Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 1/1/12
Basics Who: Minnesota (12-2) at No. 16 Michigan (11-2) Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI When: 4:00 p.m. ET, January 1st, 2012 TV: BTN Radio: MGoBlue, WWJ 950AM, WWWW 102.9 FM, More: Pick to Click Logic and reason tells us that Minnesota is supposed to crumble. The Gophers lost Trevor Mbakwe to knee surgery during the Old Spice Classic and were written off. It was almost a foregone conclusion that the Gophers’ season would fall apart in a similar fashion to last year when the they lost 10 of their final 11 games while dealing with backcourt injuries. This Minnesota team has already proven its more resilient than last year’s, winning six of seven games without Mbakwe with the one loss coming in double overtime at Illinois on Tuesday. Minnesota travels to Ann Arbor needing a win to right the conference season before it falls anymore off kilter. The styles of these two programs couldn’t be more different. Minnesota rarely attempts threes, turns the ball over frequently, gets to the...
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