Pinnacle Bank Arena
|Pos.||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Pnt/Gm||Pnt/Gm||Purdue Boilermakers||Pos.|
|PG||Nate Mason||9.4||5.7||Benny Parker||PG|
|G||Andre Hollins||14.1||16.5||Shavon Shields||G|
|G||Carlos Morris||12.1||19.4||Terrna Petteway||F|
|F||Joey King||9.9||5.1||David Rivers||F|
|F||Maurice Walker||11.5||7.6||Walter Pitchford||F|
|Bench||Deandre Mathieu||10.1||3.9||Tarin Smith||Bench|
|Bench||Elliott Eliason||5.2||2.8||Moses Abraham||Bench|
|Bench||Charles Buggs||3.8||1.7||Leslee Smith||Bench|
Hosting Rutgers on Saturday was the right elixir for Andre Hollins and the Gophers who finally broke through with a conference win. Was that a confidence boosting win for this team? Now they head to Nebraska where they have lost a couple of close games the last two seasons. Should be interesting to see if this team is getting things back on track.
Keys to a Gopher Win
Stop Two Guys - Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields combine for most of the Cornhusker's points. Keeping them below 30 would be beneficial
Better Execute Some Offense - Nebraska has struggled offensively but statistically they are very good defensively, scoring will not come easy tonight. I have not been terribly impressed with our offensive execution, tonight they will need to be a little crisper.