Your NCAA tournament prep begins now. All season long ESPN Insider will be previewing key games between tournament contenders from an advanced statistical point of view to see how teams really stack up. Keep these points in mind when the action starts, but also stick them in your bank of bracket knowledge for March.
Minnesota has hit the skids after a strong start to the season and looks like an easy victim for Purdue's suffocating defense. To get back in the win column, the Gophers will have to beat the Boilers on the boards.