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Coffey’s Usage Correlating to Minnesota’s Wins

With two games remaining in the regular season, Minnesota sits at 18-11 (8-10 Big Ten) and remains on the NCAA tournament bubble. To reach the tourney, the Gophers need to keep the Coffey flowing.

Junior Amir Coffey’s 31-point, 12-rebound performance at Northwestern propelled Minnesota to a 62-50 victory last week and continued a winning trend when Amir’s usage is high.

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Two Keys for Minnesota in 2018-19

Overall, the Big Ten’s composition is such that a couple of teams that look to be bottom-half teams could sneak up and snag a top half (and tournament) spot, especially with some consensus top-half teams we have concerns about, such as Nebraska. We see Minnesota as a bottom half team (around 10th), but there are several areas where, if they perform well, they can elevate their standing. Two of those are discussed below: 2-point field goal percentage and Amir Coffey’s usage.

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