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OPEN THREAD: Minnesota Basketball Gophers hosts Michigan Wolverines

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Gophers hosting Michigan looking for B1G win.

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Where

The Barn

When

12:00 PM

How

BTN



Who

Michigan



Continuing with our week of Michigan schools, the Gophers are hosting the Wolverines. A bounce back is needed today. Can the shooting heat up and the Gophers get a win over a highly ranked (according to NET and KenPom) team?

KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN

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REBOUND - We stunk against Michigan State (which isn’t surprising) but have to be better at rebounding against the Wolverines.

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Avoid Foul Trouble - Especially Daniel Oturu. If he has to sit for extended periods while Jon Teske stays on the floor, we are in major trouble.

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Find Gabe’s Stroke - When good Gabe Kalscheur shows up, this team is really good offensively. The offensive efficiency goes way up and this team is hard to beat. But games when he shoots 1 for 6 or worse, we seem to struggle.

PREDICTION

I’m strangely confident that the Gophers have a bounce back game and beat Michigan. I think we shoot well and there’s a good crowd on hand to boost this squad.

Minnesota - 68
Michigan - 65