The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Indiana Hoosiers will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Indiana Hoosiers @ Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 ET
Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN
Indiana vs. Minnesota Live TV: ESPN
Minnesota is one of these teams that badly needs a signature win at some point over the course of the end of the season to get into the NCAA Tournament for sure. This would be the game that removes all doubt when push comes to shove. However, it’s a heck of a lot easier said than done. Matters only went downhill from the point of an 88-81 loss in Bloomington earlier this year, as since that point, the Golden Gophers are 2-7-1 ATS and just 3-7 SU with some very suspect losses sprinkled in. The key to this game is very simple. If the battle on the boards is close or is in favor of Minnesota, this could be an interesting game. If the Gophers are having a ton of one-and-done possessions though, this is going to become an ugly game. After going on the road to East Lansing and beating the Michigan State Spartans, we have no doubts that the Hoosiers are going to be up for this one. This isn’t the spot for a letdown game (that one might be up next against the Iowa Hawkeyes at home). F Cody Zeller, G Victor Oladipo and company are clearly putting together the best season in college basketball at the moment, and there isn’t a team right now in the Big Ten that is going to stop them from dominating. This should be another great game for IU en route to the regular season Big Ten title.
Indiana vs. Minnesota Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -5.5
Indiana vs. Minnesota Prediction: Indiana 72 – Minnesota 63