Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Chat about Football, Baseball or any other sports topic.
User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Thu Dec 31 4:04 pm

Pitino: “that was not traveling”
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Thu Dec 31 4:05 pm

Butters Stotch wrote:
Thu Dec 31 4:03 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
Thu Dec 31 4:00 pm
We started 3-20 before that basket by Gabe, somehow only down by 4. Both teams playing great defense and/or shooting like garbage. Also, these are the loudest rims ever.
#22 gets too much playing time for my liking.
2 in a row, 10pts
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Thu Dec 31 4:15 pm

Not good half for Carr
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
bearpaw28
Veteran
Posts: 6143
Joined: Wed Jul 19 1:57 pm
Has liked: 201 times
Been liked: 81 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by bearpaw28 » Thu Dec 31 5:19 pm

WHY CANT GOPHER 🏈 or 🏀 teams ever beat the BADgers? 🤬 Fricking brutal ☝️

User avatar
maddie
Rookie
Posts: 155
Joined: Sat Nov 07 8:49 am
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 14 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by maddie » Fri Jan 01 6:20 am

I watched Michigan & Maryland play for a bit last night. Michigan is terrific. Very athletic, deep & competitive all over the floor. Maryland is a notch below where they're accustomed to be.....so, still pretty good.

I'd be surprised if the Gophers can hang with either team.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sun Jan 03 10:30 pm

Gophers bounced back from a disappointing game against Wisconsin to basically dominate the game against #25 Ohio State.
They led the entire game and pulled away in the second half to win by 17.

Next up is a very tough matchup on Wednesday @ Michigan.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Mon Jan 04 7:12 am

Beauner wrote:
Sun Jan 03 10:30 pm
Gophers bounced back from a disappointing game against Wisconsin to basically dominate the game against #25 Ohio State.
They led the entire game and pulled away in the second half to win by 17.

Next up is a very tough matchup on Wednesday @ Michigan.
Michigan will be their 5th straight game against ranked opponents?

Edit...LOL I just looked at their schedule. They follow the Michigan game with games against Iowa (again) and Michigan (again). That’ll be 7 straight against ranked teams. Quite a stretch!

User avatar
maddie
Rookie
Posts: 155
Joined: Sat Nov 07 8:49 am
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 14 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by maddie » Mon Jan 04 9:18 am

I'll give them a pass with the poor performances at Illinois & Wisconsin.....Illinois was a wake-up call that it was time to put on the B1G boy pants & Wisconsin was after two home wins against significant opponents. I don't think they can win at Michigan or Iowa - two teams with legit Final 4 aspirations. However, they need to avoid the Illinois/Wisconsin faceplants......if they can, that'll be progress.

This team has the potential, at best, to finish 5th in the B1G. That might earn them a NCAA 4/5 seed. Crazy-tough league.....really fun to watch.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Jan 04 10:07 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Jan 04 7:12 am
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jan 03 10:30 pm
Gophers bounced back from a disappointing game against Wisconsin to basically dominate the game against #25 Ohio State.
They led the entire game and pulled away in the second half to win by 17.

Next up is a very tough matchup on Wednesday @ Michigan.
Michigan will be their 5th straight game against ranked opponents?

Edit...LOL I just looked at their schedule. They follow the Michigan game with games against Iowa (again) and Michigan (again). That’ll be 7 straight against ranked teams. Quite a stretch!
As of a week ago their schedule had 8 ranked opponents to start conference play. I assume that has changed since the rankings have changed, but yeah the conference is a gauntlet this season for sure.
When I looked yesterday there were 9 teams in the Big Ten ranked in the top 25.
Wisconsin 6
Iowa 10
Rutgers 14
Illinois 15
Michigan 16
MSU 17
Northwestern 20
Minnesota 22
OSU 25
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Mon Jan 04 5:48 pm

Still 7 ranked B1G teams with OSU and NU falling out this week. So, yea, it's going to be a tough go for most of the B1G with half of it ranked in the Top 25 at any given time.

The next 10 days is tough with 2 on the road (IA and MI) and all 3 top ranked opponents.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Snowcool08
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5711
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2:20 am
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 106 times
Age: 34

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Snowcool08 » Wed Jan 06 9:31 pm

I guess it’s another one of those nights to get blown out on the road.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 17421
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 423 times
Been liked: 383 times
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Slap Shot » Wed Jan 06 11:14 pm

Feast or famine.
Currently under construction.

