Chart: Gophers face tough three-game test

  • Updated: January 8, 2013 - 8:28 PM

THE BIG TEST

Minnesota is off to a 14-1 start and a No. 8 ranking in the AP poll, but its biggest test of the season lies ahead with a difficult three-game stretch against three ranked opponents. The Gophers are only 13-32 against ranked teams and 40-52 in the Big Ten under coach Tubby Smith, meaning these games will be a real tone-setter for the rest of the season:

Wednesday at No. 12 Illinois: The Illini (14-2) fell flat in the Big Ten opener at Purdue but rebounded with a big victory over Ohio State. They attempt more than 25 three-pointers per game and will test the Gophers with their range.

Saturday at No. 5 Indiana: The Hoosiers (14-1) are among the nation's elite, led by sophomore big man Cody Zeller. They need to bank early victories because their schedule gets even tougher down the stretch.

Jan. 17 vs. No. 2 Michigan: The Wolverines (15-0) have been dominant, though somewhat untested. Their scoring depth and backcourt talent will be a major test for the Gophers.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Kansas City - J. Guthrie 5:10 PM
Cleveland - T. Bauer
Toronto - D. Hutchison 5:10 PM
Boston - C. Buchholz
Chicago WSox 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - C. Whitley
Washington - A. Cole 6:10 PM
Atlanta - J. Teheran
NY Mets - R. Montero 6:10 PM
Miami - D. Phelps
Milwaukee - K. Lohse 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - J. Cueto
Pittsburgh - J. Locke 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
Seattle - J. Happ 7:05 PM
Texas - R. Detwiler
Detroit - A. Sanchez 7:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
Philadelphia - S. Gonzalez 7:15 PM
St. Louis - M. Wacha
Colorado - K. Kendrick 8:40 PM
Arizona - A. Bradley
LA Angels - J. Weaver 9:05 PM
Oakland - S. Gray
Houston - R. Hernandez 9:10 PM
San Diego - T. Ross
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - C. Kershaw
Dallas 7:00 PM
Houston
San Antonio 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close