Minnesota opens 2021 hoping that the new year is substantially better than 2020. The Gophers are 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in conference play with two blowout losses against ranked teams. After nearly two weeks to rest and recuperate and a brand new player on the roster, Minnesota looks to right the ship against Wisconsin. This is the 37th meeting between the two teams, and right now the series is tied 18-18.
Wisconsin Badgers (3-3, 0-3)
Date and Time:
Sunday, Jan. 3 @ 2pm. CST
Kohl Center (Madison, Wis.)
KFAN Plus 96.7-FM
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Luckily for the Gophers, the Badgers do not present near the same challenge as the Wisconsin men’s squad did to Richard Pitino’s team on New Year’s Eve. The Badgers are also win-less in conference play, and their most recent game was a blowout loss to Michigan. Sydney Hilliard is the Badgers’ primary scoring threat. The sophomore guard has scored 20 or more points in four of the six games Wisconsin has played this season. On the inside, the Badgers will looks to Imani Lewis who has three double-doubles on the year.
Minnesota has won seven in a row at the Kohl Center, and I do not see that streak being broken on Sunday. The Gophers start the New Year off right with a win by 6.