The No. 11 seeded Gophers will face the No. 6 seeded UCLA Bruins Friday night at 9 p.m. CT on TruTV.
While the Gophers are dwarfed by UCLA’s success in the NCAA Tournament historically, Minnesota will be favorites heading into Friday.
The Bobby Jackson led Gophers beat UCLA en route to a Final Four appearance in 1997 but that season was vacated because of academic fraud.
|Minneapolis/St. Paul||City||Los Angeles|
|Kevin McHale, Kris Humphries||Alumni||Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love|
|68.4||Points Per Game||74.7|
|Andre Hollins, 13.9||Leading Scorer||Shabazz Muhammad, 17.8|
|38.8||Rebounds Per Game||36.3|
|Trevor Mbakwe, 8.7||Leading Rebounder||Kyle Anderson, 8.6|
|14.8||Assists Per Game||16.1|
|.442||Field Goal Pct||.455|
|33 (.599)||RPI||27 (.604)|
|31 (90.4)||BPI||29 (78.6)|