Gophers have another chance Saturday for second signature win

February 08, 2019 02:59 PM

The Gophers probably need at least four more wins to feel secure on Selection Sunday. Getting one at Michigan State Saturday would help a ton.

MSU is 18-5 overall, 9-3 in the Big Ten and ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press poll, No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Minnesota is 16-7 overall, 6-6 in the Big Ten and unranked.

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KSTP Sports was at Friday's media session prior to the Gophers' flight to East Lansing.

***Click the video box above to hear from coach Richard Pitino and center Daniel Oturu***

The Gophers have dropped two straight games, at Purdue and home vs. Wisconsin. However, they did lead in West Lafayette in the second half. The Gophers also had a chance to win at Michigan earlier this season. Michigan, Purdue, and Michigan State are widely considered the top-3 teams in the conference, with the Badgers right behind.

The Spartans are suddenly reeling though, having dropped three straight after a 9-0 start to Big Ten play.

Gametime Saturday from Michigan State is at 1 p.m.

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