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Hoosiers Come to Face Gophers - OPEN THREAD

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williams arena


11:30 AM



Pos. Minnesota Golden Gophers Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm Indiana Hoosiers Pos.
PG Nate Mason 12.7 16.9 Yogi Ferrell PG
G Dupree McBrayer 4.1 7.8 Robert Johnson G
F Jordan Murphy 10.5 4.6 Collin Hartman F
F Joey King 12.6 13.2 Troy Williams F
C Bakary Konate 4.9 12.2 Thomas Bryant C
Bench Carlos Morris 11.1 3.8 OG Anunoby Bench
Bench Kevin Dorsey 6.6 5.9 Nick Zeisloft Bench
Bench Ahmad Gilbert 2.3 7.6 Max Bielfeld Bench

Indiana has a 9-game win streak and currently sits atop the Big Ten standings. The Gophers haven't won since December 16th and have back-to-back 25-point conference losses to Northwestern and Nebraska. This doesn't look good. I'm guessing at the starting lineup because it changes from game to game.

Keys to a Gopher Win (yes, I realize the futile-ness of this exercise)

Maroon_key_medium Defend the Three - We don't exactly do this well, but Indiana is second in the country in eFG%, while the Gophers rank 235th nationally in defensive eFG%. Not a good situation unless we do something differently.

Maroon_key_medium REBOUND - Indiana is really, really good at hitting the offensive glass and will kill us if we don't box out. On the flip side they aren't great at defensive rebounding so we could maybe gain some extra possessions if get some offensive boards.

KenPom gives us a 17% chance to win at home. Lets go team!