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Minnesota Golden Gophers
With 10:25 left in the first half, junior Lawrence McKenzie broke a 1,000 career points with a 3-pointer to put Minnesota up 12-7.
Walk-on sophomore Jamal Abu-Shamala is averaging 19.5 points on 11-of-18 from the field, 8-of-12 from three-point range vs. Michigan this season.
Minneapolis native Dan Coleman ranks second in the conference with an average of 4.75 rebounds per game.
The #10 Gophers defeated #8 Wolverines in last year's Big Ten tournament first round, 59-55.
Sophomore Brandon Smith and McKenzie were high school teammates at Minneapolis Henry High School.
Centers Spencer Tollackson and Jon Williams hold unique majors on the Minnesota team. Tollackson is a theater major while sophomore Williams is an American Indian Studies major.
While the Gophers have no seniors on its roster, juniors Coleman, McKenzie and Tollackson have led the team this year.