2019 Tournament PreviewMinnesota finished seventh in the Big Ten but solidified an NCAA Tournament bid by advancing to the semifinals of the conference tournament. The Golden Gophers rely heavily on ball movement, ranking 51st in the nation with 14.8 assists per game. But they're 205th in scoring at 70.8 points per game with an offense that shoots just 32.1 percent from 3-point range. Minnesota counts on 6-8 junior Amir Coffey (16.3 ppg) and 6-7 senior Jordan Murphy (14.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg) to lead the offense, while 6-4 freshman Gabe Kalscheur (9.9 ppg) is the top 3-point shooter at 41.6 percent. The paint is handled by 6-10 freshman Daniel Oturu (10.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.4 bpg). The Gophers get little from their bench, though, ranking 303rd in bench minutes, according to KenPom. Minnesota failed to break 65 points in nine of its last 13 games in which it went 5-8. Unless they find more offense, it could be a quick exit for the Gophers.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 103.9 (152nd) 102.0 (150th)
Pace 67.8 (240th)
Effective FG% 48.2 (285th) 49.5 (122nd)
Turnover % 14.8 (62nd) 14.8 (280th)
Off Reb % 31.4 (81st) 28.4 (187th)
FTA/FGA 41.6 (15th) 28.2 (57th)
3P% 31.7 (299th) 34.0 (152nd)
2P% 48.5 (240th) 48.7 (113th)
FT% 68.2 (271st) 69.2 (88th)
3PA/FGA 29.6 (342nd) 33.9 (33rd)
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Minnesota (22-14)
(9-11) In Big Ten
Coaches Poll: #42 NET: #55 RPI: #41
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