|Pos.||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Pnt/Gm||Pnt/Gm||XXX||Pos.|
|PG||Nate Mason||14.0||6.0||Junior Robinson (he's 5'5")||PG|
|G||Dupree McBrayer||14.0||16.5||Elijah Long||G|
|F||Amir Coffey||11.5||10.5||Greg Alexander||G|
|F||Jordan Murphy||8.5||4.0||Chris Wray||F|
|C||Reggie Lynch||12.0||1.5||Mawdo Sallah||C|
|Bench||Eric Currey||10.5||3.0||Will Miller||Bench|
|Bench||Akeem Springs||7.0||11.0||Miles Wilson||Bench|
|Bench||Michael Hurt||1.0||2.0||Ryan Gomes||Bench|
The Mount was a 14-win team last year and was not very good in a number of areas. Two starters return from last year's team and the outlook for Jamion Christian's team isn't real good. They have started the season 0-2 facing a couple of top 20 teams in West Virginia and Iowa State. The Gophers are up next and according to KenPom this is supposed to be the worst team on our schedule. Should be a win for the 2-0 Gophers right? Let's not get too overconfident quite yet.
Keys to a Gopher Win
No Turnovers - The one metric that the Mount has been pretty good at in the years under Christian is turnover %. Last year's team third in the nation forcing turnovers on nearly a quarter of their opponent's possessions. In 2015 they forced turnvers on 21% of possessions. Point is that they may be adept at turning us over and that is one sure way to keep them in the game.
No Lapses - We just aren't good enough to play a good half and a bad half, at least not against good teams. I am not worried about losing this game due to a lackidasical half, but let's get that bad habit kicked now before we do play a good team.
Gophers win, this should be a game we win by 15 or more.