Saturday, December 4, 2010

Afternoon News and Notes

Below, some news and notes for the afternoon...

  • Tune into Barry Leonard tonight to hear his pre-game and halftime interviews with Errick Peck and assistant coach, Mike Blaine. Time permitting, other potential interviews could include Mateen Cleaves and Ralph Sampson Sr.
Preview: Minnesota vs. Cornell The Cornell Big Red will play the No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 CT. Check out the game on the Big Ten Network.

Minnesota couldn't keep up with Virginia its last time out, falling 87-79. Trevor Mbakwe was the best player on the court for Minnesota (6-1) as he scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Minnesota is well-balanced. When in the offensive half, the Golden Gophers are accurate from the field, converting 54.1 percent of two-point attempts and draw fouls to get to the line.

Cornell (2-5) is an average team. For Cornell, Mark Coury is back after a productive 2009-10 campaign during which he averaged 2.5 points per game.

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