When Indiana travels to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (18-8, 6-7 Big Ten), they will be facing a team hungry for a signature win.
Beating the Hoosiers would surely cement Minnesota's place in the NCAA tournament. Once again though, I'd like IU to win on the road.
Minnesota has a 13-2 home record this season, with losses to Michigan and Illinois. Indiana plays a similar style to Michigan, so the Hoosiers should be able to execute their game plan.
In the first match-up between these two teams, IU's Cody Zeller dominated down low. He finished the game with 18 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Indiana won 88-81 while controlling the action for most of the contest.
I don't see Minnesota having an answer for Zeller. When they try and double-team him, Indiana's guards will drain three-pointers to make the Golden Gophers pay.
Final Score: Indiana 84 Minnesota 73