The 14th ranked Gopher men's basketball team will host South Dakota State tonight at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:30.  The Gophers are 8-1 and are ranked in both national polls this week.  Minnesota is #14 in the Associated Press Poll and #21 in the USA Today Poll.

South Dakota State is 6-2 and is led by senior guard Nate Wolters.  Wolters is a St. Cloud Tech High School graduate who led the Tigers to back to back 3rd place finishes in the the Class 4-A boys basketball tournament.  Wolters leads South Dakota State is scoring and assists.  He is averaging 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds a game.  Wolters is a 6-4 193 pound senior for the Jackrabbits.  South Dakota State lost to Baylor in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2012.