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.