2023-2024 Gophers Basketball Schedule Thread


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We are trying to host a Multi team event. Which I believe precludes us from participating…. But I would think your more knowledgeable in that department.
Correct.

Can't be in both a traditional "bracketed" exempt tournament and a MTE. One or the other.

If we're going to be in a non-bracketed MTE, I'd prefer it be one of those where it's 4-team round-robin with the Gophers hosting all the games. Three straight nights of doubleheaders, presumably with at least 2 of the other 3 teams being cupcakes. I like those because fans get "free" basketball (games not involving the Gophers).

Tubby did one of those, I think in his second season. I remember Bowling Green was in it.
 
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Correct.

Can't be in both a traditional "bracketed" exempt tournament and a MTE. One or the other.

If we're going to be in one, I'd prefer it be one of those where it's 4-team round-robin with the Gophers hosting all the games. Three straight nights of doubleheaders, presumably with at least 2 of the other 3 teams being cupcakes. I like those because fans get "free" basketball (games not involving the Gophers).
As always I appreciate your knowledge of these matters.

I think it’s an opportunity to sell the Gophers to other teams. If portal recruiting is the new normal, giving great experiences to basketball players only helps us.
 




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So the Gophers are hosting their own MTE instead of Vegas? If I am reading Rothstein correctly…
 





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And this only adds to the ‘something is off’ about this team/coach/AD relationship. Coyle swinging back at Ben and staff for being umm less than robust this off season
 


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MTE nets Ball State & USC-Upstate for Gophers.

I’m surprised there’s not a third game. This opens up possibility Gophers will only play 30 instead of max of 31.

Perhaps a third game connected to it at a neutral site vs. (presumably) a good opponent?
 
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Correct.

Can't be in both a traditional "bracketed" exempt tournament and a MTE. One or the other.

If we're going to be in a non-bracketed MTE, I'd prefer it be one of those where it's 4-team round-robin with the Gophers hosting all the games. Three straight nights of doubleheaders, presumably with at least 2 of the other 3 teams being cupcakes. I like those because fans get "free" basketball (games not involving the Gophers).

Tubby did one of those, I think in his second season. I remember Bowling Green was in it.

As was Georgia St & Concordia-St Paul, November 2008. Gophers opened up with Concordia on a Friday night, meaning Bowling Green took on Georgia St in a late afternoon neutral game at the Barn.

I remember counting less than 100 attendees for that contest at tip-off. Sort of a prelude to 2020-2021 (and beyond).
 



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Gross. If we actually backed out of the Vegas tourney- that's super pathetic.

I was really looking forward to making that trip.
 

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MTE nets Ball State & USC-Upstate for Gophers.

I’m surprised there’s not a third game. This opens up possibility Gophers will only play 30 instead of max of 31.

Perhaps a third game connected to it at a neutral site vs. (presumably) a good opponent?
This is just pathetic. Dropping out of the Vegas event for Ball State and USC-Upstate?

Didn't we learn anything from last year? A historically weak schedule still only led to two big ten wins. In the era of advanced statistics and algorithms, playing good teams tough on a neutral court is superior to playing bad teams at home.

I'd rather get rocked by SDSU in Vegas than beating Ball State by 9 with 2,500 in the stands. At least we'll know where we're at...

I've supported the staff more than they probably deserve, but this screams weak, scared, and insecure.
 

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MTE nets Ball State & USC-Upstate for Gophers.

I’m surprised there’s not a third game. This opens up possibility Gophers will only play 30 instead of max of 31.

Perhaps a third game connected to it at a neutral site vs. (presumably) a good opponent?
Ditching a real tournament for this?
 


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If you were AD would you reward this staff with a Vegas trip? Neither would Coyle.
 

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Just go to the games. Start being a fan. A Gopher fan. We need to start selling out our miniature football stadium too.
 


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No chance 6-14 keeps the job unless there is some obviously compelling reason to believe there is growth in the program. Non con means nothing if it’s 300 plus teams.
Maybe.
10-1 8-12 would have this team at 18-13 and near the bubble

16-15 is only 2 games away from that


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11-20 (3-17) for a final record
I don’t even need to see the roster or the schedule.
 
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Maybe.
10-1 8-12 would have this team at 18-13 and near the bubble

16-15 is only 2 games away from that



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11-20 (3-17) for a final record
I don’t even need to see the roster or the schedule.
I don't think so. 10-1 against a pathetic cupcake non-conference schedule means going 12-8 to get in and 10-10 in the B1G to get anywhere near the bubble. 8-12 would not be close.
 
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Well Ball State and USC Upstate aren't awful teams(300+) so at least they won't have too much negative affect on our overall SOS. Also, Ball State finished like 50 points higher than us in KenPom, so that's absolutely a game we could lose if they are close to as good as they were last year. Also, should be noted, their coach is way better than ours, so there's that.
 

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As was Georgia St & Concordia-St Paul, November 2008. Gophers opened up with Concordia on a Friday night, meaning Bowling Green took on Georgia St in a late afternoon neutral game at the Barn.

I remember counting less than 100 attendees for that contest at tip-off. Sort of a prelude to 2020-2021 (and beyond).
That was pretty sad, but at least Tubby was in year 1 and we still played UVa and Louisville.
 

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That was pretty sad, but at least Tubby was in year 1 and we still played UVa and Louisville.
Year 2 for Tubby. And this was pre-Tony Bennett Virginia. They finished 10-18 overall, 4-12 in the ACC.
 

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Year 2 for Tubby. And this was pre-Tony Bennett Virginia. They finished 10-18 overall, 4-12 in the ACC.
True on both counts. Though we didn't get to pick the UVa game. If we still end up with 2 power 6 non-conference games, I'll be pleasantly surprised. I expect a Big East game and that's it at this point.
 

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That was pretty sad, but at least Tubby was in year 1 and we still played UVa and Louisville.
Al Nolen went off vs. Louisville in Arizona. Rick P's Cardinals had no answer for Al driving to the bucket.
 

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I don't think so. 10-1 against a pathetic cupcake non-conference schedule means going 12-8 to get in and 10-10 in the B1G to get anywhere near the bubble. 8-12 would not be close.
Meh. If you look at 8-10 win big ten teams the past 5 years or so they’re all near the bubble regardless of their non conference schedule
 
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Meh. If you look at 8-10 big ten teams the past 5 years or so they’re all near the bubble regardless of their non conference schedule
I couldn't help myself, so I did a little research.

Since the 2018-19 season, 8 Big Ten teams finished the Big Ten regular season with a 9-11 record (2 games below .500). 4 of those made the NCAA Tournament (Gophers 2019, Maryland 2020, MSU 2020, Indiana 2022) and 1 other by my estimation (Wisconsin 2023) was near the bubble heading into the Big Ten Tournament but did not make it. The other 3 (Indiana 2020, Purdue 2020, Nebraska 2023) by my estimation were not close to the bubble.

So a little bit of a mixed bag. ... 5 of the 8 were close to the bubble, 4 made it (50%).
 
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