I hear people at state schools pray too.Group prayer, Baylor is private Christian university
That was a really good match. It was a grind and these two teams kept going at each other. That was a hard fought win by the Gophers!Great effort getting a win without playing their best. Could have caved multiple times. Mental toughness. Lots of courage. Very impressive.
Nice gesture. Hopefully they were sensitive to the folks not of Christian background but other faith as well.Group prayer, Baylor is private Christian university
What about that ol' cliche about it being tough to beat a team 3 times in one season? So you're saying there's a chance?!Yes Wisconsin is a top 4 seed so they earned the right to host a regional. Will be a tall order for the Gophers to beat Wisky but anything can happen I guess.
Pitt also swept upstart, unseeded Kansas, who had (upset?) unseeded Oregon and then upset seeded Creighton in Omaha.Brief recap of today's action. Tournament has largely become an ACC (3-0 today) and Big Ten (4-2) affair. Louisville, Pittsburgh and GA Tech all had straight set impressive wins - Wisconsin and Nebraska won easily as well. Purdue continues to be the cardiac kids – down 14-10 in the fifth set, they rallied for the win. The other winner (besides MN) was #2 seed Texas who squeaked by #15 Washington after being down 2 sets.
The Wisconsin–MN and Louisville-GA Tech matchups on Saturday guarantee at least 1 ACC and 1 Big Ten team in the final four. And Purdue-Pitt and Nebraska-Texas should be competitive matches. Big Ten has a chance to send 3 of 4 teams to the finals.
MN-WI match is Saturday, 7p on ESPNU
None of these is wrong."The Gophers are too thin in the back; they aren't aggressive enough on their kill opportunities; they can't pass; they have no offense from their middles; they're no good on first contact; they don't have enough fire; they don't put on enough pressure with their serves; they depend too much on one player; they don't set well; they can't cover tips; the coach is too resistant to change."
This game is just gravy. We made it as far as we should have; which is a great season.Handing them the set with so many tips instead of full swings
Hear! Hear! The only match of the night to be only 3 sets. THAT is embarrassing.Disappointing to get swept by Becky.....
The other two teams that lost tonight were a 6 seed and an 8 seed. They were better than us this year. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Wisconsin beat those exact victors in those previous games (Louisville and Pitt) to win it all.Hear! Hear! The only match of the night to be only 3 sets. THAT is embarrassing.
Our setting was inferior as well as focus. I could feel the drive get sucked out of the team in the middle of the third set.
I'll be happy when we win a National Championship and have more National Championships than Wisconsin.The other two teams that lost tonight were a 6 seed and an 8 seed. They were better than us this year. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Wisconsin beat those exact victors in those previous games (Louisville and Pitt) to win it all.
I guess what I find frustrating is that some fans want us to be better than we are. Fans should want their teams to play to their potential. A team can’t be better than their best potential.
We did great and we should be happy.
Maybe that will happen one day… but EVERYBODY knew from the start of the season it wasn’t going to be this year.I'll be happy when we win a National Championship and have more National Championships than Wisconsin.
Ya know, it sorta feels like the Gophers just lost to a Badger team with 6 returning starters from a Final Four team - 5 of which are now super seniors who would have normally used up their eligibility already. Yes, oh, the embarrassment!Hear! Hear! The only match of the night to be only 3 sets. THAT is embarrassing.
Our setting was inferior....