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Gophers Host Clemson in Big Ten/ACC Challenge - OPEN THREAD

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Where

Williams Arena

When

8:00 PM

How

ESPN2

Pos. Minnesota Golden Gophers Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm Team Pos.
PG Nate Mason 12.3 8.6 Avery Holmes PG
G Carlos Morris 12.8 7.2 Jordan Roper G
F Charles Buggs 8.3 13.6 Donte Grantham F
F Joey King 17.2 18.2 Jaron Blossomgame F
C Bakary Konate 7.2 9.0 Landry Nnoko C
Bench Kevin Dorsey 6.0 6.8 Gabe DeVoe Bench
Bench Dupree McBrayer 2.5 2.0 Josh Smith Bench
Bench Jordan Murphy 6.8 5.4 Sidy Djitte Bench

Keys to a Gopher Win

Maroon_key_mediumMake Threes - Clemson tends to give up a lot of threes and have been hurt pretty bad when other teams start making them. It is going to take more than just Joey King making threes. Time for Nate Mason and Kevin Dorsey to make some open shots and Carlos Morris to make good decisions with the ones he takes.

Maroon_key_mediumDefend - Super broad key here but I just have been rather unimpressed with our defense. I want to see us clamp down on a team. Put some pressure on them, make shots difficult, force turnovers that lead to easy baskets. I want to see an opposing offense frustrated.

I'm not super high on this team right now but this would be a nice win and there is still a lot of time to start to see things come together. I just want some made threes and a defense that looks a little intimidating.