Two teams coming off spankings and both could really use a big win tonight.
Game Time: 6:00
Radio: AM1500 and the Gopher Radio Network
|PG||Andre Hollins||13.7 ||9.3 || Aaron Craft ||G|
|G||Joe Coleman||9.4 ||10.2||Lenzelle Smith Jr. ||G|
|F||Austin Hollins||11.3 ||20.1||Deshaun Thomas||F|
|F||Trevor Mbakwe||9.7 ||7.1||Sam Thompson||F|
|C||Elliott Eliason||2.0||4.4||Amir Williams||C|
|Bench||Maverick Ahanmisi||3.7||4.8||Shannon Scott||Bench|
|Bench||Julian Welch||3.1||5.2||Evan Ravenel||Bench|
|Bench||2.2 ||7.6||LaQuinton Ross||Bench|
Assuming Rodney Williams is not playing tonight, this is going to be a real test for the Gophers. Typically Ohio State is known for playing five starters and very few minutes available for the bench. But this year's team is different with only Thomas and Craft playing over 30 minutes per game with three bench players getting 17 minutes or more. Without Rodney in the lineup, the Gophers are going to have to rely on their bench a little more than usual...advantage Ohio State.
I don't really have any keys to this game other than play with some passion and fight. I didn't feel like we had any fight in us in Iowa City, we better bring it tonight. Getting a nice lead early doesn't mean shit unless you continue to apply pressure and execute when your opponent makes changes.
Have some fun and play with some passion.