San Fran. is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 37-29 lead against Minnesota.
If San Fran. keeps playing like this, they’ll bump their record up to 5-2 in no time. On the other hand, Minnesota will have to make due with a 4-2 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
Minnesota Golden Gophers @ San Fran. Dons
Current Records: Minnesota 4-1, San Fran. 4-2
How To Watch
When: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. ETWhere: Chase Center — San Francisco, CaliforniaTV: CBS Sports NetworkFollow: CBS Sports AppWatch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TVFubo (Try for free) Fubo’s holiday offer just kicked off – For a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 on Fubo’s Pro, Elite, and Premier plans ($20 off the first and second months)Ticket Cost: $37.40
What to Know
Minnesota has played every game this season on their home court, but they’ll have to hit the road on Sunday. They will face off against the San Fran. Dons at 8:30 p.m. ET at Chase Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.
Minnesota has made a habit of sweeping their opponents off the court, having now won three games by 19 points or more this season. They were the clear victor by a 86-67 margin over the Golden Lions. Winning is a bit easier when you work as a team to rack up 13 more assists than your opponent, as Minnesota did.
Minnesota can attribute much of their success to Dawson Garcia, who scored 19 points along with 9 rebounds, and Cam Christie, who scored 14 points. Less helpful for Minnesota was Isaiah Ihnen’s abysmal 0-6 three-point shooting.
Meanwhile, the Dons didn’t have too much trouble with the Mastodons at home on Wednesday as they won 76-60. That’s two games straight that San Fran. has won by exactly 16 points.
Ryan Beasley and Jonathan Mogbo were among the main playmakers for San Fran. as the former scored 20 points along with 5 rebounds and the latter dropped a double-double on 15 points and 18 rebounds. Beasley continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he’s played. The team also got some help courtesy of Mike Sharavjamts, who scored 11 points along with 6 rebounds.
The Golden Gophers’ victory bumped their record up to 4-1. As for the Dons, their win was their third straight at home, which pushed their record up to 4-2.
Minnesota is hoping to beat the odds on Sunday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. The pair have both performed well against the spread, with they at 4-0-1 and San Fran. at 1-0 ATS.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Minnesota have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 43.6 rebounds per game. However, it’s not like San Fran. struggles in that department as they’ve been averaging 37.5 per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.
San Fran. is a 4.5-point favorite against Minnesota, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 137.5 points.
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