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Minnesota Basketball: Three Keys to beating North Dakota

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Gophers and Fighting Hawks in some Friday night basketball

NCAA Basketball: Green Bay at Minnesota Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Where

The Barn

When

8:00 PM

How

BTN



Who

North Dakota



After moving to 3-0, the Gophers move on to face North Dakota. What will it take to move to 4-0?

KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN

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Find more scoring - To be honest this is less of a key for this particular game and more for development of the team for the rest of the season. Start to find more scoring for other guys to take pressure off of Marcus Carr.

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Get to the line - Typically I am calling for better shooting from the arc, today I want more penetration and getting to the line.

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Avoid big man foul trouble - Not exactly as key to win the game, but our big men are fouling too much. I kind of expect it from Jarvis Omersa, but Liam Robbins needs to learn to defend without fouling. He’s going to play about 6 minutes against Iowa at this rate.

PREDICTION

A team that may be on the rise in the Summit, but the talent level to knock of a decent Big Ten team, just isn’t there. This one isn’t very close.

Minnesota - 81
North Dakota - 67