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Minnesota Vs. Michigan: Golden Gophers Go For First Big Ten Win

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will hit the road to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday. The Gophers are still looking for their first win in Big Ten conference play.

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers suffered a rough loss to Illinois in double-overtime on Tuesday and will face another tough game right away, as they travel to Ann Arbor to take on the No. 16-ranked Michigan Wolverines.

Both teams will be playing in their second Big Ten matchup. The Wolverines are 1-0 in conference play and hold an overall record of 11-2. The Gophers will be hoping to improve on their 12-2 record and pick up their first conference win. They're also hoping that Ralph Sampson III will continue to perform well following his career game on Tuesday, in which he scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

The game between the Gophers and the Wolverines will tip off at 4:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 1. The Wolverines are favored to win by six points and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

For all news and information regarding the Minnesota Golden Gophers, please visit The Daily Gopher. For updates on the Michigan Wolverines, please visit Maize n Brew.

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