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Golden Gophers vs. The Mount - OPEN THREAD

Every game so far has had me a little bit nervous, this game does not. The Mount is a team that the Gophers should dominate. I had respect for Bucknell, South Dakota State and Fairfield. All three are teams that will compete for their conference championship, have some quality scorers, are capable of knocking off a team like Minnesota and all might earn their way into the NCAA Tournament. Mount St. Mary's is none of those things.

A year ago they were a mediocre team in the Northeast conference. Right now they are without their best player who is indefinitely suspended and are playing with a seven-man rotation including four guys playing 31 minutes or more. This is the game the Gophers should open up a big lead early and run away with.

Game Time: 7:00
TV: not on TV

Pos Minnesota Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm Mount St. Mary's Pos
PG Andre Hollins 7.7 11.3 Josh Castellanos G
G Austin Hollins 8.7 2.3 Chad Holley G
F Rodney Williams 5.7 11.7 Julian Norfleet G
F Trevor Mbakwe 18.0 9.7 Danny Thompson F
C Ralph Sampson III 8.7 10.3 Raven Barber F
Bench Maverick Ahanmisi
4.3 3.7 Kelvin Parker Bench
Bench Julian Welch 2.3 1.3 Xavier Owens Bench
Bench Chip Armelin 4.3
x nobody likely to play more Bench

I am really looking for Minnesota to take care of business here. Mbakwe should be Mbakwe. Ralph will probably have a good scoring game. And I think our guard will cause a ton of turnovers leading to easy baskets. This game is about coming together more and getting ready for the Old Spice Classic on Thursday.