|#18/18 Minnesota (17-5, 5-4) at #12/8 Michigan State (18-4, 7-2)|
|Date||Tuesday, February 5, 2013|
|Time||6:00 p.m. CT|
|Location||Breslin Center (14,759)|
|Series Record||Series Tied 55-55|
|Last Meeting||W, 76-63 (Dec. 31, 2012)|
|Television||BTN (Eric Collins, Jim Jackson, Stephanie White)|
|Radio||Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)|
|(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)|
|Satellite Radio||Sirius 91/XM 91|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | Michigan State|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Michigan State|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GopherBBall | @CoachTubbySmith|
Series: 111th Meeting (55-55)
Series (Away): 55th Meeting (20-34)
Current Streak: W-1
Last Meeting: W, 76-63 (Dec. 31, 2012)
Tubby Smith vs. MSU: 20th Meeting (4-15)
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 714-754
Tubby Smith vs. Big Ten: 65-69
Game Day Tid-Bits:
Minnesota will travel to East Lansing with the opportunity of sweeping the season series over the Spartans for the first time since the 1996-97 team went 2-0. That season was also the last time Minnesota won at Michigan State.
The Gophers opened the 2012-13 Big Ten Conference slate with a victory over Michigan State on New Year's Eve Day at Williams Arena. It was the first regular season victory over the Spartans for the Gophers since the 2006 conference season.
Andre Hollins is averaging a team and career-high 14.2 ppg this season, ninth-most in the Big Ten Conference. He is fourth in scoring in conference games with an average of 16.0 ppg. He has led the team in scoring six times this season including a career-high 41 against Memphis. He has finished six games this season with 20 or more points.
Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead three pointer with 11.6 seconds remaining on Sunday in the win over Iowa. He is currently shooting .455 (20-44) from behind the arc in Big Ten Conference play, sixth-best in the league.
Trevor Mbakwe is averaging a double-double of 10.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over the Gophers' last 11 games. He currently sits atop the Big Ten Conference in rebounding with an overall average of 8.5 rpg and also is tops during Big Ten play with a 10.4 rpg average. Mbakwe also led the conference in rebounding as a junior (2010-11). The graduate student has contributed seven double-doubles on the season and now has 30 for his career. He had a seven-game double-digit rebound streak snapped on Jan. 29 against Nebraska but still finished with a game-high eight rebounds. He collected a career-high 18 boards earlier this season against North Dakota State.
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