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The Gophers Richard Pitino reaches desperation mode with Joey King hurt and goes on a manhunt for replacement players.;)

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24th in the nation! When is the last time they've been ranked?

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30 minutes ago, JBMasterAngler said:

24th in the nation! When is the last time they've been ranked?

 

Evidently it's been about 4 years.

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Looks like the Gophers are back to normal. Got thumped pretty bad against Michigan State. I only saw a little bit of the end of the game so I'm not sure what happened.

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That's about how long their ranking lasted the last time also, wasn't it? 

 

While I fully expected them to be a better team this year, I also didn't think of them as anything more than NIT bound. Still nice to see them get a couple conference wins though.

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2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

That's about how long their ranking lasted the last time also, wasn't it? 

 

While I fully expected them to be a better team this year, I also didn't think of them as anything more than NIT bound. Still nice to see them get a couple conference wins though.

 

Anything should be better than last year. I haven't seen much of them yet this year except the second half of the Ohio State game but I love to watch Richard Coffey's kid. Hopefully he just keeps getting better. The sad part is it seems the Gophers have a hard time recruiting these good players unless they are the offspring of a former Gopher alumni.

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Boy, it sounds like after last night, some of you have given up hope already.

Last night is one of two games this year they have looked pedestrian.  I doubt they will shoot 30% very many games this year.

I think it would have been tough for just about anyone to match Michigan states energy last night.  I can see this team as a 22 win team.  Should be good enough to make the tournament.

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2 hours ago, Big Dave2 said:

 

Anything should be better than last year. I haven't seen much of them yet this year except the second half of the Ohio State game but I love to watch Richard Coffey's kid. Hopefully he just keeps getting better. The sad part is it seems the Gophers have a hard time recruiting these good players unless they are the offspring of a former Gopher alumni.

Well I agree this may have been true in recent years...it seems this is maybe changing. Next season they have 2 kids from NY coming in, 1 of which (Isiah Washington) is the #1 pg recruit from NYC...the kid can flat out ball and I think his ceiling will only rise since he committed/signed.

 

I think NCAA tourney is realistic this year, and they could even make a small run. I honestly think this team can beat anyone, I also think they can lose any game as the pieces are quite there yet. They did lose Fitzgerald before the season that was expected to add a lot. Looking into next season the only player they lose will be springs he is def a spark off the bench and veteran presence. However with Mason being a senior guard next year I think that team could be real legit!

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Caught the game on the radio today. That's the gophers that I'm used to :eek: Looks like it's all downhill from here.

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Winless since the ranking. Wow! Pitino's seat getting warm yet?

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At least they've already won more Big 10 games than last year, right? I'm always told by Gopher fans that means "they're heading in the right direction".  :D

Maybe Fleck can coach basketball too?

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When was the last time the Goofs beat 2 ranked teams in a season?  Pretty good second half last night to stretch their win streak to 5.

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I think they just locked their bid for a tournament appearance. The only loss that may have set them back would be that disaster game against penn state. 

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They were already in even before last night, I think. Now they are working on getting a decent seed. I think a 6 or better is a lock, as long as they don't throw up on themselves and lose the rest. Could go as high as a 4 if they win out and win a couple in the conference tourney.

Hard to believe they were 8-23 a year ago!

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Wow what a run they have been on lately.   Pitino has definitely rewarded the fan base after last season, with the best big ten season in the last 20yrs. With a win against the Badgers they will get a double bye in the big 10 tournament.

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4 hours ago, hoppe56307 said:

Wow what a run they have been on lately.   Pitino has definitely rewarded the fan base after last season, with the best big ten season in the last 20yrs. With a win against the Badgers they will get a double bye in the big 10 tournament.

 

Just a month ago saying "a win against the Badgers" would have been laughable, and now it seems likely! Quite a turn-around...getting hot at the right time!

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Posted (edited)

What's the over/under Pitino gets cheated out of big ten coach of the year by the Northwestern coach?

Edited by JBMasterAngler

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Posted (edited)

He deserved it, he flipped the record from last year 8-23 to 23-8 this year.  I saw a projection for the NCAA tourny that has the Gophers as high as a 5 seed. 

14 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Never mind :)

 

Edited by hoppe56307

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