Minnesota beat Boston University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament yesterday. North Dakota beat Western Michigan, too. Well, lookee here - Gophers-North Dakota on the big stage once again.
The last time these two teams faced each other in the NCAA Tourney, North Dakota won the game in overtime:
This came the weekend after the famous Blake Wheeler goal for the Gophers to win the Final Five in overtime:
In case anyone does not remember, North Dakota embarrassed the Gophers in the Final Five this year after the Gophers had built a 3-0 lead through 38 minutes of play, scoring six unanswered goals to win the game 6-3. Perhaps Minnesota can turn the tables on North Dakota in a similar way this season.
The puck drops in just a few minutes (4:30 CST) on ESPNU. Let's go Gophers!