Game Preview: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
Andre Hollins scored a key 3-pointer late in the win over Penn State Thursday.
 
Andre Hollins scored a key 3-pointer late in the win over Penn State Thursday.
 Minnesota (20-12, 8-10) vs. Wisconsin (25-6, 12-6)
 Date / Time Friday, March 14 | 5:30 p.m.
 Location Indianapolis, Ind.
 Big Ten Tournament Tournament Central
 TV BTN
 Radio 1500 ESPN | Gopher Radio Network
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 Live Stats Gametracker
 Live Blog Click Here
 Game Notes Minnesota | Penn State
 Official Sites Minnesota | Penn State
 Social Media  @GopherBBall | Facebook

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,165)
TV: BTN - Eric Collins (Play-by-Play); Shon Morris (Analyst); Stephanie White (Sideline)
Radio: Learfield/1500 ESPN Twin Cities - Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play); Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91

Press Conference Video: Gophers 63, Illinois 56

Highlights: Gophers 63, Illinois 56


SERIES INFORMATION
Series: 186th meeting (96-89)
Series (Neutral): Second meeting (0-1)
Current Streak: L-1
Richard Pitino vs. Wisconsin: 1-1
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 726-771
Richard Pitino vs. Big Ten: 9-10


GAME DAY TID-BITS
• No. 7 Minnesota continues play in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament, squaring off against No. 2 Wisconsin on Friday evening in Indianapolis.
• The Gophers are 1-1 against the Badgers this season, with each team picking up a home victory.
• Minnesota and Wisconsin, long-time rivals, have met just once before on a neutral court. The Badgers picked up a 66-52 win on Mar. 12, 2004 in a 2/10 quarterfinal game.
• The Gophers finished the season 8-10 in Big Ten action, standing alone in seventh place. They matched their conference standing from a year ago.
• This is just the second time the Gophers compete in the tournament as the No. 7 seed. The only other instance came in 2003, when Minnesota lost to Northwestern, 76-64, in Chicago. The Gophers are now 11-8 in BTT games played in Indianapolis.


• Minnesota's win over Penn State was its third of the season over the Nittany Lions. The Gophers have gone 3-0 in a season three times prior, against PSU in 2001-02 and 2009-10, and versus Northwestern in 2001-02.
• Senior guard Austin Hollins broke Rodney Williams's school record on Thursday when he took the court, marking Hollins's 135th career appearance in the Maroon and Gold.
• The Gophers' offensive outburst on Feb. 25 against Iowa 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).


 

 

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