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Gophers Host the Bison in Final Tune-Up Before Big Ten Play - OPEN THREAD

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The Bison come to town for the last home game till Jan. 4.

Game Time: 7:00
TV: Not on TV (I miss having these games available to us on FSN)

Pos Minnesota (11-1) Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm North Dakota State (8-2) Pos
PG Andre Hollins 6.6
11.3 Lawrence Alexander (FR)
G
G Julian Welch 10.3
6.2 Dylan Hale (SO) * G
F Austin Hollins 9.2
14.1 Taylor Braun (SO) F
F Rodney Williams *
9.4
11.7 Marshall Bjorklund (SO) * F
C Ralph Sampson III 7.3 8.5 TrayVonn Wright (SO) F
Bench Chip Armelin 6.1 11.0 Mike Felt (SO) * Bench
Bench Eliott Eliason
2.6 4.9 Jordan Aarberg (S0) *
Bench
Bench Joe Coleman *
4.3
3.1 Joel Lindberg (FR)
Bench

* indicates the player is a Minnesota native. NDSU has more kids from Minnesota than Minnesota has from Minnesota.

You may notice that I put the class of each of the Bison. Notice that their top 8 minutes guys are all sophomores or freshmen. This is a very solid nucleus that should be a pretty good mid-major in the next couple years.

In a nutshell, this is a good defensive team that struggles offensively. Assuming we are focused and not looking ahead to Illinois, we should be able to pull out what will probably be a close win. But it is easy to get caught up in the 11-1 record and I do have a fear that we are looking ahead a bit here.