No reward for U comeback

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 28, 2011 - 3:28 PM

After never leading in the first half, the Gophers extended the game twice before succumbing to Illinois.

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BCanniffDec. 27, 11 9:26 PM

This is getting all too familiar. Every local team seems to excel only in finding ways to lose.

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sunriseparkDec. 27, 11 9:30 PM

Julian Welch really laid an egg when it mattered...when will Tubby find any clutch players? Speaking of Tubby, starting to have a tough time figuring out the difference between his tenure and Dan Monson's wasted years. One similarity...impossible to figure out what their half-court offense is supposed to be doing.

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cooper227Dec. 27, 11 9:30 PM

And to think I thoughy Welch was a clutch player! The missed layup was worse then the FT, what a choke artist. Seriously I can't take this garbage in this state. Why can't we just have a good night once and a while, is that to much to ask for? MAKE a G/D FREE THROW, you shoot 90%, so sick of this!

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cooper227Dec. 27, 11 9:33 PM

Gophers totally outplayed Illinois, but like usual the team from Minnesota doesn't have a go to player, so eventually the other teams stars make play's.This is not on Tubby the made play afte play down the stretch but our "Clutch" PG pi**ed his pants, and choked. Ralph may have had 22, but his lazy ballhandling in OT cost the Gophers the game.

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jonnybgoodDec. 27, 11 9:38 PM

I'm getting tired of RS III standing at the 3 pt line and the guards getting their shots blocked when they go inside and try to make layups. Isn't there something wrong with that picture?

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parikopDec. 27, 1110:12 PM

I am getting tired of the negative comments by fair weather fans. If you don't like the Gophers, find someone else to follow.

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pursuitDec. 27, 1110:16 PM

Ralphie - wake up!! Looks like he is freaking sleep walking. And Welsh, not a clutch player - going to be a long season now that the cream-puff games are behind them.

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mnman70Dec. 27, 1110:21 PM

Same old story here. No half court offense and Sampson is a liability, put the young kid in from Nebraska as at least he gives a da** and plays hard. Williams getting better though which is nice to see.

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cooper227Dec. 27, 1110:43 PM

Fair weather fan's! Do you think I would choose this pathetic school or state to follow if I didn't grow up here. I am not fair weather, I am just an idiot for ever following any team from Minnesota, besides the Twins.

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Lowrie02Dec. 27, 1110:44 PM

name of the game! Make your free throws!

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