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Opponent Preview: Michigan

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No. 9 Minnesota hosts No. 5 Michigan Thursday night in front of a sold-out crowd as both teams look to bounce back after losing their first Big Ten game. Tip-off at Williams Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

No. 9 Minnesota (15-2, 3-1) vs. No. 5 Michigan (16-1, 3-1) Minneapolis, Minn. – Williams Arena 6:00 p.m. CT – ESPN (Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale) QUOTEABLES "Mbakwe causes the problems just because he's a tremendous rebounder, shot-blocker, dunker, the whole deal. He doesn't need much space – he operates really well in small spaces. As a result, you have to have a body on him in order to compete...

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