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Wed Jan 06 11:55 pm

Streaky
JWG :M:

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sun Jan 10 3:13 pm

Gophers in a battle in Iowa today. They were down 39-37 at half but started the second half making 1/14 shots as Iowa extended their lead near 20. They're clawing back now and are within 5, but Carr picked up his fourth foul on a pretty dumb play so he's on the bench.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Sun Jan 10 5:04 pm

This team has a serious mental block on the road. Their road losses have been blowouts.
JWG :M:

User avatar
maddie
Rookie
Posts: 155
Joined: Sat Nov 07 8:49 am
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 14 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by maddie » Tue Jan 12 7:27 pm

maddie wrote:
Mon Jan 04 9:18 am
I'll give them a pass with the poor performances at Illinois & Wisconsin.....Illinois was a wake-up call that it was time to put on the B1G boy pants & Wisconsin was after two home wins against significant opponents. I don't think they can win at Michigan or Iowa - two teams with legit Final 4 aspirations. However, they need to avoid the Illinois/Wisconsin faceplants......if they can, that'll be progress.

This team has the potential, at best, to finish 5th in the B1G. That might earn them a NCAA 4/5 seed. Crazy-tough league.....really fun to watch.
Michigan up 38 on Wisconsin.....check that, up 40

wow

User avatar
Border Gopher
Veteran
Posts: 1960
Joined: Tue Nov 28 5:48 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 19 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Border Gopher » Sat Jan 16 2:45 pm

Payback is a bitch, MICH
"A real man makes his own [puck] luck." - Billy Zane, Titanic

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Sat Jan 16 2:58 pm

Mich with 20 turnovers....that’s kind of a lot

Gophers now 11-0 at home, maybe we should just stop having fans there going forward
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sat Jan 16 3:06 pm

Really really nice win for the Gophers. Had a real poor start shooting the ball but the defense was great all game and really locked Michigan down. Robbins was on fire today.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Sat Jan 16 3:37 pm

The home road difference is astounding.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Sat Jan 16 7:09 pm

JWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16 3:37 pm
The home road difference is astounding.
Blowout to blown out to blowout.

User avatar
frozen4champs
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7343
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:52 am
Location: On the farm
Has liked: 319 times
Been liked: 421 times
Age: 54

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by frozen4champs » Sun Jan 17 2:35 pm


User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Sun Jan 17 9:52 pm

11 players/coaches with COVID at Nebraska. That feels like a pretty big deal for a basketball team.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sat Jan 23 2:39 pm

Gophers really struggling with a mediocre Maryland team. Maryland defense is giving Minnesota fits and the Gophers are having their worst FT shooting game of the year (10/18).
Seems like every time the Gophers start to get something going Maryland his a three or there is a ticky tack foul to stop game flow. They're 4/18 from 3pt range too.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Sat Jan 23 4:57 pm

Good luck placing bets on the Gophers. Yikes!

User avatar
maddie
Rookie
Posts: 155
Joined: Sat Nov 07 8:49 am
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 14 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by maddie » Sun Jan 24 9:07 am

Maryland's athletic line-up was trouble as they disrupted MN's offense.....lots of overplay on first pass situations & controlled the boards, too. MD is the most surprising/disappointing in B1G thus far at 3-6. When you can win at Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota - all teams with good big men & interior play - with an undersized team, that's a good D scheme. I suspect they'll finish ahead of MN.

This was a game to see if MN could sneak into the top 4 in B1G......there's still a chance but a 5-8 finish is about the best they can hope for.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sat Jan 30 6:47 pm

Big game for Gopher hoops tonight. Would be huge to win @ Purdue.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Sioux/Bucky Hater
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Nov 02 4:14 pm
Location: God's Country
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Sioux/Bucky Hater » Sat Jan 30 8:03 pm

With about 7 minutes left in the 1st half, Brandon Johnson goes to the hole. He makes the bucket and there is contact. What does Johnson do, he yells, "and one n****r." There are no fans. It was rather easy to hear. I was so stunned I immediately rewound the play to be sure. Yup, no doubt. Then, both announcers address it and apologize for the language. I find this behavior deplorable. There is no place and no reason for this.

