ScoutRadio: Neitzel Previews Minnesota

The No.11 Spartans travel to Minneapolis to face the Gophers at "The Barn" in Williams Arena

All-American Drew Neitzel has seen Minnesota plenty in his four years at Michigan State.

On Sunday afternoon, the senior leads the No. 11 Spartans into Williams Arena or "The Barn" in Minneapolis for another tough road game.

Although the Big Ten season is still young, the Spartans cannot afford to lose a second game in conference and fall two games behind No. 9 Indiana, especially if they want to win a Big Ten title this year.

Two weeks ago, these two teams battled in East Lansing to open their Big Ten schedules, with MSU pulling out a 65-59 victory.

Raymar Morgan scored a career-high 31 points and 1 rebounds while Kalin Lucas added 17 points.

The Gophers are coming off a close loss to Indiana, as they were leading by five points at home with two minutes left and but lost 65-60 on a pair of clutch shots by the Hoosiers.

Behind first-year coach Tubby Smith, the Gophers have proved they are for real, behind Spencer Tollackson, Dan Coleman, and Lawrence McKenzie leading the way.

GSN caught up with Neitzel earlier in the week to talk about the tough test on the road, where last time out the Spartans were upset by a 7-9 Iowa team.

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