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Tonight, we are all Golden Gophers. Not expecting them to win, but dang would that be nice.
I think the Gohphers give Sparty a game. No road game is easy.
The committee's stance that conference record doesn't matter will be put to the test this year. I think any B10 bubble team should be ahead of the third team out of the Pac-12.
What time/channel is the Minnesota game?
8:30pm EST on BTN
I haven't seen them play at all this year (The only game of ours I missed was the game we played them). I feel like they should be better based on the classes Tubby has been bringing in combined with his coaching (at least I thought he was a good coach). Whats going on there? I know they have some off the court problems last year. Have those carried over?
They lost Mbakwe to an ACL injury in November
cant just walk into the Barn and expect to walk out with a win. I predict a Minny victory to save any chance of post season play.
MSU has had a few huge games back to back so they are prime for a let up game. I dont like let up so I am going with let down instead.
as it could just as easily apply to our next game.
that was the let down game last night. Same type of game and we needed to hit 15 3s and go to overtime to get the win. So maybe my logic will work for Minny
phantom fouls / no big men first half / outscore by 18 in 2nd and OT on the road in the biggest game in the home teams history = Letdown ? ?
I'm not buyin it.
yes it was their biggest game ever in the history of their program. So yes it was a possible let down game did you even watch it? With all the things you wrote it still took 2 huge threes in the last minute and 15 threes total to just pull away in overtime. The game was very winnable by them. So I think it was the making of a let down game but we prevailed which was great.
I didnt watch
I want Minnesota to win so bad, but I just don't see it happening. I think the best chance for State to lose is at IU.
about Ohio last game of the season for a title shot on the line maybe?
They still have to play OSU. Sure, the Buckeyes have struggled lately, but they're still are really good team--much better than IU, at Assembly Hall or otherwise.
It's also senior day for Green. I still think a loss to Indiana is more likely than a loss to Ohio for them. Although both are very possible..
Difficult place to play. I think The Gophers have a legit shot at the upset. Problem is, Sparty knows where they stand and how important the game is... so they're bound to show up ready to play
Other teams we would like to lose tonight include Marquette and Kansas.
Iowa has a legit shot at 9-9 in the Big Ten.
Purdue has an interesting résumé. They're 18-10 and 8-7 in conference, but their RPI was just 55 coming in. Are they in?
I think it is similar to us from the last few years. They make at least .500 in conference I think they're in.
I would think .500 in conference and not exiting in first round of BTT should pretty well be a lock.
Hummel Is scary good, but now you get to come to Crisler. Good luck with that.
Is Byrd back now, or is he still suspended?
The nice thing about Minnesota's nickname is that it's also a cheer:
Shooting lights out from 3 point land is not a good sign for anyone going up against them. WTF is that about!?
Green is playing whack-a-mole.
If you're Minnesota, the one guy you just can't leave wide open repeatedly is Green. Tubby Smith doesn't impress me as a game coach.
If you've ever wondered why it's called the Barn, well...
And there are apparently animals besides Gophers living there. Minnesota senior Ralph Sampson III said players have seen bats and bird flying and mice scurrying through Williams Arena.
Trey Zeigler dropped 33 tonight to go along with 8 rebounds. He would have been a nice pick-up, him and THJr pushing each other would be fun to see.
If Ernie Zeigler is dismissed after this season (not a total shock if it happens given how terrible CMU has been) I wonder if Trey would stay at CMU given that he basically went there to be coached by his father.
WTF is going on here. Four for six from three point land.
Like Smotrycz, Green can step out and shoot.
Not a bad first half. Usually it's a good idea for the away team to have a 10-point lead.
But I would freak out if Smots was holding the ball at center court to start our last possession of the half...
Still have faith in Metrics. You just never know when somebody is going to have that break out game. He's got talent. Just needs to continue to work with Bacari.
A double foul????? Payne fucking tackled him!
Come on Gophers. Hold on for dear life!!!
