The Minnesota Golden Gophers play host to a Buckeye team free falling that need a bounce back in the worst of ways. Ohio State was 15-0 before a near-incredible-comeback against Michigan State on the road ended in heartbreak and then a subsequent let down game against the Golden Gophers.
For Minnesota, a loss would effectively kill their hopes to be in the mix for an unlikely regular season Big Ten conference championship Though the Golden Gophers' season didn't have the lofty expectations of maybe the likes of an OSU or Michigan State, they took MSU to overtime as well, lost a tight game to Michigan, and only has other losses to #2 Syracuse and the same Arkansas team that just upset Kentucky on a buzzer beating slam dunk.
Below is our Ohio State-Minnesota open thread. If this is your first time joining us, welcome. Be good to each other and bring your best GIPHY game. #GoBucks
|OHIO STATE BUCKEYES||MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
|15-2, 2-2 | #11 AP / #9 Coaches
|Aaron Craft||G||Austin Hollins|
|Shannon Scott||G||Deandre Mathieu|
|Lenzelle Smith Jr.||G||Andre Hollins|
|LaQuinton Ross||F||Oto Osenieks|
|Amir Williams||F/C||Elliott Eliason|
|Date:||January 16, 2014
|Time:||9:00 p.m. ET
|TV:||ESPN2 - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1302 HD/32 SD, WOW! 222 HD/34 SD, DirecTV 209, DISH 144||Spread:||+3|
|Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460||Over/Under:||135.5|
||The Daily Gopher|
|Minnesota? That's not even a state.|