2/6/2013 at 7PM on Big Ten Network
Ah. Sweet revenge. That’s the payoff awaiting the Spartans if they can log this one into the win column. I thought Minnesota was overrated at the beginning of conference play, and maybe the Spartans did as well when they played them in the first game and came up empty. Of course, at the time MSU was even more turnover prone and less consistent than they are currently and players like Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne hadn’t yet found their groove. Add to that the fact that Minnesota hit every contested leaner and off-balance prayer in that first game and the recipe was complete for a 76-63 road loss. The Spartans have made adjustments and grown since that time, while I feel that Minnesota has merely stood pat. With luck, they won’t have to call in this guy to get the job done..
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The Gophers beat the Spartans on the glass in the first game to the tune of 38-24, with 12 of those yanked down by Trevor Mbakwe. Along...