Preview: Gopher men's hoops aim to stay undefeated hosting Richmond

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The 3-0 Minnesota Golden Gophers will clash with the unbeaten Richmond Spiders at Williams Arena Sunday night. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

The Gophers rolled over Tennessee State Thursday night with a 72-43 victory. Rodney Williams led Minnesota with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Sports Network reports Richmond enters Sunday night's contest fresh off a win over Hampton 68-58.

The Gophers are off to play Duke in the Bahamas for the Battle for Atlantis on Thanksgiving.

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