Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CT
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Arena: Crisler Center (12,707)
TV: BTN - Eric Collins (Play-by-Play); Jim Jackson (Analyst)
Radio: Learfield/1500 ESPN Twin Cities - Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play); Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 85/XM 85
Series: 141st meeting (59-81)
Series (Away): 71st meeting (20-50)
Current Streak: L-5
Richard Pitino vs. Michigan: 0-1
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 724-770
Richard Pitino vs. Big Ten: 7-9
GAME DAY TID-BITS
Minnesota closes out a stretch of three straight against ranked opponents, traveling to No. 16 Michigan in the Gophers' final road test of the year.
The Gophers are 7-9 in Big Ten action, with a 2-6 mark away from Minneapolis in conference play.
Michigan, then receiving votes in both polls, edged the Gophers, 63-60, on Jan. 2 at Williams Arena, in both teams' Big Ten openers.
The Gophers have amassed a perfect 3-0 record against Top-25 ranked teams at the Barn this season, coming off Tuesday's win over #20/19 Iowa.
Minnesota leads the league in steals per game (7.6), is third in free throw percentage (.746), and fourth in three-pointers made per game (7.1) and assists (14.0).
The Gophers' offensive outburst Tuesday marked a number of highs. It was the most points (95) scored in a Big Ten game since a 95-67 win over Penn State on Feb. 3, 1993 (not including vacated games). Minnesota tied a season high with 11 made 3-pointers, and the 61.2 percent team field goal shooting was a season high, and the best since Jan. 22, 2011 (.634 at Michigan - 26-41).