MINNESOTA (3-0) vs. NORTH DAKOTA (0-2)
Friday, December 4
8:00 p.m. CT
Minneapolis, Minn. (Williams Arena)
Series: 22nd Meeting (19-2)
Series (Home): 21st Meeting (18-2)
Current Streak: W-13
Richard Pitino vs. North Dakota: 2-0
* – excludes vacated games
• Friday’s game marks the second time in two years the Fighting Hawks will visit Williams Arena. Minnesota earned a 79-56 win last year against UND on Nov. 24, 2019. Gabe Kalscheur led the way last year against UND when he scored 18 points. In all, Minnesota had fi ve players score double-digit points. This weekend’s contest marks the 21st meeting between the two
teams, all of which have been played at home with the exception of one game (Dec. 4, 1969).
• Minnesota is in the midst of playing its fi rst six games of the season at home. The last time the Golden Gophers played sixstraight home games to start the season was in 2016-17. The Gophers played an exhibition against Bemidji State, followed by six regular season games at home. The Gophers, who are 3-0 now in 2020, started the 2016 season 6-0.
• Marcus Carr is off to a hot start, averaging 29.7 points per game. That currently ranks second in Division I, trailing only Iowa’s Luka Garza at 33.5 in two games played. Carr also ranks second nationally in fi eld goals made (31) and eighth in attempts (57).
• Brandon Johnson started his fi rst game as a Golden Gopher on Monday. Johnson, a grad transfer from Western Michigan, started in 91 career games for the Broncos. Both he and Curry have seen starting action this year at the forward position.
• Marcus Carr was named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List Tuesday. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award. Carr is one of 50 named to the watch list and one of 10 from the Big Ten Conference
(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)