Gabe being aggressive and driving to the hoop was huge tonight. Will only open up the 3 pt line for him if he keeps it up. Oturu, Marcus, Gabe, and Willis could become a tough lineup if they keep gelling and growing. Demir and Jarvis have started to show signs that they belong on a B1G court.It was a great win, no question.
Carr may never have another game like this and expecting 35 again is not reasonable. So who will make up the difference when Carr scores 10..13..15 or even 17?
There were other positives from today. Williams looked the part, Demir actually showed he belonged in in the BIG during the first half, Big Daniel stayed out of foul trouble and didn't back down, while Omersa was a positive force. Gabe has shown that he has the ability to dribble/drive and not just launch 3's.Lets hope Willis recovers quickly as the bench is very thin. The D was tough, made OSU work for their points and also was very pesky as they had 8 steals and also boarded well.
Now we will see if this will translate to more consistent play going forward.
"Looks beautiful, but those twinkle lights aren't twinkling there Clark." ???Obviously, the Gophers played by far their best game of the season.
(for menno - I was thinking more of the Lawrence Westbrook game against Wisconsin in 2006 for a comparison.)
It will be interesting to see how the Gophs look in the next game. I would hope that they can find a more consistent level of play.
But, if they can play at a level even close to this - at least for the home games - they can still post a decent record in the B1G. the early-season losses may hurt a little bit in terms of post-season chances, but if the Gophs can come up with a couple more quality wins, that might balance things out.
It just goes to show you how wacky sports can be - that the same team can play so poorly against Iowa and turn around and beat OSU in the span of a week.
Careful there, buddy!AGAIN!
GREAT BALL MOTION! GREAT DEFENSE! GREAT SHOT SELECTION! DOING ALL THE LITTLE THINGS!
Otherwise known as the shot going down.
To those of you who are sissies and couldn't live through a few games where the shot just didn't go down. Asked stupid questions. Well.