No fancy analysis today folks (I'm need to get to Chicago and am running behind). Only the important details.
The Important Details
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
Radio: ESPN 1500 and the Gopher Radio Network
|PG||Andre Hollins||14.1 ||9.0|| ||G|
|G||Joe Coleman||9.5 ||13.6|| ||G|
|F||Austin Hollins||11.2 ||8.5||Malsahn Basabe ||F|
|F||Rodney Williams||11.8 ||13.4||F|
|Bench||Elliott Eliason||1.9 ||4.7||Bench|
Big game for the Gophers...HUGE. Following up the home win over Wisconsin with a road win over an improved but not as talented Iowa squad is imperative. Imperative but not absolutely necessary, if I hear anybody call this game a "must-win" (making it at least the 5th "must-win" titled game of the year), I might scream.
But this game is a big one. I think the Badger win put a smile on their faces, relieved some pressure and may get them playing with confidence again. Iowa plays pretty good defense, so I'm expecting some more offensive struggles. But that 2nd half offense was a little different and for a while was actually scoring on the Badgers, I want more of that!
Just get the win!