While it has been nice that we have gotten scoring from everyone we need to find someone who against elite opponents we can lean on and it appears that our best shot is Nolen who did get 14 points and 7 assists. Westbrook forces his shot and is too small, Hoff can't create his own shot and the Twin Towers lack a low post move. The defense did still look good until they got desperate and played outside themselves at the end of the game except we need to improve the rebounding.
One final thought is that I get violently ill anytime I see Jonathon Williams or JAS handle the ball.
I watched the Michigan-Wisconsin game and Michigan looked more brutal than the Gophers. I think they had a couple good games but they don't play enough defense to do anything in the Big 10.
The biggest problem I have with the current BCS is they have ruined New Year's Day football. The only game I want to see is USC - Penn St. How exciting is the nightcap of Virginia Tech - Cincinnati. I'm most excited to watch hockey on New Year's at Wrigley Field.
That is all for now as I go settle down to see if the Gopher Football team can salvage the day with a healthy Decker and a power running game. Happy New Year's everyone.
Stats of the Day
- Jordan Schroeder in WJC 3g, 6a 9pts. Tied for 1st in tournament scoring
- Rebounds: MSU 41, Minnesota 22
- Dallas 67, Timberwolves 38 in the second half