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Gophers Host Toledo Rockets In Second Game of the Year - OPEN THREAD

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The Gophers host the Rockets for what should be a slightly better test than the one where we doubled up American.

Game Time: 7:00 PM
TV: NONE - this is kind of ridiculous that there are three games completely not televised on the Gopher schedule. Two more that can be viewed online (ESPN3). How are five games unavailable to the vast majority of Gopher fans?
Radio: AM 1500 ESPN

Pos Minnesota (1-0) Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm Toledo (0-1) Pos
PG Andre Hollins 3 15 Julius Brown
G
G Austin Hollins 20 9 Dominique Buckley
G
F Joe Coleman 9 8 Rian Pearson
G
F Rodney Williams 16 4 Matt Smith
F
C Elliott Eliason 3 5 Nathan Boothe
C
Bench Trevor Mbakwe 4 6 Reese Holliday
Bench
Bench Julian Welch 2 0 Richard Wonnell
Bench
Bench Oto Osenieks 0 0
Josh Lemons
Bench

Toledo is a tough team to figure out. The MAC coaches predicted the Rockets to win the West Division. CBS predicted them to finish last. I predict they finish somewhere in between. They did not lose one player to graduation but they did lost a starter to transfer. Rian Pearson is was the team's leading scorer a year ago and Julius Brown earned MAC All-Freshman honors. Those two are the guys to stop.

As mentioned, this should be a better test but the Gophers should win this one without sweating the final minutes. This is really our last warm-up game before the schedule turns much more difficult.

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Obviously this game is not on TV. I plan to be "watching" via gamecast on GopherSports.com. Other Big Ten games tonight that might be of interest include.

  • Indiana vs. North Dakota State - NDSU is pretty good this year, but this one also is not on TV.
  • Iowa vs. Central Michigan - can the Chippewas complete the sweep after derailing the Hawkeye's football season?
  • Illinois vs. St. Francis (NY) -on ESPN3, closer to actually being on TV
  • Michigan vs. IUPUI - not on TV, I think Michigan falls below expectations this year