Found November 22, 2012 on NESN.com:
The college basketball season is just getting under way, but the second week of action has several great matchups. Here are the top four. Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Duke Blue Devils, Thursday, Nov. 22 This game will give Duke more of a test than it’s faced in the first two weeks of the season. Minnesota is a better team this year — at least, that can be said right now, because the Golden Gophers haven’t been plagued by the injuries that ravaged them last season. This is a more mature and seasoned group of players, but maturity and seasoning don’t mean much without improved health. Minnesota’s healthy returning starter from last year is forward Trevor Mbakwe, a bruising low-post force who is an animal on the defensive glass and presents imposing size for any opponent. Minnesota commits a lot of turnovers, but the Gophers’ power is something that Duke will have to respect. Missouri Tigers vs. Stanford Cardinals, Thursday, Nov. 20 Missouri’s stay in the 2012 NCAA Tournament lasted mu...
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