The Gophers are back in the NCAA Tournament and we get to watch them once again in the first round.
When and How Can I Watch the Gophers?
When: Thursday in Des Moines
Time: 11:15 CST
The Gophers will kick off the NCAA Tournament in the very first game. 11:15 AM tip and the game will air on CBS!
: Thursday, March 21st— Minnesota Men's Basketball (@GopherMBB) March 18, 2019
: @CBS pic.twitter.com/uxQI1PLLSP
So we drew Louisville and here is a little bit about what we know about the Cardinals.
Tell Me About Our Opponent?
Record: 20-13 (10-8 in ACC)
Best wins: @North Carolina, Michigan State
The Cardinals, their first year under Chris Mack, are led by Jordan Nwora who averages 17.2 ppg and 7.5 rebounds.
A very efficient team on both ends of the floor and tied for 6th in the ACC.
What if We Win?
Well if we get by our first round opponent the Gophers will face the winner of Michigan State and Bradley. This is really odd to have a conference opponent in the 2nd round. Typically the NCAA tries to avoid such a thing (in fact it used to be a rule).
#Gophers playing Louisville with No. 10 seed vs. No. 7 in Des Moines on Thursday #SelectionSunday @StribSports pic.twitter.com/f9rAxJF4nh— Marcus R. Fuller (@Marcus_R_Fuller) March 17, 2019
The NCAA is going for a little drama with Richard Pitino’s Gophers going up against his dad’s former program who didn’t exactly leave on good terms.
Should be interesting. Who’s driving to Des Moines?