The Gopher men's basketball team won their first round NIT game 70-61 at La Salle in Philadelphia Wednesday night.  Minnesota rallied in the 2nd half and shot 52 percent from the field.  La Salle shot 47 percent.  The Gophers were led by Rodney Williams with 21 points, Austin Hollins had 16 points and Andre Hollins had 13 points.

Minnesota is 20-14 and will play at Miami Monday night at 8pm.  See the game on ESPN.