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Minnesota Basketball OPEN THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers visit the Barn

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Minnesota needs a win and the rival Badgers are coming to the Barn. Can the Gophers defend their home court?

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

Where

The Barn

When

8:00 PM

How

BTN



Who

Wisconsin



The toughest stretch of the season is behind the Gophers and now they get 3 home games in their next four. It starts with the Badgers coming to the Barn. 1

KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN

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Dominate Nate Reuvers - Daniel Oturu vs. Reuvers is going to be a real key. Both of these guys are the focal points of their respective offenses. Oturu needs to win this matchup and dominate it.

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Paging Gabe Kalscheur - I know there are other guys on the floor who can make threes, but this is the game Kalscheur needs to break out to give the Gopher offense someone to stretch the defense. Just watch Marcus Carr and Oturu go crazy if Gabe is hitting shots.

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Do Not Foul - Wisconsin does not do a great job of getting to the line, keep it that way.

PREDICTION

Home game and I’m not overly impressed with the Badgers. They did just beat Michigan State at home, but they have sucked on the road. I think we shoot well and we win. The bigger the margin the better.

Minnesota - 76
Wisconsin - 64