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Sat Jan 30 8:12 pm

This team is so terrible away from the Barn.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sat Jan 30 8:20 pm

Marcus Carr has two points with 7:40 left. Need him to take over if they want a chance to come back.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
streakygopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14707
Joined: Thu Dec 30 9:49 am
Location: anywhere but the middle of the road
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 118 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by streakygopher » Sat Jan 30 8:34 pm

Beauner wrote:
Sat Jan 30 6:47 pm
Big game for Gopher hoops tonight. Would be huge to win @ Purdue.
Another gophers basketball team that can't handle success. Two lopsided losses now to unranked conference teams.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sat Jan 30 8:43 pm

streakygopher wrote:
Sat Jan 30 8:34 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sat Jan 30 6:47 pm
Big game for Gopher hoops tonight. Would be huge to win @ Purdue.
Another gophers basketball team that can't handle success. Two lopsided losses now to unranked conference teams.
In fairness, Purdue is probably going to be ranked next week (they were "receiving votes" this week and had won 4/5 with their only loss to Michigan.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Border Gopher
Veteran
Posts: 1960
Joined: Tue Nov 28 5:48 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 19 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Border Gopher » Sat Jan 30 8:44 pm

streakygopher wrote:
Sat Jan 30 8:34 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sat Jan 30 6:47 pm
Big game for Gopher hoops tonight. Would be huge to win @ Purdue.
Another gophers basketball team that can't handle success. Two lopsided losses now to unranked conference teams.
This doesn't make either of your statements untrue, but Purdue were rightfully made favorites for this game.
"A real man makes his own [puck] luck." - Billy Zane, Titanic

User avatar
Chris83
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4817
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:37 am
Location: Welch, MN
Has liked: 187 times
Been liked: 123 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Chris83 » Sat Jan 30 9:08 pm

Hopefully they make the Tourney, though that's a task made more difficult by not even being competitive on the road.
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 04 10:00 pm

Gophers in a tight game on the road against Rutgers. Up 4 with 2:20 left.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 04 10:12 pm

And they lose by 4. Last two or three possessions were just terrible by Carr.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Thu Feb 04 10:14 pm

Inexcusable. Not a single road win and now 12-7. This team is so inconsistent.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Thu Feb 04 10:18 pm

JWG wrote:
Thu Feb 04 10:14 pm
Inexcusable. Not a single road win and now 12-7. This team is so inconsistent.
I’m shocked by this.

User avatar
Kelor
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5838
Joined: Sat Feb 12 7:19 pm
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 21 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Kelor » Thu Feb 04 11:03 pm

JWG wrote:
Thu Feb 04 10:14 pm
Inexcusable. Not a single road win and now 12-7. This team is so inconsistent.
Isn't that the definition of consistency? :mrgreen:

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 10388
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 100 times
Been liked: 185 times
Age: 45

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by davescharf » Fri Feb 05 8:11 am

JWG wrote:
Thu Feb 04 10:14 pm
Inexcusable. Not a single road win and now 12-7. This team is so inconsistent.
I don’t think they’ve won a Big Ten road game since 1997 have they? ;)
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Sioux/Bucky Hater
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Nov 02 4:14 pm
Location: God's Country
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Sioux/Bucky Hater » Fri Feb 05 11:25 am

Pitiful beginning and embarrassing ending.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Feb 08 6:52 pm

Need a win tonight. Ideally by about 20.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Feb 08 8:20 pm

Well Liam Robbins just picked up foul #4 with 17:20 left.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Snowcool08
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5711
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2:20 am
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 106 times
Age: 34

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Snowcool08 » Mon Feb 08 8:22 pm

Beauner wrote:
Mon Feb 08 8:20 pm
Well Liam Robbins just picked up foul #4 with 17:20 left.
I like how he took the foul and then just walked off the floor knowing he was going to be subbed. Nothing worse than a guy who tries to act surprised when the coach yanks him.

Good news is they’re up by 19.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Feb 08 8:39 pm

Lead down to 7 without Robbins because they have missed 7362 consecutive 3s and everyone refuses to drive the lane even when there is nobody in front of them.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Feb 08 8:41 pm

The Gophers started out making 4 of their first 6 or 7 threes. They are 7/34 on the game.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8140
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 80 times
Been liked: 89 times
Age: 44
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by JWG » Mon Feb 08 9:13 pm

Worst 3 team in the conference but seem to shoot the most.
JWG :M:

User avatar
Chris83
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4817
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:37 am
Location: Welch, MN
Has liked: 187 times
Been liked: 123 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Chris83 » Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm

Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

User avatar
Sioux/Bucky Hater
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Nov 02 4:14 pm
Location: God's Country
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Sioux/Bucky Hater » Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm

Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Mon Feb 08 10:14 pm

Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.
That is quite interesting. And embarrassing.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Mon Feb 08 11:12 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Feb 08 10:14 pm
Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.
That is quite interesting. And embarrassing.
In fairness, they've only played 3 other unranked (at the time) conference opponents. Purdue is now ranked and Rutgers was ranked as high as #11 at one point a few weeks ago before they lost 4 or 5 in a row (and they have now won 4 in a row and ranked #25). Pretty sure Maryland and Nebraska are the only two conference teams they've played who have not been ranked.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Vegoe
GPL Writer
GPL Writer
Posts: 2784
Joined: Tue Feb 09 8:49 am
Location: NE Mpls
Has liked: 280 times
Been liked: 102 times
Age: 42
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Vegoe » Tue Feb 09 1:04 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Feb 08 10:14 pm
Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.
That is quite interesting. And embarrassing.
I mean not everything is embarrassing. It is what it is and there are so many variables with young kids. Athletics are one of the few things involving kids where everyone knows the score after every test. Clearly Pitino is on thin ice, he had his contract renewed in 2017 and nothing since. Coyle is an AD who likes to renew coaches pretty often if he likes what he sees and hasn't done that with Pitino or Motzko... read into it as deep as you'd like to read into it.

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 11352
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 197 times
Been liked: 396 times
Age: 46

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bertogliat » Tue Feb 09 1:46 pm

Vegoe wrote:
Tue Feb 09 1:04 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Feb 08 10:14 pm
Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.
That is quite interesting. And embarrassing.
I mean not everything is embarrassing. It is what it is and there are so many variables with young kids. Athletics are one of the few things involving kids where everyone knows the score after every test. Clearly Pitino is on thin ice, he had his contract renewed in 2017 and nothing since. Coyle is an AD who likes to renew coaches pretty often if he likes what he sees and hasn't done that with Pitino or Motzko... read into it as deep as you'd like to read into it.
All I am saying is (in any sport) if you're capable to playing with and beating the top teams, it's embarrassing to lose to the bad teams, even once. To have such a large disparity in home/road win% and to lose to bad teams (all of them, LOL) after beating the top teams, sometimes significantly is just mental. That to me is embarrassing.

If you aren't good, it sucks, but at least you know you're just not that good of a team.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Tue Feb 09 2:08 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Tue Feb 09 1:46 pm
Vegoe wrote:
Tue Feb 09 1:04 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Feb 08 10:14 pm
Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:56 pm
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 08 9:54 pm
Well, they didn't lose at home to a horrible team, so I guess that's a positive.
1st conference win against an unranked opponent.
That is quite interesting. And embarrassing.
I mean not everything is embarrassing. It is what it is and there are so many variables with young kids. Athletics are one of the few things involving kids where everyone knows the score after every test. Clearly Pitino is on thin ice, he had his contract renewed in 2017 and nothing since. Coyle is an AD who likes to renew coaches pretty often if he likes what he sees and hasn't done that with Pitino or Motzko... read into it as deep as you'd like to read into it.
All I am saying is (in any sport) if you're capable to playing with and beating the top teams, it's embarrassing to lose to the bad teams, even once. To have such a large disparity in home/road win% and to lose to bad teams (all of them, LOL) after beating the top teams, sometimes significantly is just mental. That to me is embarrassing.

If you aren't good, it sucks, but at least you know you're just not that good of a team.
The only "bad" team they've played in conference is Nebraska and they beat them by almost 20 despite their two best players playing a combined 33 minutes. 🤷‍♂️
Maryland, the other "bad" team they lost to is 4 spots behind Minnesota in Kenpom and #44 in the nation (Nebraska is #128).
Their other conference losses are to #22 and #24 in Kenpom.

I don't see how any of those losses are embarrassing on paper. The way they got beat against Maryland (by not being able to beat the constant double teams by making outside shots) was frustrating and falling apart in the last 10 minutes against Purdue was very frustrating (because Purdue made everything they shot in rhe second half and Minnesota couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat), but losing @ Purdue is not embarrassing. Losing @ Rutgers by 4 is not embarrassing, IMO. YMMV
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Border Gopher
Veteran
Posts: 1960
Joined: Tue Nov 28 5:48 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 19 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Border Gopher » Thu Feb 11 2:19 pm

Not bad, Jalen.
Attachments
si030121rgb.jpg
"A real man makes his own [puck] luck." - Billy Zane, Titanic

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 11 5:44 pm

Liam just picked up his 4th foul with about 4 minutes left down by 5.
There goes any chance we have since the team is once again shooting 20% from three. Purdue is going to feed the post on every possession with Edey and Williams knowing Robbins can't risk a foul. They've already basically been doing it all game.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Thu Feb 11 5:55 pm

Carr from downtown!
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 177 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bladepuller » Thu Feb 11 5:56 pm

Tie game. One minute left
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Thu Feb 11 6:00 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
Thu Feb 11 5:55 pm
Carr from downtown!
Twice!

