Tag Archives: Elliott Eliason
Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by zipsofakron.
In a game that had been circled on the calendar since summer, the Gophers took on the Syracuse Orange in the opening round of the Maui Invitational for their first game against a major conference opponent. And in a contest that pitted them against a top-10 team in the nation, Minnesota was thrown into the […]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by zipsofakron.
It wasn’t the prettiest victory of the season, but the Gophers once against overwhelmed an inferior team and chalked up another victory to defeat Coastal Carolina 82-72 and improve to 4-0 on the young season. The Gophers entered the game expecting to take on one of the weaker opponents of their entire schedule, and early […]
Posted on 12. Nov, 2013 by zipsofakron.
The Montana Grizzlies may have been back-to-back Big Sky champions, but they were no match for the Gophers, who used disruptive full-court defense, owned the boards and unleashed a steady barrage of three-pointers to run away with an 84-58 victory for their second straight win of the season. The Grizzlies were expected to put up […]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2013 by zipsofakron.
The beginnings of a new coaching era are fraught with uncertainty. And it’s almost downright scary to consider that this year’s Gophers are a completely different-looking team, both literally and figuratively. Gone are the days of physical domination down low, but also gone are the days of plodding, sleep-inducing half-court sets. Instead, we have a […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by zipsofakron.
Another exhibition game and another decisive victory for the revamped Gophers. The Gophers made quick work of Concordia-St. Paul in their second of two exhibition games, dispatching the Golden Bears 101-67 for their second consecutive exhibition victory to begin the season. It was the first time the Gophers scored 100 points in a game since […]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2013 by JF.
Months after a tumultuous coaching search and a volatile off-season, we can finally discuss Golden Gophers basketball. The games don’t count yet, and calling them competitive might be a stretch, but Richard Pitino will take the court, coaching the Gophers against a team other than themselves.
Posted on 10. Oct, 2013 by zipsofakron.
If there’s one thing thing that will be markedly different from the Tubby Smith-era Gophers (besides the up-tempo game, more shooting, a bigger guard focus) it’s the frontcourt. Gone is the imposing, physical and freakishly athletic forward duo of Rodney Williams and Trevor Mbakwe. Those two gave the Gophers a supreme rebounding and scoring advantage […]
Posted on 02. Jun, 2013 by zipsofakron.
Wow, what an offseason. Usually at this point in the summer we barely even know the University of Minnesota even has a basketball team aside from the occasional arrest, DUI charge or transfer. BUT NOT WITH RICHARD IN TOWN. Even after a highly-publicized coaching search, the Gophers remain in the local spotlight with a handful […]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2013 by zipsofakron.
What can you really say when your team knocks off the #1 team in the nation unexpectedly? It’s one of the greatest feelings a college basketball fan can experience. It’s pure euphoria. My words can’t do this victory justice, so I’m just going to let this one steep and have the below video do the […]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by JF.
If you are interested in a more formal preview of Sunday’s game between the Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, you should read our preview from two weeks ago. The information is still valid, and rehashing it all would be boring. So instead, here are a few thoughts. I’ve often discussed the life, death, and […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers have certainly been through the ringer over the last week. They mercifully finished a string of games featuring Duke, Memphis, Stanford, and Florida State and showed perhaps their true 2012-13 colors, emerging 3-1 in the brutal four game stretch with their latest win over the Seminoles in a true road game in Tallahassee. In […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
It was a game the Gophers definitely needed after getting a full dose reality at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils the day before. Not just because beating Memphis would prevent them from dropping two in a row and souring their international exposition, but because Minnesota desperately needed to show their fans, the nation […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers get going in the Battle 4 Atlantis once again today when they face Memphis; going the wrong direction in the bracket. Not a whole lot of time for a full recap of the Duke game and, frankly, I’d just as soon forget the whole game even happened, enjoy my leftover turkey and cranberries […]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by JF.
For the optimists, there is always hope. The Gophers face three quality opponents in their last four games, and any combination of three wins should be enough to get them to the NCAA tournament. For the pessimists, the program is hopelessly broken, the Gophers may never win another game, and they should be in the […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 by zipsofakron.
Cue the broken record. With an easier route to a postseason berth hanging in the balance and a chance to give themselves some much-needed breathing room in the at-large conversation, the Gophers promptly went into Welsh-Ryan arena laid an egg against bubble-rival Northwestern. Leaving them at 5-9 in conference play and gasping for air like […]