STrib: Early test for Gophers arrives at Williams Arena in Texas-Arlington

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Usually when Sun Belt teams play Power Five programs, they are the underdog. But that might not be the case Monday night when the Gophers host Texas-Arlington.

Of the two teams at Williams Arena, only one is projected to make the NCAA tournament. And it’s not the home team.

The Mavericks, who beat Ohio State and Memphis last season, return nearly intact from a 24-11 squad. They are the favorites to win the Sun Belt and have the conference Preseason Player of the Year in Kevin Hervey.

“I scheduled this team with the thought in mind that I was scheduling an NCAA tournament team,” Gophers coach Richard Pitino said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get a really good team, a veteran team, a team that a lot of people would stay away from playing.”

http://www.startribune.com/early-test-for-gophers-arrives-at-williams-arena-in-texas-arlington/401039035/

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