These refs are pretty whistle happy right now.
Yes they are.
Okay, that technical foul was bullshit. He was going full speed and let go as soon as his momentum stopped. If he dunks and lets go immediately, he could gotten rocked by the basket support.
I do agree with this, however, I think all the refs know that they owe Minn one or two calls after they looked at the double foul on the monitor. That should have been a flagrant on Payne.
I am no MSU fan but that was an awful, awful call. Appling was going full-speed into the dunk and needed to gather himself using the rim or he would have surely crashed to the ground awkwardly.
I agree the technical was BS. He dunked and his momentum carried him backward. As he was going backwards, basically as soon as it was safe, he let go.
You know, Shon Morris sounds like the principal from South Park.
Edit: guidance counselor.
What are the Gophers chances of getting in if they win tonight?
very very good
'Sota up 6 with ball. 12 minutes left. Lets hold on here Minny.
As I type that, Minny turns the ball over.
10:32 left in the game. Not good.
MSU - on the road - is in the bonus with over 10 minutes left. Unreal.
I'm just tuning into the game, but I'd be willing to bet over on trcmb they're complaining about the officials. That's literally all they do over there during basketball season.
The officiating has been crappy, but it's been crappy both ways. The technical on Appling for hanging on the rim so he didn't fall on his back was mind boggling.
And you keep reading them.......... why?
Heh, it was a Minnesota on Minnesota fight between turnovers and fouls. Just really, really poor, undisciplined play out there and that's why they couldn't close the game out.
Please Minnesota. If you guys win this game, I promise we will let you guys get into field goal range on the football field this year. Lets go gophers!
that 3-pt play would have been big time
Ralph Sampson is playing a hell of a game. Minny is in the bonus now as well with 8:48 left, up by 8, MSU ball.
got the RB and then blew the lay in
Is Minnesota playing well or MSU playing poorly?
Oh dear. Minnesota's offense looks like the Amaker era.
Is he serious with that shirt and tie?
It's for Black History month.
Fouls on a 3 pointer. I like.
That was a terrible foul. He wasn't balanced and was fading away. Really bad choice guy.
3 free throw for Minnesota up by 4
Minnesota bailed out big time. Shot clock running down, off balance three point shot by Minny up by 4, Appling fouls on a the shot. 9th team foul for MSU as well.
Keith Appling is B/B- and a punk. Perfect Spartan.
but is there a difference between 0 and 00?
Not sure i've ever seen a team with both, but nromally a player is either 0 (Novak) or 00 (Minnesota has one) i know there have been a couple different people.
The announcers always make a point to say double zero as the persons number, so i'm just curious.
This is the most nervous I've ever been for a non-Michigan game.
Come on gophers! I believe in you guys. BTW, Gus Johnson makes my heart rate goes up.
Welsch 2 ugly TOs turning into 2 easy Sparty buckets might cost them this game.
That was the worst pass I've ever seen... WTF Gophers.
Now a double dribble. Are you kidding?
This is why Minnesota doesn't win more games.
Watching Minnesota makes me appreciate Beilein all the more. The number of idiotic turnovers Minnesota has committed is staggering.
This. This is exactly what I was thinking.
Well they just blew it. Damn
Fuck! The gophers are starting to choke.
Let's Go Go Phers
Let's Let's Go Phers
Let's Go Pher Phers
Go Go Pher Phers
Let's ...you get it.
Hold on, please.
This is a classic Minnesota* finish. Lead the entire game. Totally choke it toward the end.
*Or PSU or NU.
These teams never change.
Let's Go Choke Phers?
Fuck. Offensive goaltending?
I hate them, but MSU is playing awesome defense right now.
MSU plays some good defense
Minnesota doesn't deserve to win. This is freaking pathetic.
and that's why you're Minnesota
Choking on applesauce.
Minnesota, you are absolutely terrible.
