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Minnesota Basketball: Northwestern Visits, Gophers Look to Avenge Ugly Loss - OPEN THREAD

The Wildcats drubbed Minnesota by 23 just a few weeks ago, now they come to the Barn

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After a surprisingly strong showing by the Gophers on Monday night at Penn State, the question is whether or not they can back it up with another strong road performance at Maryland.


  • Defend the Three - I’m no expert, but allowing your opponent to shoot 45.8% from three is going to make it kinda tough to win.
  • Lean on Coffey - I feel like Amir Coffey is going to be our key cog tonight on both ends of the floor. His length will help in defending the three and I think he’s going to have to have a huge game to get this team going tonight.
  • Attack - Attack the rim, all night long. Get to the free throw line and get their guys in foul trouble.


I feel like a win is in order tonight. Coffey gets the team going, Murphy/Mason/McBrayer follow suit and we get a home win, giving Northwestern a bad loss.

Minnesota - 69
Northwestern - 63