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Gophers Look to Keep Winning, Hosting LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds - OPEN THREAD

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports




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Pos. Minnesota Golden Gophers Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Pos.
PG Nate Mason 12.7 11.8 Jashauan Agosto PG
G Dupree McBrayer 11.3 13.3 Iverson Fleming G
F Amir Coffey 12.4 17.3 Jerome Fink G
F Jordan Murphy 9.79 6.4 Nura Zanna F
C Reggie Lynch 9.4 2.5 Julius van Sauers F
Bench Eric Curry 6.5 5.8 Raiquan Clark Bench
Bench Akeem Springs 9.0 4.5 Julian Batts Bench
Bench Bakary Konate 2.8 3.8 Raul Frias Bench

According to KenPom ranks (aka the NCAA Basketball Bible), this is the worst team on our schedule. With that said, they did just beat St. Johns on the road, and while the Red Storm is not that impressive of a team they are better than the Blackbirds.

Should be a comfortable win for the Gophers. I'm rather confident.

Keys to a Gopher Win

Maroon_key_medium Stay Healthy - I'm not terribly worried about the outcome of this game. I'm assuming a win, but I need this roster to stay healthy for the Big Ten season. I like our pieces a lot, but we don't have much margin for error if people get injured.

Maroon_key_mediumLock Down Shooters - LIU is a pretty good shooting team from behind the arc. If they stay in this game, that's how I see it happening. So get to shooters and make them have a bad night shooting.


Gophers win comfortably and we get to see a lot of the bench tonight.