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Gophers close out regular season at Maryland - OPEN THREAD

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Final regular season game and one last chance to solidify an NCAA Tournament

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Minnesota Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Where

College Park

When

5:30 PM

How

FS1



Who

Maryland



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

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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.

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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

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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.

PREDICTION

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