Tag Archives: Elliott Eliason
Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by zipsofakron.
With the narrative firmly in place, the Gophers entered Tuesday night’s game against #20 Iowa in a precarious position: win and put themselves in position to score an NCAA Tournament bid or lose and abandon basically all hope of waltzing into the postseason. And for a team that has basically played up or down to […]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2014 by zipsofakron.
After dropping three straight games to three very beatable teams, the Gophers came into their showdown with Indiana desperately needing a win. It wasn’t yet a “must-win” game, but more of a “need to win”. The conference standings had become congested in the middle, and the Gophers had dropped many opportunities to separate themselves from […]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2014 by zipsofakron.
In a game that served as an opportunity to rebound from a loss on the road to Nebraska, the Gophers came out flat against a hot, yet still suspect, Northwestern team and threw away another prime opportunity to pick up a home win against a beatable conference opponent, dropping their second consecutive game in a […]
Posted on 26. Jan, 2014 by zipsofakron.
Fresh off an impressive win over arch rival Wisconsin at home, the Gophers continued to curious, if not frustrating trend of playing to their opponent’s skill level in an 82-78 loss in Lincoln. Andre Hollins found himself on the bench in a walking boot – unable to play due to an ankle injury suffered early […]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2014 by zipsofakron.
After near misses against Michigan and Michigan State in conference play, it was starting to look like the Gophers would never get over the hump of actually taking down one of the Big Ten’s top teams. Wins over Purdue and Penn State showed that they weren’t at the bottom of the barrel, but without a […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by zipsofakron.
Conference wins in the Big Ten don’t come easy. But road conference wins? Forget about it. At least, that’s what it’s felt like in Minnesota over the past two seasons, where we’ve most recently seen the Gophers endure an 8-game road losing streak. That all ended on Wednesday night as Minnesota came from behind to […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2014 by zipsofakron.
One game after being MIA for the entire game, Austin Hollins showed why he’s one of the leaders of this team and one of the most dangerous scorers when he’s on the court. Behind 18 points, four three-pointers and a thunderous dunk worthy of SportsCenter’s top plays, Hollins led the Gophers to a wild 82-79 […]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2013 by zipsofakron.
The doldrums of late December college basketball are a drag. Long stretches of inaction, broken up by a few matchups with subpar teams. For the Gophers, the break for finals is interspersed with games against hyphenated universities like Nebraska-Omaha and Texas A&M-Corpus Christie. Far from inspiring games, they are, at the very least, something to […]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2013 by zipsofakron.
It’s not like we didn’t know things would be different when Richard Pitino came to town. Heralded as a guy who likes his teams to run, who has takes a fairly sophisticated approach to the game and prefers guys who can shoot well, it was understood that this year’s Gophers would be a departure from […]
Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by zipsofakron.
Even with one of the sparsest crowds of the season, the Gophers had several notable moments in their 75-59 victory over South Dakota State. With both Andre and Austin Hollins on the verge of eclipsing 1,000 points for their careers and Rick Pitino in the stands donning Minnesota colors, the Gophers outmuscled a Nate Wolters-less […]
Posted on 08. Dec, 2013 by zipsofakron.
It’s hard to really drum up much excitement for a game against the 2nd-worst team in D1, but the main story line following the Gophers after their impressive win over Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge was their ability to avoid looking past New Orleans as they recovered from a thrilling victory over a […]
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 […]