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Minnesota Basketball: SB Nation Fan Pulse Approval Bottoms Out

The fanbase is not pleased

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Minnesota David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

This week you the TDG readers once again voted in the SB Nation Fan Pulse voting about your confidence in the direction of the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball program. We thought last week was bad, but that voting was taken prior to the losses to Maryland and Wisconsin. I’m guessing the number probably didn’t go up much.

Ooof. From a high of 84% confidence six weeks ago the Gophers have dropped precipitously down to the mid 60’s to 22% a week ago all the way down to 6% approval rate this week. Six bleeping percent.

The Gophers are locked into the #12 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will finish off the regular season at home Sunday against Nebraska in what appears to be very likely a preview for the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday in Indy.

In other voting:

The Big Ten fans still think Maryland is the team to beat in the conference. The Terps lost to Michigan State and Rutgers this week, but the fans of the Big Ten still have Maryland as the best team in the Big Ten. The full voting is below with the joke votes removed—I see you random Northwestern fan who thinks they are funny voting the Cats as the best team in the conference.

Maryland 50%

Michigan State 29%

Iowa 5%

Ohio State 3.7%

Wisconsin 3.7%

Illinois 3%

Penn State 3%

Michigan 2%

You were also asked this week who you think the coach of the year in the NCAA should be? Lots of different answers here. Anthony Grant wins, but not by much.

Anthony Grant, Dayton 20%

Other 18%

Scott Drew, Baylor 17%

Brian Dutcher, SDSU 15%

Leonard Hamilton, FSU 13%

Tony Bennett, Virginia 4%

Brad Underwood, Illinois 4%

Mark Turgeon, Maryland 3%

Greg McDermott, Creighton 3%

Bill Self, Kansas 2%