Tonight at Williams Arena, it’s the basketball Gophers taking on Appalachian State in non-conference play. This one should be a cakewalk for Minnesota, even though the Mountaineers will be one of the biggest teams they’ve faced so far. Center Ralph Sampson may sit out again, as he tries to recover from an injured ankle.
Sampson starting for Gophers tonight
Ralph Sampson III is back in the starting lineup tonight as the Gophers host Appalachian State in non-conference play at Williams Arena. Sampson missed the previous two games because of a turned ankle. Andre Hollins is also starting despite turning an ankle in Saturday's win over USC.