Gopher men’s basketball coach Pitino talks about playing on Christmas and facing Iowa

Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino met with the media Tuesday afternoon, via Zoom. The Gophers host Iowa on Christmas night at 7 p.m.

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Pitino discussed what it is going to be like playing on Christmas, what his team feels about playing on Christmas, what the plans are for him and his team to celebrate Christmas, how to get big man Liam Robbins out of foul trouble, what he sees in Iowa, and he talked about how hard of a loss it was last year to the Hawkeyes.

The Gophers are 0-1 in the Big Ten, 7-1 overall. Their best win of the year came on Sunday over St. Louis.