After enduring the worst season in program history, the Minnesota Golden Gophers team bounced back this season in dramatic fashion. Playing an unselfish brand of basketball, the Gophers raced to a 4th place Big Ten finish. Fans and University officials were rewarded for their patience in Head Coach Richard Pitino by being selected as a 5th seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Gophers will take on 12th seed Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, March 15th. Below is a sampling of reactions around Twitter as news broke of the Gophers selection and seeding.
Think the players were a little excited?
History in the making. You know the NCAA would love nothing more than to have the Gophers and Louisville square off at some point in the tourney.
Gophers Football Running Backs Coach @UMcoachburns appears to be excited to dance.
I could actually do this entire post on this topic.
Sorry, can’t help myself.
I like the way you think @themissjenn
What say you Gopher fans?
Gophers opened as a 1 point favorite. Now a pick'em.— Bryan Smith (@b_smizzle) March 13, 2017
One more time, with feeling.
Last but certainly not least, ha ha Wisconsin.
Good luck in Milwaukee Gophers.