Tag Archives: bracketology
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by JF.
The now luke-warm (as opposed to ice-cold) Golden Gophers start the last week of the Big Ten season on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Gophers season is no longer on the line, thanks to season saving wins against Wisconsin and Indiana. With the season saved, the game only get more important. Meaningful March basketball has been sadly absent from Minnesota each the last two seasons. To make up for that, we all get to suffer through at least four straight meaningful basketball games. Consider the Nebraska game a warm up.
Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by JF.
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 [...]
Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by JF.
I’ll spare you the gory details of what has become a disturbing trend; Minnesota’s inability to close the door on a winnable game. I could throw statistic after statistic at you, try to determine the exact moment that things began to slip away, and bemoan what has become of a team that just last week [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by JF.
The Trevor Mbakwe Round-up Two bizarre quotes stand out. “The decision is not at all based on whether I feel he is innocent or guilty. It’s an educational decision that I feel will allow Trevor to learn from.” -Joel Maturi. Mr. Maturi, what lesson are you attempting to teach? “But credit Minnesota as an institution [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by JF.
Join us at 4:30 pm for a last second bubble breakdown, plenty of frayed nerves, and either depressed excuse making or jubilant celebration and travel advice. Right now it looks like we are on the right side of the bubble, but 1996 did happen (the NCAA didn’t take away tournament snubs unfortunately). We’ll be here [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2009 by JF.
Gopher hoops: Tense bubble watch Michael Thompson gets added to NU’s “Big Two” but we all know Moore and Coble are the real threat. Breaking down the Big Ten Tournament bracket Northwestern in a blow out? Minnesota Gophers men not out of hunt for an NCAA tournament berth Florida, Miami, and Maryland are on your [...]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2009 by JF.
The Bubble Hath not Burst Near universal consensus still has the Gophers in decent shape, still needing only one win to lock themselves in the tournament. Potential seeds range anywhere from 10-12 with potential opponents including Tennessee, LSU, and Gonzaga. Big Ten Basketball Insider: Big Ten may be playing for eight bids Barring Big Ten [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by JF.
Examining the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ NCAA Tournament Chances Gopher are a safe bet to get in, and do very little once they are in. Men’s Basketball: Cats vow to defeat bout of illnesses So…the Gophers got a bit of help on Sunday night. Gophers basketball player Travis Busch and a buddy do video podcasts and [...]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2009 by JF.
Bubble Bump! Everything fell into place on Sunday, and the Gophers now find themselves tied for fifth place. If, and it is a big if, they win the rest of their games, they could jump all the way to a #3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Set your alarm clocks The Gophers will play [...]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2009 by JF.
Offensive Offense Minnesota’s futility when they have the ball is now worse than it was a year ago, and quickly approaching 2007 levels. Change it up Tubby. Bubble still inflated All the experts have the Gophers in the NCAA tournament for the time being, but the bubble could be about to pop. No votes in [...]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by JF.
Hoosiers coach suspends Dumes indefinitely after being ejected against Spartans Discipline returns to Indiana. Bubble Watch Despite two losses, the Gophers should still be in. Younger Joseph watches big brother He likes Tubby. Coach finds worth in loss to Buckeyes The teams rejuvenated toughness makes the loss easier to take. Trent Tucker – A Basketball [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2009 by JF.
Bracketology Gophers are a #6 seed, but face cindeeralla-lock Utah State in the first round. Higher salaries often mean more victories One would certainly hope so. Jim Souhan: Cold spell slaps Twin Cities sharpshooters Its contagious! Bubble bounce! Gophers pick up two convenient wins from Big Ten under dogs.
Posted on 02. Feb, 2009 by JF.
UConn, Oklahoma 1-2 in coaches’ poll Gophers up to #19 in both polls. Bracketology Gophers are a #5 seed. With Mills out with broken hand, St. Mary’s NCAA hopes take hit Gophers jump to “Should be in”. Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team going after bigger goal – NCAA tournament Why stop there with an outside [...]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by JF.
Hate the name Barn Blurbs? Suggest an alternative and we will be forever grateful. Bubble Watch Gophers listed as “in the mix” and on the verge of “should be in”. The Illinois game is looming large for Minnesota’s March hopes. The Poll Attacks Gary Parrish goes on a bit of a rampage in defending Minnesota’s [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2009 by JF.
The Gophers, according to this projection, would play #11 Stanford. For real: The resurgent Big Ten is absolutely legit. Preseason afterthoughts Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota would have to collapse to miss the NCAA tournament at this point, and even Northwestern is in the mix. Who knew? Though Mr. Lunardi should know that Minnesota teams can [...]