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The “Big Ten Opener” Game Thread: Rutgers At #12 Minnesota

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Rutgers (6-1) At #12 Minnesota (7-1)

Where: Williams Arena, also known as “The Barn” in Minneapolis (capacity 16,000)

Tip-off: Sunday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Cory Provus and Shon Morris

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM & WOR 710 AM - Chris Carlin & Joe Boylan

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #111; Minnesota #25

(Note: Rutgers rose 5 spots from their last game, a 5 point loss to Florida State)

KenPom Prediction: Minnesota 78 Rutgers 65 ; Rutgers 11% chance to win

Series History: Minnesota leads the all-time series 6-1

Minnesota SB Nation site: The Daily Gopher

Conference play begins in a very challenging way for Rutgers, as they face they two of the top three teams in the Big Ten in a three day period. First up is tonight’s matchup against #12 Minnesota. It’s the first road game of the season for Rutgers. Minnesota has one of the best starting lineups in the country and Williams Arena is never an easy place to play. Both teams are coming off five point losses at home to ACC teams, as Minnesota fell to #10 Miami on Wednesday, while Rutgers lost to Florida State the day before. It was the first defeat of the season for both squads.

Rutgers will need to start this game strong and cannot afford to fall too far behind, as they don’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with Minnesota. Defense and rebounding will once again be the key to Rutgers keeping this game close.

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