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So, instead of reading what would excessively long preview, why not watch one of the truely great Gopher teams playing probably the best Illinois team ever. This video is from the second Illinois-Minnesota game of 1988-1989 season.

Minnesota’s roster:

No. Name Pos. Elg. Ht. Wt. Hometown
40 Bond, Walter F So 6-5 220 Chicago, IL (Collins)
34 Burton, Willie F Jr 6-7 210 Detroit, MI (DePorres)
33 Coffey, Richard F Jr 6-6 212 Aurora, NC (Aurora)
30 Gaffney, Ray G Sr 6-2 193 Dayton, OH (Dunbar)
21 Graves, Robert G Fr 6-4 175 Louisville, KY (Seneca)
5 Green, Mario G So 6-2 186 Freeport, Bahamas (Hawksbill)
25 Gutzmann, Scott G So 6-3 195 Faribault, MN (FHS)
4 Hammonds, Kelvin G Fr 6-3 185 Macon, GA (Northeast)
15 Lewis, Connell G Jr 6-1 175 Detroit, MI (Cass Tech)
3 Lynch, Kevin G So 6-6 185 Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
55 Martin, Bob C Fr 7-0 220 Apple Valley, MN
31 Metcalf, Rob G Jr 6-6 205 Wisconsin Rapids, WI (Lincoln)
20 Newbern, Melvin G Jr 6-4 200 Toledo, OH (Scott)
45 Shikenjanski, Jim C Jr 6-9 230 Rockton, IL (Honenegah)
11 Williams, Terence G Jr 6-1 180 Ecorse, MI (Ecorse)
24 Wilson, Erik C Fr 6-11 200

Illinois featured Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, and Kenny Battle among others.

They don’t make ’em like they used to.