Golden Gophers try to stay on roll vs. Green Bay

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Field Level Media
22 Dec 2021, 08:05 GMT+10

The Minnesota Golden Gophers volition look to proceed their sizzling commencement to the play Wednesday day erstwhile they extremity disconnected against Green Bay successful Minneapolis.

The Golden Gophers (9-1) are seeking their 3rd triumph successful a enactment aft knocking disconnected Michigan and Texas AM-Corpus Christi. The team's lone nonaccomplishment this play was to then-No. 19 Michigan State connected Dec. 8.

First-year manager Ben Johnson and Golden Gophers squad person started to gully immoderate nationalist attraction by posting 9 wins successful their archetypal 10 games. Although Minnesota has yet to ace a spot successful the Top 25, immoderate pundits are projecting the Golden Gophers to clang the NCAA Tournament.

"You don't not similar it," Johnson said, "but that's the farthest happening from my mind. You cognize however things tin alteration quickly.

"It's large erstwhile our guys get mentioned successful worldly due to the fact that they've played good and they've earned that. But I deliberation astatine the aforesaid clip we recognize there's a batch much enactment to do."

Green Bay (2-8) is hoping to drawback a three-game losing streak. The Phoenix mislaid 82-64 astatine Kansas State successful their astir caller game, which followed losses to Kansas City and Youngstown State.

Emmanuel Ansong leads Green Bay with 12.6 points to spell on with 5.2 rebounds. Donovan Ivory is adjacent with 10.6 points per game, and freshman Kamari McGee ranks 3rd with 8.2 points per contest.

McGee made his archetypal vocation commencement against Kansas State. He finished with 14 points, 3 rebounds and a brace of assists.

For Minnesota, Jamison Battle is tops with 18.5 points per crippled to spell on with 6.6 boards. Payton Willis is averaging 16.5 points and E.J. Stephens has 11.4.

Both teams should beryllium caller for the game. Minnesota has not played since Dec. 14 and Green Bay volition beryllium taking the tribunal for the archetypal clip since Dec. 12.

The teams met successful November 2020, besides astatine Minnesota, erstwhile the Gophers won 99-69.

--Field Level Media

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