Gophers ready for West Virginia
By Chris Monter
November 20, 2010
The Minnesota Gophers basketball team may have had their biggest victory in the four years under head coach Tubby Smith when they defeated #8 North Carolina 72-67. The victory lifts them into the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game Sunday versus West Virginia.
Neither team was ranked in the preseason poll, but expect both teams to make an appearance next week.
Minnesota was ranked #30 Associated Press Poll and #28 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while West Virginia was #28 in the AP poll and #32 by the the ESPN/USA Today Coaches. .
The Gophers were 0-7 against ranked teams in Tubby Smith