|Pos.||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Pnt/Gm||Pnt/Gm||Maryland Terrapins||Pos.|
|PG||Nate Mason||15.0||10.4||Anthony Cowan||PG|
|G||Akeem Springs||9.9||17.6||Melo Trimble||G|
|F||Amir Coffey||12.3||8.9||Kevin Huerter||G|
|F||Jordan Murphy||10.7||10.8||Justin Jackson||F|
|C||Reggie Lynch||8.3||6.3||Damonte Dodd||C|
|Bench||Eric Curry||6.0||5.1||Jaylen Brantley||Bench|
|Bench||Dupree McBrayer||10.4||4.2||Ivan Bender||Bench|
|Bench||Bakary Konate||1.8||3.0||Jared Nickens||Bench|
Keys to a Gopher Win
Defend the Three - Remember that last game when Minnesota got torched from outside? Yea, that can't happen again. Minnesota needs to lock down Maryland's shooters and not give up back breaking 3's.
Bully Maryland inside - Minnesota has the better interior big men. On the defensive end, interior play will be huge if Minnesota is able to defend the three. Keeping Reggie Lynch on the floor is (as always) critical to Minnesota's success in this regard. On the offensive end, Minnesota plays some of their best basketball when the bigs are involved and the team doesn't have to rely solely on ball screens and motion.
Don't let a freshman beat you - Zips will be really unhappy if that happens. Don't let Zips down.
Minnesota will win, let's call it by 3. It will not go to overtime. What? I've got a feeling.