Gophers Feel Wraith of Cockburn

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If you did not watch the Gophers get absolutely curb-stomped by the Fighting Illini tonight then you probably thought to yourself “What the fuck is this guy talking about” while reading the title of this blog. Allow me to introduce you to Illinois star Kofi Cockburn

Cockburn is a 7-foot big man from Jamaica and he made the Gophers look like children tonight. Cockburn set up shop in the paint (or taint if you want to go that route), finishing with 33 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Kofi Cockburn led his team to victory over the Gophers 92 – 65

I had high hopes for the Gophers this year after their 6-0 start and I still do have high hopes, but I did not expect to look this bad against Illinois. Don’t get me wrong, Illinois is a very good squad but it wasn’t even competitive.

The Gophers will look to right the ship Sunday against St. Louis. Let’s all hope that this case of Cockburn does not come with any horrific side effects.