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.

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 season     
Aug 28 - vs. E. Illinois 6 pm
Sep 6 - vs. M. Tennessee St. 2:30 pm
Sep 13 - at TCU 3 pm
Sep 20 - vs. San Jose St. TBA
Sep 27 - at Michigan TBA
Oct 11 - vs. Northwestern TBA
Oct 18 - vs. Purdue 11 am
Oct 25 - at Illinois 11 am
Nov 8 - vs. Iowa TBA
Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State TBA
Nov 22 - at Nebraska TBA
Nov 29 - at Wisconsin TBA

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