7 p.m. vs. South Dakota State • Williams Arena • Stream: ESPN3; 1500-AM
Gophers at a glance: Minnesota’s 85-81 tumble in double overtime vs. South Dakota on Saturday ended its 47-game streak of nonconference wins at home and was their first loss in a “guarantee game” — matchups vs. opponents a home team has paid to travel and play — since 2006. The Gophers (5-3) turned the ball over 17 times and shot just 35.3 from the field. Minnesota did win the rebound battle (50-41) for the second consecutive game. Fs Joey King (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Jordan Murphy (19 points, 17 rebounds) each posted double-doubles.
South Dakota State at a glance: The Jackrabbits’ only loss has come at Missouri-Kansas City, a squad Minnesota thumped 76-58 in its opener. In each of its seven wins, SDSU has led by at least 20 at some point. Notable wins include Illinois State and TCU in back-to-back road games. SDSU ranks 41st nationally in scoring defense (63.1 ppg), and 28th in scoring margin (16.5). Senior G Deondre Parks averages 16.1, and three others — Jake Bittle, George Marshall and Reed Tellinghuisen — shoot better than 36 percent from three-point range.