***OFFICIAL MINNESOTA VS PRINCETON ASHEVILLE CHAMPIONSHIP IN-GAME THREAD!!!***


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Missing FT, turning it over, not playing anyone on the bench. Those things are all true. Nor sure why we should be happy/positive about them?
You do know that this team isn't an NCAA tourney team, right?
 











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Wasn't sure they were going to have the gas to get it done....but that was a gutsy effort. Willis and Battle are sharpshooters. Liked the aggressiveness by Sutherlin too.

And I got a little lucky....with OT pushing the second half over 71.
 










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Not mentioning free throws but need to get more/better looks from three range. Princeton forced us into an ugly game so need to figure out how to counter that.
 




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45% from the foul line. Left about 14 points out there. Really shaky against a press, showing a desperate need for a point guard. Isaiah Washington where are you? 😏
Yep, winning these three is nice. Perhaps we pull out a game or two in the B1G. Looking for Ben to simply establish culture. Certainly these kids played solid defense.
Seeing that trophy makes me want to take a trip to Asheville and go kayaking.
 

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In addition to kayaking......go there for the craft beer. Very under-rated in that aspect.
 

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Going to be a tough year, but great to see them off to a 3-0 start. You can tell it is a very experienced team. Battle looks like the real deal.
It will be, but we need to celebrate all the Ws and that our coaches have a plan/clue and are implementing - think of where we can be in a few years!
 

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A couple of observations (and, no, I won't mention free throws):

-- Amazing that no Gopher fouled out in that game

-- Sutherlin should play more than he does; Stephens is OK but Sutherlin has more all around game

-- I really like Luke Loewe. He's a solid blue collar player with a great motor. He fights through screens very well.

-- Johnson is going to have to figure out how to get a couple more players in there for additional minutes; as much as I'm impressed by the team gutting through 50 minutes tonight mostly with only 7 players, doing that in the Big Ten is going to be far worse.
 

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How bad is Treyton Thompson to not crack this lineup?
Didn’t he sign with Pitino?
 

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45% from the foul line. Left about 14 points out there. Really shaky against a press, showing a desperate need for a point guard. Isaiah Washington where are you? 😏
Yep, winning these three is nice. Perhaps we pull out a game or two in the B1G. Looking for Ben to simply establish culture. Certainly these kids played solid defense.
Seeing that trophy makes me want to take a trip to Asheville and go kayaking.

A game or two? We get Northwestern and Penn State both twice. Nebraska is on the schedule as well. I would think they'll win a few in the Big Ten. Battle and Willis will have some superman games.

Anyways.....get back to work, guys. Improve your best!
 


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I'm pretty impressed with what the coaches and these players have done with what they have. I'm guessing this will be a 75% FT shooting team this year so that part of tonight is an anomaly. Nice win!

I still think this will be a really tough season but I appreciate the effort and they are playing some pretty good basketball. I am happy to see this for Ben and it shows he can make the most out of what he has.
 





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