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Minnesota Vs. Penn State: Golden Gophers Hope To Build Off First Big Ten Win

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 in Big Ten) head to Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-9, 1-4) on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. eastern. It will be the Gophers first game since upsetting No. 8 Indiana at Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Thursday, their first Big Ten and road win of the season.

The key to Minnesota's surprising first win was sophomore guard Austin Hollins, who scored a career high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. He will be a huge factor if the Golden Gophers are to win their second straight.

Penn State will need a big game from junior guard Tim Frazier if they want to get out of a slump that has seen them lose four of their last five. Frazier is second in the Big Ten in scoring (18.1 points per game) and ranks sixth in the nation in assists (6.7 assists per game).

Penn State took both games in this series last year, but Minnesota holds a 19-6 edge overall.

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. For more on the Penn State Nittany Lions, hit up the Black Shoe Diaries.You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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