Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Record: 18-11 (10-8)
KenPom Rank: 31
It was just a month ago when Rutgers rudely defeated the Gophers by 35 points. Time for revenge now that they have to come to The Barn?
KEYS TO A GOPHER WIN
Play some defense - The Scarlet Knights are known for their defense, not their offense. But they put up 90 on the Gophers last time around. They had 6 guys in double-figures and shot 64% from the field.
No turnovers - This defense is tough. Very physical. And we need to not be careless with the basketball, value every possession and see some points because of it.
Make them shoot contested 3s - Not typically a good 3-point shooting team. Get a hand up on shooters after taking away penetration.
We will not win.
Minnesota - 63
Rutgers - 75