The Minnesota Golden Gophers square off with the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Madison Sqaure Garden. The game is scheduled to be televised on ESPN.
Minnesota is led by junior forward Rodney Williams, who scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Golden Gophers overtime victory over Washington in the semifinals on Tuesday night. Williams averages a team-high 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Williams will have his hands full with 6-foot-8 senior forward Josh Owens, who recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in Stanford's semifinal win against UMass. Freshman guard Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal in scoring at 13.8 points per game. He shoots the ball better than 43 percent from beyond the arc.
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