And stopped at the bank....
Last edited by Bigbeer on Thu Feb 11 6:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 11 6:01 pm

Carr hits a 3 to give Minnesota a one point lead with 11.2 seconds left.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 177 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bladepuller » Thu Feb 11 6:04 pm

Gabe drops 2 from the stripe
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 177 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bladepuller » Thu Feb 11 6:05 pm

Up by 3 with 6 seconds left
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 177 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bladepuller » Thu Feb 11 6:05 pm

5.2 not 6
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 177 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bladepuller » Thu Feb 11 6:07 pm

Gabe plays tough D and a miss ends it..maybe.
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 11 6:08 pm

Robbie Hummel does a great job as an analyst. Especially impressive given his probable homerism when calling Purdue games. Really like him.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 11 6:09 pm

Bladepuller wrote:
Thu Feb 11 6:07 pm
Gabe plays tough D and a miss ends it..maybe.
That was great defense, especially considering he got tripped up early in the inbound set.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 17421
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 423 times
Been liked: 383 times
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Slap Shot » Thu Feb 11 11:38 pm

Beauner wrote:
Thu Feb 11 6:08 pm
Robbie Hummel does a great job as an analyst. Especially impressive given his probable homerism when calling Purdue games. Really like him.
I started reading this post and thought, "There's no effing way that dude is still playing!". :lol:
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Laxref
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Mar 20 10:24 am
Location: Prior lake
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 39 times
Age: 35

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Laxref » Sun Feb 14 5:59 pm

Let’s see if we can get road win number one!

User avatar
Bigbeer
Veteran
Posts: 8053
Joined: Wed Jan 11 2:53 pm
Location: Hudson, WI
Has liked: 128 times
Been liked: 96 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Feb 14 6:22 pm

Down by 10 early, maybe we can shoot ourselves back into the ga...........
"My God, what is this salty discharge? Is this crying? This is terrible -- I care!"

"If only life was as simple as GPL" - Golden FE Ranger

User avatar
Kelor
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5838
Joined: Sat Feb 12 7:19 pm
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 21 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Kelor » Sun Feb 14 8:04 pm

Kelor wrote:
Thu Feb 04 11:03 pm
JWG wrote:
Thu Feb 04 10:14 pm
Inexcusable. Not a single road win and now 12-7. This team is so inconsistent.
Isn't that the definition of consistency? :mrgreen:
The consistent inconsistency continues.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Sun Feb 14 9:13 pm

Two quick fouls on Liam (again) so he sat basically the whole first half and Maryland took full advantage of Minnesota having no post presence to make the lead almost insurmountable at half.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 17421
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 423 times
Been liked: 383 times
Contact:

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Slap Shot » Sun Feb 14 9:33 pm

Workout looking did they shoot an awful number of 3 pointers for about 25%?
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Sioux/Bucky Hater
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Nov 02 4:14 pm
Location: God's Country
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 17 times

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Sioux/Bucky Hater » Mon Feb 15 11:37 am

Wow, just wow. While the on-court play was tough to watch, listening to the play by play was worse. The thing that really annoyed me was the consistent use of, "takes a long three" or "with a long three". It was no less than 10 times. Not one of those threes were taken more than 2 or 3 feet behind the line. Most of the shots he was referencing, by definition, would be short threes. There was not a long three in the bunch. I've never heard of either of the two fellas doing the game. For the first time this year, I could really tell these fellas were sitting at home, not the arena. There was a foul early in the second half that they completely ignored. No mention of it, or the stoppage of play, whatsoever. They didn't mention players by name on several occasions. It was bad all around. 8-28 from three while giving up 10-20 on threes.

User avatar
Laxref
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Mar 20 10:24 am
Location: Prior lake
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 39 times
Age: 35

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Laxref » Wed Feb 17 7:55 pm

Watching this team play on the road has been as enjoyable as getting repeatedly poked in the eye, so let’s do it again.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 29559
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 101 times
Been liked: 244 times
Age: 33

Re: Gopher Basketball 2020-2021

Post by Beauner » Wed Feb 17 8:00 pm

No Gabe Kalscheur tonight. Hopefully Mashburn and Goch can step up.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

Post Reply