Created: 12/09/2013 8:16 PM KSTP.com
Center Elliott Eliason (left ankle) and wing Malik Smith (left ankle) are both expected to play on Tuesday night at the Barn vs. South Dakota State. According to Gophers coach Richard Pitino, Eliason is expected to regain his starting spot.
The 8-2 Gophers take on the 4-6 Jackrabbits. It's a 7 p.m. start. The two teams have matched up the previous nine years, and 16 times total. The Gophers have won every game.
*Click the video box above to hear from Pitino from his Monday afternoon media gathering