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Minnesota Basketball: Three Keys to beating Kansas City and moving to 6-0

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What will it take for your undefeated Gophers to beat the Kangaroos?

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Minnesota Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Where

The Barn

When

7:00 PM

How

FS1



Who

Missouri-Kansas City



The Kangaroos come to The Barn in the final non-conference game of the season. What do the Gophers need to do to come away with their 6th win of the season?

KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN

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No turnovers - This isn’t really a problem for this team, but UMKC has been turning teams over at a pretty high rate. Nothing will help them gain confidence like some turnovers that lead to easy baskets.

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Play GREAT defense - I’m starting to really think that for this Gopher team to be successful, they’ll have to make their mark on the defensive end. The Roos are not that talented and absolutely locking them down for 40 min will help to not only win, but to gain confidence that this can be a real strength.

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Don’t even shoot threes - How about we learn to find offense without ever shooting a three? We aren’t very good at it, find other ways to score.

PREDICTION

The Kangaroos are not very good and quite possibly the worst team we will see all season. This will be a win, it’s just a matter of the margin.

Minnesota - 78
UM Kansas City - 51