Tag Archives: Blake Hoffarber
Posted on 09. Oct, 2011 by JF.
In 1986 the NCAA introduced the three-point line in college basketball, and it was in 1986 that the Golden Gophers 2010-2011 college basketball season would be doomed to failure. Despite having one of the best three-point shooters in the country, a series of injuries and unexpected departures left the Gophers unable to use the great [...]
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 17. Jan, 2011 by zipsofakron.
Fresh off a thrilling home-court upset over the Purdue Boilermakers, many considered the Iowa Hawkeyes to be merely a speed bump in a string of games against lower-tier Big Ten opponents, looking past the bottom-dwelling Hawkeyes towards more intense games. Consider the Gophers part of that group. Fighting through disinterested, lackadaisical performances, Minnesota gave away [...]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2010 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Akron Zips 7:30 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: Big Ten Network Tickets: Row 9, corner, upper deck Another game, another milestone for Blake Hoffarber. When the Golden Gophers take on the Akron Zips (which is a female kangaroo, thank you Wikipedia) Hoffarber will have the opportunity to become just [...]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Virginia Cavaliers 6:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: ESPN2 and streaming at ESPN3.com Tickets: Row 10, behind the basket, upper deck It is now time to add injuries to the long list of issues preventing the Gophers from playing at full strength. On the night that Devoe Joseph is [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Add mental toughness to the list of characteristics that could make this a very special season of Golden Gopher basketball. In a prototypical trap game scenario, the Gophers finished both halves on big runs to beat North Dakota State. Coming off the best week of regular season basketball in well over a decade, and right [...]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2010 by JF.
It is with profound sadness that I write that there will be no game review for Minnesota’s monumental win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. There may one be in a few days, but as of now I have not seen the game. In a surreal turn of events, I found myself in the front [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Minnesota appeared to have no answer against the quick-hitting Siena Saints offense through much of the first half, but was able to turn the tables down the stretch to take home a thrilling 76-69 victory to improve to 2-0. Stymied by basket after basket from Siena’s Clarence Jackson, who scored a game high 29 points, [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Insightful headline huh? There is also a lengthy interview with Trevor Mbakwe here.
Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
As expected, the Gophers handed Northeastern State (Okla.) a thorough beating in one of two tune-up exhibition games, taking down the Division II RiverHawks 109-59. The game was never close, with the Gophers jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead and never looking back, taking a 59-25 lead into halftime. With the level of competition [...]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 by JF.
On the eve of the eve of the 2010-2011 basketball season, let us pause, just for a moment, to appreciate what we have. Sometime shortly after tip-off, someone will make a mistake. It could be a missed lay-up or a blown defensive assignment. Someone will fail to pass to the open man, or shoot a [...]
Posted on 21. Mar, 2010 by zipsofakron.
We laughed in disbelief, cried at Ed Hightower’s injustices, scratched our heads, threw pillows and even cheered wildly at times, but the roller coaster that was the 2009-10 season mercifully came to an end in a 65-54 loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to the Xavier Musketeers. The specifics of the game [...]
Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Pathetic. Embarrassing. Unbelievable. What ever negative word someone wants to use to describe the Gophers effortless, aloof performance against the Michigan Wolverines would probably be deserved. At a time when Minnesota needed to come out firing against a team with nothing to play for, a time that called for nothing more than a solid performance [...]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by JF.
I hope you’ll excuse me for not delving into the finer details of Minnesota’s latest blown lead and missed buzzer beater. If you saw last season’s Michigan game, or this year’s games against Michigan State or at Indiana and Northwestern you know how the story goes. This team is as formulaic as any of the [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Two days after ripping Wisconsin with the season on the line at Williams Arena, the Gophers once again came back ready to play and dumped the Indiana Hoosiers by 23 points. The Gophers held Indiana to 32% shooting from the field and, perhaps more important, didn’t allow them to get anything going from beyond the [...]