|Minnesota (5-1) vs. Stanford (4-2)|
|Date||Saturday, November 24, 2012|
|Time||2:30 p.m. CT|
|Location||Imperial Arena - Paradise Island, Bahamas|
|Series Record||Minnesota leads 4-1|
|Last Meeting||L, 75-51 (March 29, 2012 - NIT)|
|Television||AXS.tv (Kenny Rice, Seth Davis, Tom Walsh)|
|Radio||Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)|
|(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | Stanford|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Stanford|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GopherBBall | @CoachTubbySmith|
Series: Sixth meeting (4-1)
Series (Neutral): Third meeting (1-1)
Current Streak: L-1
Last Meeting: March 29, 2012 (L, 75-51 - NIT)
Tubby Smith vs. Stanford: Third meeting (1-1)
Minnesota vs. Pac-12: 38-27
Tubby Smith vs. Pac-12: 15-5
Game day Tid-Bits:
Tubby Smith is 15-5 all-time against teams currently in Pac-1 Conference and will be meeting Stanford for the third time as a head coach - 0-1 at Minnesota & 1-0 at Kentucky.
Tubby Smith defeated Stanford, then led by Mike Montgomery, in the 1998 NCAA National Semifinals 86-85 in overtime in San Antonio. Smith & the Wildcats went on to defeat Utah for the National Championship. Gopher assistant coach Saul Smith was a freshman guard on that Wildcat team.
This is the sixth meeting between Minnesota and Stanford. The two teams met for the 2012 NIT Championship, a game the Cardinal won 75-51 at Madison Square Garden. Rodney Williams led the Gophers with 12 points and Joe Coleman and Austin Hollins each contributed 10 points.
Minnesota now holds an overall record of 14-6 against the other seven teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis field.
Minnesota holds a record of 12-5 in regular-season tournaments during the Tubby Smith era, including the 2010 Puerto Rico Tipoff title after wins over Western Kentucky, #8 North Carolina & West Virginia.
Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points against Memphis on Friday becoming just the fourth player in Gopher basketball history to finish a game with 40 or more points and the first since Oliver Shannon finished with 42 points against Wisconsin during the 1970-71 season.
Hollins finished 12-of-16 from field overall, including a perfect 5-of-5 from three point land. He also converted 12-of-13 free throws. His season scoring average jumped from 9.8 ppg to a team-high 15.0 ppg.
Pitino, Mason Add NABC Honors
Gophers pick up coach of the year and second-team All-District 7 honors Wednesday.
Washington Named Mr. New York Basketball
Incoming Gophers point guard was selected the top high school player in the Empire State this season.
Gophers Fall to MTSU in NCAA First Round, 81-72
Amir Coffey had 17 points to lead Minnesota, while Dupree McBrayer added 16.