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Who do cupcakes play when they need a cupcake?

Posted by skiumahgopher on December 29, 2007

Why they play the Gophers next opponent –the Kennesaw State Owls.

They have won at home twice, but they have beet fodder on the road for noted teams like: Texas State, Western Illinois, & Maryland-Eastern Shore. All teams on the BCS conference cupcake circuit.

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Gophers open with a win on the road

Posted by skiumahgopher on December 28, 2007

The women’s basketball team opened with a 74-63 victory at Michigan State.

Good things:

Over 50% from the field
Didn’t let DeHaan touch the ball (only 4 shots)
FG defense – MSU shot 40.9%

Bad things:

FT shooting Fox was 7-8, the rest of the team 8-21
Bench outscored 17-6
4 starters over 30 minutes (will take a toll later)

But all in all a good start for the Gophers

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Get to know them – Nicholls St Colonels

Posted by skiumahgopher on December 28, 2007

The Nicholls St. Colonels are the opponents for the Gophers tonight in Las Vegas.

Here are some facts about the Colonels & Nicholls St:

It is located in Thibodeaux, LA (hometown of Gopher Damian Johnson)

There are 18 players on the roster, compared to 12 (11 healthy) on the Gophers roster

There are 5 players from Australia, 9 from Louisiana, 3 from Texas, and 1 from California

They like to shoot the 3 in the game against UNC, 28 of their 55 shots wre from beyond the arc (and they made half of them).

The Gophers will have to close out better on the shooters then they have in the last couple of games.

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