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Minnesota
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:37:16 pm »

Minnesota is having their own letdown game with their first true road test tonight at Nebraska. We will need to hope for a hangover rather than a bounce back game from them
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:39:39 pm »

They are talented.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:48:09 pm »

Their offense seems to be on a downward trend, partly due to increasing competition.  They are having trouble scoring tonight.  Nebraska like Houston plays at a snail's pace.  That's always tough on the road for an uptempo team.  They will probably like our pace.

Murphy is the type of all-court combo forward that moidered us in the UNC and Houston games.  He's a problem, and they have good talent around him.  We'll see how much we have learned in a week.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 10:16:01 pm »

We need to pack. the. Bud. We owe them.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 10:21:44 pm »

Why did the Big 10 start conference games the first week of December?
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 11:25:39 pm »

Why did the Big 10 start conference games the first week of December?

One of the reasons the Big 10 expanded east was to get into the New York market.  The Big 10 is playing its conference tournament this season at Madison Square Garden, but so is the Big East, as always.  To avoid a scheduling conflict, the Big 10 had to shoe-horn a week's worth of games into early December and schedule its tournament a week early.

As a result, Big 10 teams will have a fairly long break before beginning play in the NCAA tournament.  It will be interesting to see how the time off affects their performance.

 
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 11:28:02 pm »

We need to pack. the. Bud. We owe them.

We. Need. To. Not. Play. Soft.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 11:31:08 pm »

Albeit a very slow start, tonight's game was a good tuneup for Saturday's big game.
As discussed in other threads, the Hogs have a re-occurring problem with getting off to slow starts. Maybe it it's all about the personnel, I don't know.
But otherwise, a strong finish and good game.

For Minnesota, I've already said we win both games this week. Sticking to that. We're always tough at home, but you can't tell me these guys won't remember what happened up there last year. I have to believe we will be fired up to play. I just don't see us losing this game. They are ranked #12, so a good feather in cap to get this win. I wouldn't go far as to say we need it, but it will serve us very well later, and I think we'll get it.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 05:14:37 am »

I agree HD.

Got to get the line-up and rotations down and hopefully get to a ten player rotation that Anderson feels comfortable utilizing. If he can be comfortable subbing out each position so that no one gets gassed, then we can be something pretty good.

Hopefully Day-Day keeps coming on. That would give CMA five bigs to rotate and five guard/wings/small forward types. Legs would be there in the six-eight minutes of the game when Anderson likes to make that final push.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 08:12:32 am »

We to stomp on them while they are down. WPS
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 09:05:42 am »

One of the reasons the Big 10 expanded east was to get into the New York market.  The Big 10 is playing its conference tournament this season at Madison Square Garden, but so is the Big East, as always.  To avoid a scheduling conflict, the Big 10 had to shoe-horn a week's worth of games into early December and schedule its tournament a week early.

As a result, Big 10 teams will have a fairly long break before beginning play in the NCAA tournament.  It will be interesting to see how the time off affects their performance.

 
Interesting.  Thanks for the info.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 09:08:46 am »

It's gonna be a major challenge. They have a couple of horses who are the type we've had a hard time with thus far this year. Gafford will be key if he can stay out of foul trouble.

Lynch, 6-10, 260, 8.6 rpg, 11.6 ppg
Murphy, 6-8, 240, 12.8 rpg, 19.9 ppg

Gafford, 6-11, 234, 5.7 rpg, 11.7 ppg
Thomas, 6-8, 225, 5.8 rpg, 5.8 ppg

Gafford is the only guy we have who can go toe-to-toe with those two, who are on the court at the same time.

Will the Bud have a sell out crowd? That would make a difference. The game time is perfect for people to make it from central Arkansas.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 09:11:23 am »

This game on SEC network Sat at 5:45?   My Directv guides says it is Missouri and some other team not Hogs-MN?
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 10:34:25 am »

The SEC Network site says #14 Minnesota vs Arkansas - 6:45 Eastern Time --  5:45 local

Green Bay vs Missouri is at 9 pm eastern time.

http://www.secsports.com/tv-schedule/_/date/20171209
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 10:57:39 am »

Its going to take maximum effort that's for sure and staying out of foul trouble (Gafford).   Would love to beat them and think we can but its not going to be easy.   If I was there I would yelling my ass off trying to "WILL" the team to win, it needs to be packed and the atmosphere "electric" for these Hogs to feed off.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 01:43:49 pm »

Minnesota has one of the better starting fives we'll see all year, but those starters play a lot of minutes because the Gophers are not deep.  Back in August they lost Eric Curry for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, and Dupree McBrayer is apparently still not 100% after a recent leg injury/infection.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 01:50:06 pm »

Strategy will need to be to wear them down. Game should be tight the first 30+ minutes, hopefully their lack of depth will come into play during the final stretch.

I think we take it by 8-10 points with the margin coming at the end.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 02:39:18 pm »

Think tickets will be available outside BWA?
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 02:50:26 pm »

The SEC Network site says #14 Minnesota vs Arkansas - 6:45 Eastern Time --  5:45 local

Green Bay vs Missouri is at 9 pm eastern time.

http://www.secsports.com/tv-schedule/_/date/20171209
Thanks Ham....guess I should have checked there. Was a little peeved that game would get trumped by Missouri versus Bugtussle Tech
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 05:27:51 pm »

It's gonna be a major challenge. They have a couple of horses who are the type we've had a hard time with thus far this year. Gafford will be key if he can stay out of foul trouble.

Lynch, 6-10, 260, 8.6 rpg, 11.6 ppg
Murphy, 6-8, 240, 12.8 rpg, 19.9 ppg

Gafford, 6-11, 234, 5.7 rpg, 11.7 ppg
Thomas, 6-8, 225, 5.8 rpg, 5.8 ppg

Gafford is the only guy we have who can go toe-to-toe with those two, who are on the court at the same time.

Will the Bud have a sell out crowd? That would make a difference. The game time is perfect for people to make it from central Arkansas.

Trey's mass may come in handy against Lynch.  Trey was more effective in SEC play last year than in nonconference, mainly because SEC teams tend to have a true big in the lane rather than a combo-forward at center.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 05:35:54 pm »

Think tickets will be available outside BWA?
There are ALWAYS tickets available outside.
Here is the benchmark game: Feb 1995, Super Bowl Sunday Arkansas vs Kentucky
Biggest game ever.
Walking in the arena that day, there were numerous people selling tickets. This the gold standard game I use for 'ticket availability'.

So compare that to this day and age when there is maybe 30% of the demand for Hog bball tickets, you should never have any trouble walking up and getting in. I wouldn't think twice about driving five hours, even, and worrying about getting in.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 06:54:49 pm »

Think tickets will be available outside BWA?

There will be, but I'd probably expect to pay above face value.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 06:56:55 pm »

There are ALWAYS tickets available outside.
Here is the benchmark game: Feb 1995, Super Bowl Sunday Arkansas vs Kentucky
Biggest game ever.
Walking in the arena that day, there were numerous people selling tickets. This the gold standard game I use for 'ticket availability'.

So compare that to this day and age when there is maybe 30% of the demand for Hog bball tickets, you should never have any trouble walking up and getting in. I wouldn't think twice about driving five hours, even, and worrying about getting in.

Cool. Thanks. I live in Bentonville now so 30 mins. Haha
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 12:31:17 pm »

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 01:07:51 pm »

Going to see the jelly ROLL!
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 02:40:21 pm »

I see they have group rates for groups of 10 or more. Anyone know how much of a discount you get on group tickets?
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