6 p.m. vs. Ohio State • BTN, 100.3-FM
One more away from Williams
Preview: The Gophers (6-1) bounced back from their loss at Boston College to win 83-76 Friday against Oklahoma State at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings stadium is considered a neutral site, so Sunday’s Big Ten opener at Ohio State will be the Gophers’ sixth consecutive game away from home. Minnesota played Ohio State only once last season, a 67-49 loss at Madison Square Garden. The Buckeyes (6-1), who have quality victories at Cincinnati, at Creighton and against Syracuse, are led by sophomore big man Kaleb Wesson, who leads the team with 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Players to watch: Gophers PG Isaiah Washington scored 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting to go with four assists vs. Oklahoma State, after entering Friday averaging 4.3 points on 21 percent shooting. … Ohio State PG C.J. Jackson scored 19 points in a Nov. 28 victory over Syracuse. He only had six points at Creighton, but his three-pointer gave the Buckeyes the lead for good with two minutes left.
Numbers: Ohio State was No. 15 in the NCAA’s NET rankings, the replacement for the RPI to help determine NCAA selections. Nine Big Ten teams were in the top 50.