Chicago State Cougars (3-11) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-6, 0-2 Big Ten)
Minneapolis; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota plays the Chicago State Cougars after Braeden Carrington scored 20 points in Minnesota’s 72-56 win over the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions.
The Golden Gophers have gone 4-3 at home. Minnesota is ninth in the Big Ten with 14.0 assists per game led by Ta’Lon Cooper averaging 6.7.
The Cougars are 0-11 on the road. Chicago State leads the DI Independent with 28.9 points per game in the paint led by Jahsean Corbett averaging 7.6.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jamison Battle averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Golden Gophers, scoring 12.7 points while shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc. Dawson Garcia is averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds over the past 10 games for Minnesota.
Wesley Cardet Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Cougars. Corbett is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games for Chicago State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Gophers: 4-6, averaging 64.2 points, 30.6 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 4.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.6 points per game.
Cougars: 1-9, averaging 65.4 points, 31.0 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 6.1 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 41.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.6 points.
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