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• Wednesday: Minnesota over Purdue, 9 p.m. ET
The young Boilermakers have answered the bell for coach Matt Painter all season. E’Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel and Keaton Grant can all knock down 3s, rebound and pass. Their man defense has great intensity, and they make opponents work for every shot. The Gophers are in full transition mode under new coach Tubby Smith and have showed improvement from last season. Forward Dan Coleman has taken his game to the next level under Smith, and he leads Minnesota in scoring and rebounding. Lawrence McKenzie is an experienced guard with 3-point range, and wide body Spencer Tollackson can score with his back to the basket. Freshman point guard Al Nolen is an excellent ball handler and passer who has gained valuable experience in his first year in the Big Ten. Smith brings championship experience to the Minnesota sideline, and he will be motivating his new team to display toughness and aggressiveness in order to knock off Purdue in Mackey Arena.