USA Today

Gophers head for Lincoln looking for first B10 win

Discombobulated, the young Gophers team needs a win.

Minnesota at Nebraska.  A battle that will likely showcase two teams ending up in the bottom third of the conference standings.

When:  Tuesday, 8 CT

Where:  Lincoln


NEB Record:  9-8

NEB B10 Record:  1-3

NEB biggest win:  82-71 over Tennessee

NEB largest margin of victory:   97-51 over MVSU

Nebraska's leading scorer, Andrew White, is averaging 17.5 ppg and, 6 reb on 52% from the field and 44.3% from 3-pt range.  He stands about 6'7" and presents a very difficult matchup for the Gophers.  Again, if Buggs were reliable at all he could be tasked with stopping White, but his unpredictable, sometimes pathetic effort will likely leave it to be a committee effort.  Unfortunate.

One key stat for Nebraska is that their Assist to Turnover ratio is 1:1.  If the Gophers can hold them to that they should be in the game, barring a barrage of threes from Andrew White.  The team is also only averaging 3 blocks per game, so if the Gophers actually decide to quit hoisting that garbage from behind the arc (other than Joey King) and work to get into the paint they could find a lot of success.

This could be a very ugly game on offense for both teams.  Joey King and Andrew White's stats  may very well tell the story in the end. 

Gopher Illustrated Top Stories