- May 17, 2013
- Reaction score
Was this the best defensive game played by the Gophers under Pitino?
That's the thing, they had some rallies, but Gophers never really let them have a run. I think Michigan had one 9-0 stretch and that was it.
Michigan was down 13, drained a 3, then got a steal for a dunk to cut it to 8. Was thinking “here they come” but the gophers stemmed the tide and rolled. Nicely done by all involved.
You have been consistent in your message, and today’s game proved your point loud and clear. 0-12 from three at the half, yet led against a top-10 team? All about defense. Let’s hope this message gets through to the team, and they bring it every game from this point on.By far. And it is why i always have loved defense more as you can bring it with you everyday, anywhere.
The only drought was the last five and a half minutes of the 1st half where we went 0-8 from the field (5 missed 3 pointers) and allowed Mich to move within 3. Good D and 6-6 free throws for the last 2 and a half minutes increased our lead back up to 7 by the end of the halfYep, I was waiting for our traditional 5 minute scoring drought. Not today!
You are correct. It is fun to watch a team lock down the opponent defensively. Michigan did it to us 10 days ago and it was really fun to watch how connected we were today. I like watching effort in basketball, ball movement, hard cutting, and especially great defense even if it leads to more missed shots. It is why college basketball is so much more interesting to me than the NBA.By far. And it is why i always have loved defense more as you can bring it with you everyday, anywhere.
Really? He's extremely annoying. Maybe he's better in games where the Gophers aren't playing....because he's always had a hatred for the Gophers and it is really apparent when he calls our games.If you can get past the arrogance of Dakich, I actually like the games he calls because he is pretty insightful for the most part.