We all know the numbers. 0-5, 14 of our last 15, it has to end. Unfortunately we are heading on the road to face a top 10 team. Indiana has quickly turned things around, they get Ohio State again in a few days so maybe they are looking past the lowly Gophers.
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|Pos||Minnesota (12-5)||Pnt/Gm||Pnt/Gm||#8 Indiana (15-1)||Pos|
|PG||Maverick Ahanmisi||4.6||12.3|| Jordan Hulls ||G|
|G||Julian Welch||10.2||8.7||Verdell Jones III||G|
|F||Joe Coleman||4.3 ||11.4|| Victor Oladipo ||F|
|F||Rodney Williams||10.4||13.5||Christian Watford||F|
|C||Ralph Sampson III||8.8||14.2||Cody Zeller||F|
|Bench||Andre Hollins||5.8||4.9||Matt Roth||Bench|
|Bench||Austin Hollins||8.0||5.0|| Derek Elston ||Bench|
|Bench|| Eliott Eliason ||2.5||1.6|| Tom Pritchard ||Bench|
Wouldn't it be nice if our PF/C combo was averaging over 27 ppg. For that would would need our PF healthy and a C who wanted to score. This team has four starters averaging double figures and the fifth is a guy the Gophers heavily recruited and has been a double-digit scorer each of his last three seasons. Very talented roster that was made better by the addition of a five-star talent like Zeller, who I'm really anxious to watch play.
Minnesota put Coleman into the lineup last game and I assume they'll go with it again at Indiana as he had a pretty good game. Personally I'd love to see Mav and Ralph off the bench in favor of Andre and Elliott, why not give those guys a chance at this point?
|KenPom Efficiency Stats||Minnesota (65)||Indiana (9)|
|Pnt / Poss||1.079||1.194 (5) |
|Def Pnt / Poss||0.958||0.912 (33) |
|Off eFG%||51.9% ||57.2% (4) |
|Off Reb %||37.1% (38)||34.4%|
|Def Reb %||67.6%||68.5%|
|TO %||21.7% (231) ||18.8%|
Our numbers get worse and worse every game thread I have to type. This season is getting depressing. We need a spark, we need a big win to gain some confidence. We need to avoid 0-5.