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    Updated through November 30: The Ben Johnson Hire vs. Comparable Hires

    Through December 1. Will update again after Sunday's game at Mississippi State.
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    Updated through November 30: The Ben Johnson Hire vs. Comparable Hires

    Because Penn State is in the same conference and also, like the Gophers, is a bottom 5 program in the Big Ten. …. Gophers, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, and Rutgers, the 5 programs that traditionally are battling to avoid Weakling Wednesday at the Big Ten Tournament. Being that it also has...
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    Updated through November 30: The Ben Johnson Hire vs. Comparable Hires

    I'll update this occasionally on this thread. So far, so good for these guys, especially Ben & TJ.
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    Ben Johnson has more road victories this year than Pitino had all of last year

    Worth noting, two of our "bigs" (Ihnen & Fox) are either out or most likley out for the season. Pretty sure Johnson didn't plan for that. How huge would it be just to have one of those guys? Oh well, that's the hand Gophers have been dealt. Let's just treasure every win the Gophers get this...
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    Gophers 4th in this week’s win strength rankings

    For clarity, here's how I distribute points for each team. It's based on a team's wins + the number of wins by the opponents they've defeated. All DI wins are treated equally (1 point), while wins vs. a non-D1 opponent earns 1/2 of a point. Here's the Gophers as an example: 5 Division I wins...
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    In-Season Field of 68 Projection #2

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Here’s our second in-season Field of 68 projection. As a reminder, at this early point of the season this is more of a projection of future results than it is about tournament resume. That will change once we have enough data from actual game results. For now I’m using KenPom...
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    College Basketball 2021-2022 Thread

    Yep, Tre was one of the guys I didn’t mind losing. Was never gonna’ be anything more than a bit player. Losing Mash was the one that hurt. He’s going to be a really good 4-year college player.
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    SEC's 8 Bids Leads 1st In-Season Field of 68 Projection

    EDEN PRAIRIE , MN -- With much fanfare, my first in-season “Field of 68” projection for the 2021-22 college basketball season has arrived. NET rankings have yet to be released by the NCAA (not that they mean much until at least February), so until they are I’ll use KenPom rankings (in...
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    Expectations/Goals for 2021-22 Gophers

    I still think 12 wins (including B1G tourney) is about right, though now 8-2 or better in non-conference appears a lot more attainable. Encouraged by what we’ve seen so far, but I agree with what Robbie Hummel said during championship game. … Gophers are one injury away at any position from...
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    Tonight 5:30 CT, ESPNU. If Gophers win, championship game Sunday at 6:30 on ESPN2. If they lose, 3rd-place game Sunday at 4 on ESPNU.
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    Souhan: Lindsay Whalen and Ben Johnson are connected despite different Gophers timelines

    Lindsay’s honeymoon period should be about over. Program seems as stale as it was at the end of the Borton era. Year 4 there should be some on-court results expected?
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    Gophers favored by 11 over Kansas City

    Haslametrics projects roughly a 74-60 Gopher win.
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    Gophers favored by 11 over Kansas City

    Current lines for other Big Ten games on Opening Night: ILLINOIS -30.5 Jackson INDIANA -23.5 Eastern Michigan IOWA -21.5 Longwood MARYLAND -22 Quinnipiac Michigan State +4 Kansas NEBRASKA -16 Western Illinois NORTHWESTERN -23 Eastern Illinois OHIO STATE -17 Akron Lines not announced yet for...
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    Oklahoma State gets postseason ban, so a tweak to preseason Field of 68 projection

    The NCAA announced today that Oklahoma State is banned from the 2022 NCAA Tournament for infractions uncovered as part of the FBI scandal a few years ago. The postseason ban was supposed to happen last season, but OSU did an admirable job stalling the punishment so that it wouldn't occur during...
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    What's Our Rotation Looking Like 2021 Season?

    Only 1 meaningless game, but first impression is Gophers will (among other things) struggle mightily on the boards, and our guards will be highly susceptible to pressure. First gut reaction is I’d take the under on my preseason projection of 4 Big Ten wins. Individually, Battle will be a Big...
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    ***Exhibition Gameday Thread - New Look Gophers VS Concordia St.Paul****

    The good thing is they’re not enforcing it. I put my mask on when I had my ticket scanned, then once I was in the concourse took it off and never put it on again. No one said a word, and my seat my is located right where a couple ushers stand the entire game. When it gets right down to it, my...
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    Week 9 Other Games Thread

    Not really all that amazing. Michigan hasn’t won a Big Ten title since 2004. MSU has won 3 since 2010.
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    Week 9 Other Games Thread

    3 appearances. 2-1.

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