Tag Archives: Ohio State Buckeyes
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by JF.
The last set of games in our schedule preview hopefully will not determine if the Golden Gophers make the NCAA tournament, but will likely go a long way in determining how far they go in the NCAA tournament. If they win all the games in the must-win and should-win categories, they won’t be on the [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by JF.
We’ll get around to reviewing the Golden Gophers 2011-2012 season at some point. Until then, we’ll be resurrecting Barn Blurbs, our occasional round-up of stories around the series of tubes about Gopher Basketball and college basketball in general. Hiring a coach is a lottery It turns out that any coaching hire is a 50-50 proposition, [...]
Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by zipsofakron.
Holy Buford. The Gophers came into their contest against national powerhouse Ohio State with aspirations of upsetting a top-6 team, grabbing another signature win for their tournament resume and sending the Buckeyes packing for the fourth time in the last five games between the two teams at Williams Arena. Instead, Minnesota found itself on the [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by JF.
The only thing worse than being on the bubble is being on the wrong side of the bubble, and despite the Golden Gophers falling two games under .500 in the Big Ten, by almost all accounts, they would still be in the NCAA tournament if the season ended today. Whether it is the strength of the Big Ten, those two extra at-large bids, or some mediocre basketball being played all across the country, it is becoming more and more likely that an 8-10 record will be enough to garner a bid. An 8-10 record will be far from a lock, unless one of the remaining wins is a true stunner. Beating the Ohio State Buckeyes would qualify as a stunning win.
Posted on 17. Dec, 2011 by JF.
Every once in a great while, they don’t play the games for a reason. Ohio State is that good. While they won’t run the table during the Big Ten season (no one will ever do that again) they should cruise to the conference championship, unless something goes terribly wrong. That something was almost Jared Sullinger’s [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2011 by JF.
Dylan over at UMHoops has once again assembled the best and the brightest of the college basketball blogging world (or in my case, someone who had nothing better to do) to preview the Big Ten teams that they cover. My answers to his questions are below. He’ll be posting previews for all Big Ten teams [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by JF.
Before we get to the preview of the Midwest Region, please consider a donation to help the folks in Japan dealing with a horrific disaster. I’ll be donating a dollar for every game I watch, you should too. Now on to the basketball… Now that the bad basketball portion of the season is mercifully over, [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by JF.
Well, the Gophers sure went out with a whimper. There won’t be any miracle run in the Big Ten Tournament, and there probably won’t be a trip to the NIT either. Post-season basketball is nice and all, but the Gopher season realistically ended when they lost at Indiana, and the team has acted like they were waiting for [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by zipsofakron.
It was far from pretty, and for those who tuned in to watch Minnesota take on Ohio State, the consensus number one team in the land, it was apparent that the Buckeyes are on a completely different level of play than the Gophers, taking the second meeting between the two teams 82-69. As the Gophers [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 1:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN) TV: ESPN Best tickets left: Single obstructed seats in the lower level corners I consider myself lucky that my fandom has very little to do with how the Gophers perform. Sure, I get overly excited when they beat good teams, will [...]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers nearly pulled off a miraculous 18-point comeback against #2 Ohio State on Sunday after a furious final eight minutes before falling to the Buckeyes 67-64 in Columbus, coming up just an Austin Hollins three-point attempt short of sending the game to overtime. Nauseating miscommunications, misplays, turnovers and overall bad play dominated the first [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 1:00 pm (CST) at Value City Arena (Columbus, Ohio) TV: Big Ten Network The departure of Devoe Joseph and the subsequent struggle to beat a horrible Indiana team has revealed what may be the unfortunate reality. These Gophers just aren’t very good. Only Blake Hoffarber can make an outside [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Recently, FTB thought it would be fun to preview the season by connecting with our fellow Big Ten bloggers to get their thoughts on various topics, both Big Ten-related and not. This is the fourth in a series of five preview discussions that include input from 10 of the 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern was unavailable for [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Recently, FTB thought it would be fun to preview the season by connecting with our fellow Big Ten bloggers to get their thoughts on various topics, both Big Ten-related and not. This is the third in a series of five preview discussions that include input from 10 of the 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern was unavailable for [...]