Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota is built to win now - and later, too.
Saturday marks the 112th anniversary - to the day! - of the 1903 Michigan-Minnesota game, which created the lore surrounding the battle over the Little Brown Jug. It will also be the Wolverines fourth meeting with the Golden Gophers on Halloween.
Michigan moved to 3-1 in Big Ten play against the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-6, 0-4), rallying back from a nine-point deficit and poor outside shooting. Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton paced U-M with 15 points apiece in the comeback win.
John Beilein's Wolverines look to build upon a 2-1 league mark when Richard Pitino's 11-5 (0-3) Golden Gophers visit Crisler on Saturday. The Gophers, meanwhile, hope defensive pressure and outside shooting will yield their first conference win.