Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Minnesota

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Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Minnesota
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Tim Hardaway Jr. will need to bounce back from a rough outing against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

For the first time this season, the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines will enter a game having to bounce back from a loss, but the No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers are hoping to rebound from a setback of their own on Thursday night at Williams Arena.

The Wolverines struggled to knock down shots in the early goings of their 56-53 loss on the road against the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes, while the Golden Gophers' valiant comeback fell short at Assembly Hall in an 88-81 setback at the hands of the No. 2 Indiana Hoosiers.

Michigan has defeated Minnesota seven of the last eight times the teams have met on the hardwood, including three in a row in Minneapolis, but this is a much more experienced and athletic group of Golden Gophers than the Wolverines have faced in quite some time.

What will Michigan need to do defeat the nationally ranked Minnesota squad on the road? Click ahead to find out!

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