'Barn Burner' set as Gopher mens hoops host Michigan

10:38 AM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The last time two top ten men's basketball teams tipped off in Williams Arena was 1977.

That's when the number ten Gophers hosted number five Michigan.

The same two teams square off Thursday night. This time the Gophers are ranked number nine and the Wolverines walk in as the number five team in the nation once again.

Tickets are completely sold out and the Gophers athletic department is urging all fans to show up early for the 6 o'clock game.

Both Michigan and the Minnesota are 3-1 in the Big Ten and coming off losses. Michigan lost Sunday to Ohio State and the Gophers couldn't overcome an early deficit Saturday against Indiana.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt has more on the last time there was this much hype for a Gopher men's basketball game and talks with University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague.

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