|Pos.||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Pnt/Gm||Pnt/Gm||St. John's Red Storm||Pos.|
|PG||Nate Mason||13.7||21.0||Marcus LoVett||PG|
|G||Dupree McBrayer||13.7||14.5||Shamorie Ponds||G|
|F||Amir Coffey||11.0||7.5||Bashir Ahmed||G|
|F||Jordan Murphy||11.7||7.0||Tariq Owens||F|
|C||Reggie Lynch||10.0||9.5||Yankuba Suma||C|
|Bench||Eric Currey||9.0||12.5||Federico Mussini||Bench|
|Bench||Akeem Springs||8.0||4.5||Kassoum Yakwe||Bench|
Chris Mullin brings his Red Storm to Minneapolis and gives the Gophers their first test against a P5 school. St. John's was even worse than the Gophers a year ago and have brought in Shamorie Ponds as one of the top freshmen in their league.
Keys to a Gopher Win
Make Free Throws - Free throw percentage has been ugly this year, and that's fine when you are playing UT Arlington and UL Lafayette and The Mount. But St. John's will be able to score and there'll be zero intimidation factor here. When we get fouled and get to the line, please start making more of these.
Defend the Perimeter - Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett have been lighting it up in the Red Storm's first two games. The two freshmen made a combined 9 threes in their win over Binghampton. These two are scoring guards who will light it up if we don't slow them down. I'd love to see a great defensive game out of our guards tonight.
I'm believing that this is a game the Gophers can win. I also expect a high scoring affair with marginal defense. But the Gophers win by 7.