Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Gophers 70, Bucknell Bison 58

 

The Bucknell Bison gave the Minnesota Gophers all that they could handle in the season opener on Friday night.

Winning by a score of 70 to 58, the Gophers were challenged all night by a pesky Bison team.

Trevor Mbakwe led the way for the Gophers, which will have to be the theme on most nights throughout the 2011-12 season. [Read more…]

Minnesota Gophers, Bucknell Bison Open Season in Moments

The 2011-12 Gophers basketball season will tip off momentarily, as the Bison from Bucknell come to town.

The Gophers, who ended last season losing 10 of their last 11 games, look to get off on the right foot against the perennial NCAA tournament darling Bison.

The Gophers will rely heavily on the shoulders of senior forward Trevor Mbakwe. [Read more…]

Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Gophers 72, Augustana Vikings 60

I guess that’s why they play preseason games.

Last Tuesday we saw division two Bemidji State go blow for blow with the Gophers. Last week, division two Northern State Wolves upset the Butler Bulldogs in their preseason contest.

While on paper these games seem like sure blowouts. One must remember that for these small division two schools, this is their shot to show that they deserved that scholarship that was given to the non-local kid.

This sentiment was seen in full force on Monday night as the Augustana Vikings gave the Minnesota Gophers all that they could handle in their preseason contest. [Read more…]

Gophers Basketball Can’t Sleep on Michigan

darius morris

Glen Rice is long gone, the Fab Five are nothing but a distant memory, and recent stars Manny Harris and Deshawn Sims aren’t walking through that door. [Read more…]

Maturi Shows Intelligent Restraint with Mbakwe Mishap

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Different situations call for individual attention and selective punishment. [Read more…]

Gophers Look Shaky in First Game Without Devoe Joseph

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If Gopher fans were looking for encouragement after their program’s week from hell, they didn’t find it Tuesday night. [Read more…]

The Backdoor Cut Analyzes the Minnesota Gophers Basketball Team’s Hot Start

Blake Hoffarber

The Gophers Basketball Team is 5-0 with a Puerto Rico Tip-Off win under their belts and wins over four 2010 NCAA tournament teams….Trevor Mbakwe was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and the Gophers have smooth sailing to an undefeated non-conference season…The Backdoor Cut breaks down how the Gophers have done it and what they need to do to keep the good times rolling around Williams Arena.

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Minnesota Gopher Basketball Hot, but Can it Last?

Tubby Smith

The Minnesota Gophers basketball team is the hottest in the country right now.

As pretty as those words sound to what Tim Brewster once called “Gopher Nation”, the last two of that sentence are the ones that will matter the most in the long run.

With great success comes great scrutiny, and with great scrutiny you might start to see things that you may not want to.

Is that the case with this team?

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Mbakwe Wins Big Ten POW, Gophers Win Puerto Rico Top-Off, Minnesota Rolling

Al nolen

Losing your 2009-10 leading scorer, your best overall defender, and then right before the season your team’s most explosive scorer sounds like a lot to deal with for a program.

Apparently it’s not.  [Read more…]

5 Reasons Gopher Basketball Finishes in Big 10’s Top 3

Tubby Smith

Royce White gone, Cory Joseph never arriving, leading scorer graduated, no impact recruits.

Now that we have the negatives out of the way, it’s time to flip the script and turn our attention to the optimism flying around the Minnesota Gophers Basketball program with the top five things that could lead the Gophers to the top of the Big Ten conference. [Read more…]

Royce White, Trevor Mbakwe, and the Mess That is Minnesota Gophers Basketball

Royce White

The Minnesota Gophers Basketball team’s offseason just keeps getting longer. [Read more…]

Cory Joseph Spurns Minnesota, Chooses Texas

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By Mike Gallagher

This isn’t exactly what the Minnesota Gophers basketball team had in mind when picturing their offseason. [Read more…]