Preview: Gophers basketball vs. Duke

  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 8:05 PM

Gophers at a glance: Minnesota enters Thursday's game hoping to build on a Sunday victory against Richmond that was solid in the end, but illuminated struggles throughout. The Gophers -- who have had at least 17 turnovers in their four games -- need to focus on taking care of the ball against Duke, as well as attacking the boards against the sizable Blue Devils. The Gophers have shown an improvement in outside shooting recently, hitting at least five three-pointers in their past three games. Rodney Williams leads the team with 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game.

Duke at a glance: The No. 5 Blue Devils come to the Bahamas with plenty of momentum after overcoming Kentucky in the State Farm Champions Classic and then crushing Florida Gulf Coast in their most recent game, in which Duke went on a 30-0 run at one point. In that matchup, Quinn Cook got his first start of the season at point guard, and is expected to start again on Thursday. Seth Curry, who has been dealing with pain in his shin, should be available against Minnesota, but his status for the rest of the tournament is up in the air. Mason Plumlee continues to be stellar for Duke, leading the team with 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds a game.

TOURNAMENT TV INFO AND SCHEDULE

• Games all three days beginning at either noon or 2:30 p.m. -- including the Gophers/Duke game -- can be seen on AXS.tv. Games at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

AXS.tv can be found on DIRECTV channel 340, Dish Network channel 131 and Comcast channel 897. NBC Sports Network can be found on DIRECTV channel 220, Dish Network channel 159 and on most cable systems.

Full Thursday schedule

(all times Central)

Game 1, noon: Missouri vs. Stanford; Game 2, 2:30 p.m.: Duke vs. Minnesota; Game 3, 6 p.m.: Memphis vs. VCU; Game 4, 8:30 p.m.: Northern Iowa vs. Louisville:

Friday

Game 5, noon: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3; Game 6, 2:30 p.m.: Loser G1 vs. Loser G4; Game 7, 6 p.m.: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3; Game 8, 8:30 p.m.: Winner G1 vs. Winner G4

Saturday

Game 9, noon: Loser G5 vs. Loser G6; Game 10, 2:30 p.m.: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6; Game 11, 6 p.m.: Loser G7 vs. Loser G8; Game 12, 8:30 p.m.: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8

  • 2:30 P.M. VS. NO. 5 DUKE • BAHAMAS • AXS.TV, 1500-AM
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