Barfknecht: Eliason’s stats, frame of mind improving
Minnesota’s Elliott Eliason, No. 55, tries to break up a shot attempt by Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III. Eliason, a junior from Chadron, Neb., is second in the Big Ten in blocked shots at 2.7 per game and third in rebounding at 8.6 a game.
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am
When Richard Pitino took over the men’s basketball program at Minnesota and dug into film of his returning players, one thing struck him about center Elliott Eliason.
“He was always hanging his head when he made a mistake,” the first-year coach said Monday. “It looked to be a bigger deal than it needed to be. He was just beating himself up mentally during the game.’’
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Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am.