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Gophers Desperate for First Big Ten Win - OPEN THREAD

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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.

Game Time: 7:00
TV: BTN

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)
Record 12-5 15-1
Pnt / Poss 1.079 1.194 (5)
Def Pnt / Poss 0.958 0.912 (33)
Off eFG% 51.9%
57.2% (4)
Def eFG% 48.4% 45.7%
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.