Their four losses — all to Big Ten teams ranked in the top 14 of the latest poll and all away from home — have come by an average margin of 19.8 points. Robbins made all three of his 3-point attempts in the second half and exacted some revenge on Hunter Dickinson, who got the better of him in the first matchup of the 7-footers and two of the best big men in the nation.
"My whole message to the team prior to the game was to play on their toes," Johnson said. "You've got to play aggressive. Once we scored that first goal, it looked like a much different team than we saw last weekend."
Friday marked the opening of the international signing period, which had been pushed back from July to Jan. 15 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the Twins have made two young shortstops the centerpieces of their signing class. Danny De Andrade, a 16-year-old shortstop from Venezuela, is the top-ranked player in the Twins’ international haul. De Andrade, ranked by MLB.com as the 16th-best prospect in the class, posted photos to his Instagram stories signing his contract.