LIVE CHAT! Talkin' the Gophers' entry to the NCAA tournament and what comes next
March 18, 2013 — 11:46am
Well folks, it’s official. The Gophers made it to the Big Dance. We expected them to get here, but then, when a team falls out of the season like that, you never really know, do you.
But here they are, as an 11-seed, playing UCLA in Austin (which means I win, too). Will Jordan Adams’ absence give the Gophers the upper hand? How do the teams match up? What happens if the Gophers do manage a win? How secure is Tubby Smith’s job?
I’m sure you have lots of questions. And maybe just lots of thoughts on suggestions on awesome places to eat in Austin. Either way, join me at noon.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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