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  1. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by GringaGopher View Post
    Now we are moving into the log jam @ 6 wins in the conference. Nice W !
    Nice job regrouping for OT! Now ahead of Nebraska in the standings (assuming they keep losing to Purdue) trying to avoid a Wednesday game at the Big Ten Tournament.


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    Gophers 5 minute 15 point OT outscores 10 minute 8 point fourth quarter, 13 point third quarter, ties 15 point second quarter.

    I wonder how many times that has happened. Must be a record.

    Somebody show them the film of the OT, and say "That's the way we want you to play on the fourth quarter."

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    I had started to give up hope on this team, but they have turned things around with 4 big wins in a row! The lineup change appears to have made a big difference, and they might figure out how to keep things going through the 4th quarter one of these games �� Keep it rolling, Gophers!

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    What a nice comeback in regulation and dominance in overtime. It is great to see the women fight back from a rocky B1G start.

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    Love the Gophers full court pressure with the new lineup. Gophers did a good job of getting the ball to Pitts to shoot free throws in the OT. She's money at the line. NW did a good job of not giving Pitts open threes in the second half after she went off in the first half. Bell...too many turnovers again, but a great job of following her missed shots to get at least 3 rebounds she shouldn't have had. Brunson and Perez with solid games; Bello "held" to 9 boards. No points from Gopher bench...once again we are dealing with the Iron Five, except it's now Perez in the mix instead of Lamke. Gophers with a nice little winning streak now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripledouble View Post
    Love the Gophers full court pressure with the new lineup. Gophers did a good job of getting the ball to Pitts to shoot free throws in the OT. She's money at the line. NW did a good job of not giving Pitts open threes in the second half after she went off in the first half. Bell...too many turnovers again, but a great job of following her missed shots to get at least 3 rebounds she shouldn't have had. Brunson and Perez with solid games; Bello "held" to 9 boards. No points from Gopher bench...once again we are dealing with the Iron Five, except it's now Perez in the mix instead of Lamke. Gophers with a nice little winning streak now.
    The 1-2-1-1 press is great with Taiye at the top and jaz and keke punishing teams for bad passes.
    Keke had a lot of TOs but those are the same drives that gets her 10 free throws.
    Perez is the key. She adds that extra spacing. Now teams are closing out hard creating drives and dishes.
    Taiye ended with 10r. I hope this is the last time we see PKA. she goes hard like taiye, but with a little extra beef.

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    Live by Bell, die by Bell. She better hope, if any scouts are still tracking her, that they skipped the fourth and tuned in for OT. She was headed for the dreaded points/rebounds/turnovers triple-double there for a while

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    9r*

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    A few quick notes before I head out to shovel.

    It was physical; especially for Taiye and Destiny. NW focused on keeping the ball away from Bello and taking the ball away from her. Fortunately, Taiye caused her havoc at mid-court heading the press. It was enough and it was fun. After Destiny made her fourth three in the first half. McKeown had a spirited conversation with Jordan Hamilton who was slow to get out on Destiny. From then on when Hamiltion was on Pitts it was body up with more than a little grabbing. Hamilton got called for one foul; but Destiny got the last laugh at the foul line.

    Inbound Plays...seriously, we need them. Bell inbounds to Pitts who passes back to Bell who dribbles and attempts to deliver the ball to T Bello for a layup in less than 5 seconds.

    Lindsay got a warning from, I think referee Tim Daley. After a so-so foul against the Gophers Lindsay turned to the crowd waving her arms to encourage booing and for good measure pointed at the ref on the side line. I still think Whalen will pick up a technical this season; but this is the closest she come thus far.

    I thought Whalen was more demonstrative in the second half huddles than normal. She appeared perturbed with our slow motion, dribble the ball around, then throw it away offense for some reason.

    Thanks to Scheid for missing the two free throws and the Gopher defense for delivering good win.

