Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Gophers hoops team doesn't have much hope when it comes to making the NCAA tournament, but if they win the next two games (Purdue, Illinois) they at least have a shot. And at this point in the season, its more than they deserve.
Put us firmly in the camp of "there's no way they beat Purdue" tonight. Purdue is waaaaaaaaay too much for them. They are going to go small and make Tubby put some guys in to cover the perimeter. Iverson and Sampson are too big and dopey to cover anything outside the lane. They will have to play Westbrook a bunch and that guy is a cancer -- we hope we are wrong, but they just don't match up with them at all. Plus, Damien Johnson basically said Purdue is overrated and he thinks the Gophers have as much or more talent than Purdue - but the Gophers just aren't as nationally hyped. Hmmmm...nothing like lighting a fire under the #3 team in the country who might have over-looked you if you didn't open your big mouth.
We were wrong about USA/Canada and we could be wrong about tonight. Let's hope so.
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Monday, February 1, 2010
We wish we had the real story about why Royce White is leaving the U of M . We honestly don’t have a clue. He’s had trouble with the law and he’s scared for his safety…that’s what we know for sure. Um…okay. That’s it? Like we said, we don’t know what is really going on and how deep the story runs…so…yeah. We don’t know.
What we do know is that we tried to watch some of the Gophers vs. Ohio State game yesterday and it made us sick to think that Tubby Smith could use a player (several players) like White on this team. The offense is almost as anemic as the Gopher football offense and yesterday Tubby’s Titans gave up 85 points – that’s the highest total since he arrived on campus three years ago. The Gophers aren’t going to make the NCAA tournament again this year and if anybody other than Tubby Smith coached this team…we are pretty sure there would be some people crying for a new coach to come in here and turn the program around.