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After early success under Ben Johnson, Gophers must fight human nature

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Minnesota has stared 3-0 in Johnson’s first season and gained the Asheville Championship with victories over Western Kentucky and Princeton final weekend. While nobody is claiming a banner must be raised at Williams Arena over the early achievement, it could possibly be a possibility to get a bit of complacent.

Johnson needed to maintain his workforce from feeling too good about themselves this week.

“It can go two ways,” he stated in a information convention Thursday. “You can fall in the human nature trap of being happy, being content, being satisfied. Or, you can be a true competitor and you want more.”

After the incomes the Gophers’ first match title because the Vancouver Showcase in 2018, Johnson desires his workforce to return out hungry for extra when Minnesota (3-0) faces Purdue Fort Wayne (2-0) at 6 p.m. Friday at The Barn. So, within the workforce assembly, Johnson requested gamers to call the largest opponents they knew of. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Steph Curry and Simone Biles have been among the names that got here up.

“I thought it was a great point to bring up for us on our situation right now,” stated guard Luke Loewe, who has 10 help and one turnover in three video games. “It’s easy sometimes to get complacent when things are going well, and that is what we have to try to stay away from. (It’s about) just having the will to win and get better every day and continue to compete.”

Johnson is working to determine his requirements, and brining dwelling a trophy helps underscore the messages he’s making an attempt to ship.