Tag Archives: Lawrence McKenzie
Posted on 18. Jun, 2008 by JF.
Its summer, its Minnesota, regardless or the hail, the rain, the tornadoes, and inevitable mosquito induced mayhem, it is better to be outside than in front of a computer. Though I am barely able to muster enough anguish and regret, I do apologize for the lack of updates, though nothing newsworthy has really taken place. [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2008 by JF.
When you play well can sometimes be more important than how well you play. In Minnesota’s two games against Indiana this season, they played better than the Hoosiers for 70 of 80 minutes. Unfortunately, the last two minutes in Minneapolis and the final 8 minutes in Bloomington last night were more than enough to give [...]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2008 by JF.
It only took four years, or in the cases of Dan Coleman and Lawrence McKenzie, 5 years to learn how to win a big game. But when the final horn sounded on Saturday at The Barn, just about everyone was willing to overlook the previous missed opportunities and enjoy Minnesota first semi-surprising win of the [...]
Posted on 22. Feb, 2008 by JF.
At least it was entertaining. On a night featuring Spencer Tollackson dunking in traffic and hitting a three pointer, Jonathan Williams bailing out the Gophers and air-balling a free throw, Lawrence McKenzie scoring a career high 26 points, and even some relatively productive minutes from Kevin Payton, Minnesota beat the much improved Michigan Wolverines. I [...]
Posted on 15. Feb, 2008 by JF.
With their chance to go the NCAA tournament this year all but dashed, Dan Coleman, Spencer Tollackson, and Lawrence McKenzie are in real danger of being known more for what they did not do than what they accomplished. They did make it the NCAA tournament three years ago on a team actually led by seniors [...]
Posted on 04. Feb, 2008 by JF.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, from a Gopher fans perspective, all the words to describe Sunday’s embarrassing home loss would be negative. On a weekend that will go down in history in ways large and small because teams and individuals, against all odds, took it to their supposedly superior opponents, the Minnesota [...]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2008 by JF.
Two semi-notable things happened in the hours leading up to Minnesota’s just a little closer than it should have been win at Michigan last night. Tubby Smith hinted at line-up changes, and the always confusing Lawrence McKenzie vowed to live up to his big game potential (we can only assume he meant when the game [...]
Posted on 26. Jan, 2008 by JF.
For 24 of the 40 minutes, Minnesota out played the Ohio State Buckeyes. They attacked the zone, found the open man, made easy shots, and forced the Buckeyes to live up to their turnover prone potential. Unfortunately, during the first and last eight minutes of the game, the Gophers caught Monsonitis so badly that 5th [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2008 by JF.
Al Nolen missed Sunday afternoon’s game against Michigan State, and the Gophers missed his steady ball handling, defense, and ability to distribute the ball particularly in the half court offense, as Minnesota lost 78-73. At first glance, the final score could indicate that Sunday was another, albeit frustrating, sign that the Gophers barely missed another [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2007 by JF.
The Gophers knew they were going to need a nearly flawless game to beat Florida State, and the combination of bad fouls, bad shooting, and bad seniors were far from flawless. FSU won 75-61, and the ACC is on its way to winning another Big 10-ACC challenge. For the first ten minutes of the game, [...]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2007 by JF.
Last year the Gophers would have lost this game. At any point during the Dan Monson era, the Gopher’s could have lost this game. But it is a new year with a new coach and new toughness, and the Gophers are 2-0 already with a road win under their belts. The final score, 68-58, was [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2007 by JF.
For the Gophers to win significantly more games this season, Lawrence McKenzie, Dan Coleman, and Spencer Tollackson will need to provide solid leadership, and against most opponents, score a combined 4o points. However, even in the offense starved Big 10, it is almost impossible to win a game scoring less than 50 points, as the [...]