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Coach Smith Fired For All The Right Reasons


The national media would have you believe Tubby Smith is a good guy and shouldn't have been fired. Norwood Teague made the decision for the right reasons.

Gophers Lose BTT Opener


Ten losses out of 11 games. That's how Tubby Smith's fourth version of maroon and gold finishes the season. Neither GN or I can stomach writing a game thread, so let's just have it it in the...

That Felt Familiar -- Gophers Lose Again


Use this as an open thread to vent about an 8th loss in 9 games. Truly the most frustrating Gophers season in my lifetime -- and that includes the Dan Monson era. I'll update this post in the...

Basketball Development Center Update With Renderings


A constant topic among University of Minnesota basketball fans in recent weeks (and really ever since Tubby Smith arrived) is the University's efforts to keep up with the Jonses and build a...

Gophers Give Away Lead, Lose Again


The Gophers needed this one. The Gophers had this game won. And then Tubby Smith watched as his team let Michigan State end the game on a 14-1 run. The Gophers lost 53-48 and fell to 6-9 in...

Penn State 66, Minnesota 63


The Gophers stormed back from a 10 point deficit with less than 10 minutes to play Thursday night in Happy Valley and took a late lead before fumbling away two critical possessions and watching T...


Uh-Oh for Sidney Lowe

I've always paid attention to Sidney Lowe, probably because I followed his time with the Timberwolves.  I saw this today at Rush the Court, my favorite college hoops site. It must have been rough...

For Minnesota Basketball, Excuses Are Mostly Legitimate

Tubby Smith deserves more praise than blame for his tenure at Minnesota. An in-depth look at Tubby's four years in Minnesota.

Gophers Top Cold Shooting Hawkeyes

The Gophers snapped a four-game skid Sunday night, playing some of their best basketball in weeks as they easily handled the cold-shooting Iowa Hawkeyes 62-45 in Iowa City. The win was a must for...

Tubby's Gophers Lose Fourth Straight

The Gophers left Williams Arena Thursday night having lost its fourth straight, second straight at home, and fell to 5-7 in conference play. At this point, there should be no talk of the bubble or...

#1 Buckeyes Make it Look Easy Against Gophers

Williams Arena was rocking. The undefeated #1 Ohio State Buckeyes were in town to face the #20 Golden Gophers. An upset was possible. After all, this Buckeyes team had looked vulnerable in recent...

A Q&A With Andre Hollins

If you're anything like me, you can't get enough news and notes about future Golden Gophers basketball players. With that in mind, I reached out to Minnesota commit Andre Hollins and asked him if...

Purdue Holds Down Home Court, Salvages Season Split With Gophers

While any loss is disappointing, Saturday's 73-61 loss in West Lafayette isn't surprising nor troublesome. The depleted Gophers ran into a hot-shooting Boilermakers squad that desperately needed to...

Gophers Size Enough Against Northwestern

Not many teams could survive losing two point guards capable of starting in the Big Ten in a matter of weeks. But Tubby Smith's Gophers are surviving and thriving with Devoe Joseph opting to wear...

Gophers Survive Road Test, Nolen Injury

Give the Gophers credit. Not for winning a Big Ten road game against a rebuilding Michigan Wolverines team. Give them credit for stepping up as a team in the face of yet more adversity. This time...

Hoffarber Leads Minnesota Past #8 Purdue

Blake Hoffarber's sweet left-handed stroke had venerable Williams Arena rocking Thursday night as the #25 Gophers upended #8 Purdue 70-67. Hoffarber's 26 points helped Minnesota to what was...

Gophers Come Close, Fall 67-64 to Ohio State


If it's possible, the Golden Gophers are even more baffling to me after losing 67-64 to undefeated Ohio State Sunday afternoon. I'm not sure exactly how the Gophers only lost by 3 points or how the...

Gophers Get First Big Ten Win

Minnesota Golden Gophers Get First Big Ten Win over Indiana.

Can Al Nolen save Minnesota?


That's the headline of a post from Ken Pomeroy at Basketball Prospectus. Here's a snippet: Now, Minnesota is probably not a worse team with Al Nolen on the floor. But whatever boost he brings is easily overwhelmed by the variability in the performance of his teammates over the course of six games, which indicates that Nolen’s influence is that of a role player more than a star. Basically, if Minnesota is going to finish in the top four of the Big Ten, it’s either going to take some luck in close games, or substantial improvement from the team as a whole.

Gophers Slog Through Against Akron

The Gophers didn't impress Wednesday night in a win over Akron at Williams Arena. But they did just enough to win, so that's good, right? The Zips are just the latest team to take advantage of a...

Exploring Minnesota's Struggles After Triumph in Puerto Rico

Following the Gophers strong showing during the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, which included triumphs over North Carolina and West Virginia, some jubilant Minnesota fans began drawing comparisons between...


Tubby Confident About New Practice Facility

Via a Tweet from Doogie. ... Tubby recently chatted w/ incoming pres. Eric Kaler... So, Tubby, could you get a new practice facility? "Not could, we will." Great to hear! Let's hope this is a...

Defense Stiffens As Gophers Cruise Against EKU

The Gophers held Eastern Kentucky scoreless for the first 10 minutes of the second half and Ralph Sampson III filled up the stat sheet as Minnesota cruised at home to a 71-58 win Saturday...

Gophers Pass First Road Test, Beat St. Joseph's

It wasn't always pretty. And it wasn't dominating. But the Gophers won their first road test of the season Monday night in Philadelphia, beating St. Joseph's 83-73. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers...

Jerry Kill Will Be Minnesota's Next Coach


Rivals is reporting confirmation that Northern Illinois' Jerry Kill will be the next coach of the Golden Gophers. Joe Schad of ESPN is reporting the same on his Twitter feed. And the STrib is...

Gophers Slip Past Cornell

The Gophers pulled out a 71-66 win Saturday night over the Cornell Big Red. That's the good news. The bad? The Gophers again played no perimeter defense, had just occasional consistency on...

Weekend Coaching Search Open Thread


For all coaching rumors, tidbits and Twitter updates and Joel Maturi bashing. I'm currently predicting Randy Edsall or Randy Shannon. I'm thinking it will be a Randy. We'll see.

Virginia Smacks #13 Minnesota


We can blame the loss on Al Nolen's injury if it makes us feel better, but the way Minnesota played in the second half Monday night, they didn't deserve a win, with or without their starting point...

Joseph, Nolen and Williams Updates


Lots of news surrounding your #15/#17 Golden Gophers. This all according to Myron Medcalf's Twitter page. First the good: 1) Devoe Joseph is expected back Monday when the Gophers face Virginia in the ACC - Big Ten Challenge. This is obviously great news. 2) Rodney Williams' ankle seems to be OK. An MRI, per Myron, revealed no serious injury, though Rodney might miss the UVA game. And the bad news: 3) Myron suggests Al Nolen's foot injury could keep him out multiple games. If true, the timing would allow Joseph to get comfortable at the point and off guard spots. It would also give Maverick Ahanmisi time to develop. But Nolen has been nothing short of outstanding thus far and the Gophers need him moving forward, and it'd be nice if Nolen and Joseph get some saw some court time together before the Big Ten season rolls around.

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