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Gophers Desperate for First Big Ten Win - OPEN THREAD

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

Pos Minnesota (12-5) Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm #8 Indiana (15-1) Pos
PG Maverick Ahanmisi 4.6 12.3 Jordan Hulls
G Julian Welch 10.2 8.7 Verdell Jones III G
F Joe Coleman 4.3
11.4 Victor Oladipo
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 Eliott Eliason
2.5 1.6 Tom Pritchard

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)

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.