general. Hiring a coach is a lottery It turns out that any coaching hire is a 50-50 proposition, unless, say, you are hiring one of the power coaches. Tubby Smith falls under that category, and some would argue he hasn’t worked out. Keep this article in your back…

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Barn Blurbs: The Northeastern State Aftermath

Gophers rip Northeastern State 109-59: “I waited a long time for this,” Mbakwe said. “I finally got a chance to play, and I’ve just got to keep building on this. I was disappointed with how many rebounds I had, but it was game one and it’s going to be a long season. I’m excited to be back.” A Minny-blitz: NSU waxed by Big 10 foe: “I thought our guys were focused and ready,” said Smith, whose team made the NCAA Tournament last season. “We did…

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Barn Blurbs just wants to be right

Joe Coleman, as you already know, committed to the Gophers last week. The Strib and The Press with quotes, perspective, and a look at who else is out there. Tubby Smith appears to have twitterphobia. Others coaches do not. Don’t hold it against me if I keep changing my predictions regarding the upcoming season. I just want to be right. A look at the talent drought in Minnesota high school basketball. Things can only get better. A preview of the Indiana Hoosiers. This American Life…

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Barn Blurbs is just warming up

As the weather cools down, the basketball pre-season is just heating up. A big recruiting weekend for Tubby Smith, and at the very least, the football team hasn’t embarrassed themselves…yet (please note this was posted at approximately 5 pm CDT, and I take no responsibility for what the football teams does in the fourth quarter.) Tubby’s Tip-off will be at 10 pm on October 15, 2010. The sight of Rodney Williams with nothing between him and the basket but a chair, a ladder, and elephant is…

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Barn Blurbs 1/25/2010

Royce White was officially charged in the missing laptop incident.  Still unclear if/when he will join the team. It goes without saying, but as Wisconsin found out there are no easy games in Big Ten play. Iowa goes to Bloomington and mauls Indiana by 15.  Really? Michigan State has decided to redesign it’s classic Spartan logo into a sleeker design. Myron Medcalf examines the new-look Gopher starting lineup.  Now with Canadian flavor. The Chicago media reminds us that the matchup tomorrow with Northwestern is a…

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