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Minnesota Basketball: Three Keys for Gophers in second matchup with Loyola Marymount Lions

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Gophers and Lions, part 2. What are the keys to the season sweep?

NCAA Basketball: Loyola Marymount at Minnesota Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Where

The Barn

When

7:00 PM

How

BTN



Who

Loyola Marymount



After playing on Saturday, these teams get to face each other again on Monday. #ThanksCovid

Adjustments will be made, wrinkles will be added and it will be really interesting to see just how different this game goes for both teams. But here is what it will take for the Gophers to win and move to 3-0.

KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN

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Keep shooting well - Shooting 8/15 from three will help you win many games. I just want to see a decent shooting day and increased collective confidence in this department.

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Defense from the tip - Locking down LMU in the second half if what propelled this team to a comfortable win, play with some passion on the defensive end to start the game.

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Defensive rebounding - This department has actually been really good in through the first two games. It has really been the three new guys who have contributed to this. Liam Robbins, Both Gach and Brandon Johnson have been great on the boards. Ending possessions is so incredibly valuable.

PREDICTION

The Gophers are a better team and I think they win by a slightly larger margin this time.

Minnesota - 84
Loyola Marymount - 66