Minnesota is horrible....talk about blowing this by throwing the ball away. No one has the balls to take a big shot....just screw around, trying to go one on one when nothing is there and turning it over....you should win this game and now....forget it
can someone give a recap of the game? I was away.
Minnesota essentially dominant until about 5 minutes left (largest lead around 10). Have turned it over repeatedly since including a bunch of awful passes that led to fast break points.
12 to 1 TO margin (Minn vs MSU)....in the seconds half...seemed like they were all in the last 5 min where MSU essentially went on what seemed like a 12 point run
terrible, terrible foul
Minny should go for the win. They stand no chance in OT.
Wow classic chock job, I'm guessing an ugly heave here to lose. Just ugly, ugly, ugly last 5 minutes by Minny.
So what was that. 4 consecutive turnovers on offense and a foul at the top of the three point line with 3 seconds left on the shot clock?
Minnesota is an extremely flawed team. no PG play. no interior play besides sampson
Sure, MSU plays good defense. But Minnesota is a team full of guys scared to shoot. They stand around for 25 second. Nobody moves to the ball. Then somebody chucks it up. Their passing/ballhandling is awful. This is a poorly coached team.
Minnesota needs heimlich maneuver because theyre choking. Please just make a 3 and win it.
Granted, this would be just be gravy, since we all were expecting MSU's loss to come next week, but come on Minnesota . . . this is just pathetic.
Lol really!? A contested 3 with 20 seconds left? What a joke of a program.
That can't be the way they drew that up in the huddle.
That entire last two minutes by minnesota was GARBAGE
Why in the HELL would you shoot that? Have 20 seconds in the game and no shot clock. Awful, awful, awful, decision.
Wow. Sparty is playing great defense, but that shot was just terrible with 20 seconds left.
lol, a fitting end to an amazing choke job my Minn.
State played solid D, tho no question. Why didn't tubby put sampson in earlier?
got on their knees and blew this game
4 straight possessions, and not once did a shot even touch the rim.. That is taking choking to a whole new level
Hah, wow I don't even know what to say anymore....
They needed to hit one shot down the stretch. Tubby being Tubby.
This is probably the worst finish I have ever seen.
I am so disappointed I watched this game.
Worst two minutes of basketball I've ever seen.
Wow Minny is bad at executing. They should've won this game. Shame.
Ya, but we could say the same about Northwestern yesterday. We got lucky it went to OT and then ran away with it. NW had many chances to win that game and just couldn't get it done.
Way to go Minnesota. What a pathetic showing in the last two minutes.
Lmao. 6 straight turnovers now? Go screw yourself Minnesota. If State wins out and we don't get a big ten championship from it, I will hate Minnesota for the rest of my life.
I would much rather Minny get blown out then tease me like this.
but the espn play by play says Minnesota last scored with 3:27 left in the half. That won't win many close games
NOW THEY MAKE A FUCKING 3?!?!
Fuck Minnesota! Get ready for another 58-0 ass kicking on the football field you scrubs.
Fitting...A 3 when it doesn't matter anymore.
Well, now I know how MSU fans felt last night.
Tubby Smith is an awful coach. Only a team that he coached could look like this late in the game. It is baffling how that guy won a national title. And what is up with that bow tie? He looks like the black colonel sanders
I can't believe he won a national title. His team is just horrible at the fundamentals.
At least Minny went down in style with those sharp bow ties.
That's how you pad the stats in the garbage time. You couldn't shoot that when it would have had an effect on the game.
They'll lose at Indiana and maybe against Ohio State. We'll get at least a share of the big ten championship.
What's really annoying is that Minnesota teased us like that, pretending for about 37 minutes that they weren't actually Minnesota.
Holy choke job...
And now some sweet sweet IU vs NCCU action! Super Wednesday!
Next year, make it 72-0. I've never hated Minnesota more. Run it up, Hoke!!
And we don't even have Gopherquest to fall back on. You useless twits. Argh.
Suck it Sparty.
That is the last time I waste a second of my life rooting for the gophers.