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    I was really surprised that Scheid missed both FTs. She had a really solid game and like fellow Minnesotan Wittinger of Illinois, she would have looked good in a Gopher uniform. In an earlier post, I mentioned that the Gophers got no points off the bench today. Nebraska got 30 points from bench player Leigha Brown in their win over Purdue. That's more bench points than the Gophers might get in a half-dozen games. Iggy is right to point out that the game was very physical. I thought the refs missed some calls on both sides, but I also thought it was a game that was difficult to referee. Gophers remaining BIG schedule is difficult, but if they can win Thursday at Purdue, they'll have a 5-game winning streak and they'll have clawed their way back to .500 in the BIG. Gophers remaining schedule includes a rematch at Rutgers , a team that might now be headed in the wrong direction.

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    I am happy for the win, and it was a fun game to be at. Wish the Gophers could have recruited that post Scheid from Elk River. That kid shoots the rock well. Going to need more post players in the years to come. Hard to see one that good playing for another Big 10 team, bit Stollings seemed to have zero interest in local talent. Hopefully this new staff can keep some of the better MN players home.

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    Kind-of a wild game. Although we had an extremely high 22 turnovers, which is 50% higher than our (already too high) average of 15, the saving grace was that we caused 26 Wildcat turnovers. That -4 turnover margin was a big factor in the win. According to the game notes, 33 out of our 73 points came off turnovers. Credit our season-high 14 steals.

    The hot shooting from three was also a big factor (especially in the first half, but .368 for the game). As were Destiny's free throws in OT. And our +9 rebounding margin.

    I don't know if anybody has noticed, but Bell has improved her rebounding significantly this year. I think a lot of it may come from being good about following up on her missed shots. Anyway, in a weird one for the record books, Bell (11 reb) nabs two more rebounds than Bello (9 Reb), who was dueling with one of the other top rebounders in the B1G.

    Perez follows up last game's perfect shooting with 2 for 3 from deep, for a running 5 for 6 threes in the last two games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutDownTheNet View Post
    I don't know if anybody has noticed, but Bell has improved her rebounding significantly this year. I think a lot of it may come from being good about following up on her missed shots. Anyway, in a weird one for the record books, Bell (11 reb) nabs two more rebounds than Bello (9 Reb), who was dueling with one of the other top rebounders in the B1G.
    I also think it has improved; however, in three years of B1G play she's been remarkably consistent. This season she's averaging 5.5 rebounds/B1G game. Last season it was 5.6 and in her first season it was 5.2.

  14. #29

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    I expect the recruiting of Minnesota high school players to change substantially under Whalen. I certainly don't have a problem with going outside the state to land quality players like Pitts, Hubbard, Bello, and Brunson, but when we are stuck with a bench that is not able to contribute on a consistent basis, I would hope that we would be offering scholarships to players like Scheid, Wittinger, Haiby of Nebraska, Gilreath and Frederickson of Wisconsin, etc. Nothing against international players, but I don't see why the previous staff had to go halfway around the world to land some players who can't contribute. This "grass is greener on the other side" mentality didn't work.

    Although it should be pointed out that Stollings was here during a bit of a down cycle for Minnesota girls basketball, the upcoming classes of Minnesota players are loaded with talent and I would hope that the new staff can make its mark and land their share of these talented players. We have already seen that this staff is committed to recruiting the state.

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    Due to travels, I was only able to watch the DVR version of the game. Glad we got the win. Same complaint. We get into the 4th quarter, and then our offensive bogs down trying to eat up clock, we force a shot with 2 or 3 seconds to go, miss, and NU is off to score. We need to do something else. I think there was an earlier post which made the point of we need to do what got us the lead. 8 points in the 4th. We were more than lucky to get out of the 4th with a tie. Great play in OT. I agree that we can't keep putting the minutes on our Iron 5. Once we get to the B1G tournament, it just won't work with such little rest between games. And if we don't win more than 1 in the tournament, we won't make the NCAA (but we are moving closer to an invite to the NIT). Nevertheless, let's enjoy the win today.

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