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The Gophers have hit their marks under Dawn Plitzuweit. The next test: one of the nation's best conferences.
Kent Youngblood's analysis: After an 8-1 start, it's time to find out what the Gophers can do against Big Ten competition.
Kent Youngblood's analysis: This is the first road game for the Gophers, and Rupp Arena is a tough opposing venue, but Kentucky has had its struggles.
The Gophers and Hawkeyes will meet Dec. 30 in Iowa City before squaring off at Williams Arena two months later.
The Gophers outscored the Bulldogs 20-9 to close the fourth quarter, then held on in two overtimes at Williams Arena. Mara Braun scored 14 of her 33 points after regulation.
Kent Youngblood's analysis: This is the last of seven straight home games to start the season for Minnesota, and after the UConn game, likely the most challenging.
Plitzuweit has the team playing better defense, but depth could be a problem entering Saturday's game against Drake and beyond.
Grace Grocholski made nine of 14 shots overall and went 5-for-8 on three-pointers. The freshman had 17 points in the first half as Minnesota built an 18-point halftime lead.
Kent Youngblood's analysis: Norfolk State, which is off to a 6-1 record, is a competitive mid-major team the Gophers can't afford to overlook.
Sophie Hart's father sees her finding a rhythm with after not being able to play last season following her transfer from North Carolina State.