gophers men’s gameday
noon at michigan • Crisler Center • TV: ESPNU (1500-AM)
Gophers at a glance: The Gophers (11-5, 0-3 Big Ten) are still searching for that first conference victory, and if they are to avoid 0-4, it will need to come on the road. Tuesday against Ohio State, senior Andre Hollins became the only Gophers player to total at least 1,500 points and 300 assists. Mostly, though, it was a night of missed opportunities. After Buckeyes freshman D’Angelo Russell put up 25 points in the first half, the Gophers charged back from down 12 to force overtime, but a handful of turnovers and sloppy plays sent them to a 74-72 loss. The Gophers have not shot better than 45 percent since entering conference play.
Michigan at a glance: The Wolverines (9-6, 2-1), despite some early struggles, are having a respectable start in the Big Ten after outlasting Penn State 73-64 on Tuesday. But without Jordan Morgan, the Wolverines’ interior defense and rebounding have suffered, and the team has allowed opponents to make 35.1 percent of their shots from three-point range. G Caris LeVert has scored at least 18 points in two of the past three. With freshman Kameron Chatman struggling, Spike Albrecht was reinserted into the starting lineup at Penn State for just the second time this season.