Final game of the regular season before the Gophers head to the Big Ten Tournament. This game carries quite a bit of significance still. If Minnesota wins and Iowa loses to Nebraska on Sunday, they end up with the 6th seed. In addition, if the Gophers manage to win there’s a good chance that their home loss to Maryland drops to a Quad 2 loss and this would qualify as a Quad 1 win.
Can they do it?
KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN
Amir Coffey comes to play again - Coffey has back to back 30 point games from playing with controlled aggression. This Coffey makes a huge difference for the Gopher offense and it for sure a key to a win tonight.
Get to shooters - Last time these teams met the Terps shot 60% from three, making 6 of them. Must play better defense and not allow them to shoot that well and get in an offense flow.t play better d
Murphy must out play Fernando - Bruno Fernando is a very good power forward, and he won this matchup the first time around. Murphy needs to change that around this time.
No, I don’t think we will win this. We just suck on the road, despite the fact that this team is playing really well the last two games. I won’t at all be surprised if we win, but I cannot predict such a thing.
Minnesota - 71
Maryland - 75