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The 1989 Gophers did NOT win a single conf road game vs a quality opponent. They DID lose 8 road games, including a loss to the worst team in the Big Ten at that time. So you are saying the 1989 Gopher squad was NOT a "good team"???sure, but a good team would still be able to get one of those wins, and quite few games the Gophers got ran off court in 2nd half.
They're an inconsistent team and it's year 8 of Pitino.
I've been a Pitino backer for years but after 8 years we still team with poorly built roster, still relying on transfers, and horrendous shooting
That 1989 Gopher squad also LOST to the 2nd highest ranked Big Ten team they played at home. So far, this Gopher's squad has played a tougher conf schedule than that 89 squad, and has beaten MORE quality teams. The 89 team went 3-5 vs Ranked Big Ten teams. They beat #3 Illinois at home and lost to them on the road. They LOST to #8 Indiana at home and on the road. They beat #10 Michigan at home and lost to them on the road. They beat #14 Iowa at home and lost to them on the road. Compare that to this season and this season's resume is at least as good, with home wins vs #3 Michigan, #6 OSU, #15 Iowa and #24 Purdue and road losses vs #3 Michigan, #4 Illinois, #15 Iowa, #21 Wisc and #24 Purdue. Is 4-5 worse than 3-5? SOS favors the 2021 Gophers over the 1989 Gophers, as #3, #3, #4, #6, #15, #15, #21, #24 & #24 is a tougher schedule than #3, #3, #8, #8, #10, #10, #14 & #14. And this year's squad still has another game vs a Top 4 ranked team. 4-6 is pretty comparable to 3-5, IF we lose to the Illini. If we beat the Illini, then this squad would have proven to be superior to the 89 squad, SO FAR.