7 p.m. vs. Milwaukee • Williams Arena • Stream: ESPN3; Radio: 1500-AM
Gophers at a glance: Minnesota ended a three-game losing skid with a 70-52 win over Chicago State last Wednesday, getting a fourth double-double in five games from Jordan Murphy. The 6-6 forward’s 18 rebounds, to go along with 12 points, set a freshman record and were the most for a Gopher since Trevor Mbakwe in 2012. Freshman Kevin Dorsey left the game in the first half because of a bruise on his left heel in that game and expected to miss this game. Freshman Dupree McBrayer will play some backup point guard, behind Nate Mason, with Dorsey out. Senior Carlos Morris scored 14 against Chicago State after coming into the night on a 6-for-32 slump the previous three games. The Gophers have shot less than 40 percent from the field in their past four games.
Milwaukee at a glance: The veteran-laden Panthers are coming off a double-overtime loss to South Dakota at home — an outcome Gophers fans are familiar with. Milwaukee has otherwise put together a solid résumé that includes a 68-67 upset of Wisconsin in Madison and four consecutive victories before Thursday’s setback. Senior Matt Tiby averages a team-best 15.8 points and scored 31 against the Coyotes. He is one of the nation’s best defensive rebounders, ranking in the top 15 with 7.58 per game. Milwaukee has shot 24 three-pointers in its past two games.