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Gopher Basketball Headed to NIT Semifinals

The Gopher men's basketball team won at Middle Tennessee State 78-72 to advance to the NIT tournament semifinals Wednesday night. Andre Hollins and Rodney Williams each scored 24 points to lead the Gophers and Elliott Elliason chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Minnesota trailed 32-28 at halftime but rallied to lead by as many as 9 in the 2nd half. The loss at home for Middle Tennessee was their first since November.

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Gophers Down La Salle In NIT

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.

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Gopher Basketball Gets NIT Bid

The Gopher men's basketball team received a bid into the NIT tournament Sunday night. Minnesota is seeded 6th in 1 of 4 regions and will play 3rd seeded La Salle in Philadelphia at 6pm (CT) Wednesday night, pregame on WJON at 5:30.

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Michigan Ends Gopher Basketball Run

The Gopher men's basketball team had Michigan on the ropes in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals but allowed the Wolverines to come from down 6 points with 1:25 left to force overtime. Michigan won 73-69 in overtime to eliminate Minnesota. Freshman guard Andre Hollins led Minnesota with 21 points and 6 assists and Rodney Williams chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds.

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#14 Badgers Down Gophers 52-45

The Gopher men's basketball led at halftime but lost 52-45 at #14 Wisconsin Tuesday night. Minnesota has lost 6 straight games and are 5-12 in the Big Ten and 17-13 overall. Andre Hollins led the Gophers with 18 points and Rodney Williams added 11 points. The Gophers shot 24 percent from the field. Jordan Taylor led the Badgers with 22 points.

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#23 Indiana Routs Gophers 69-50

The Gopher men's basketball team has lost 5 straight games after falling 69-50 at home against #23 Indiana at Williams Arena Sunday afternoon. Austin Hollins led the Gophers with 14 points. Minnesota went out to a 6-0 lead only to allow 9 straight points for the Hoosiers. Christian Watford led Indiana with 12 points.

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Gophers Blow Lead and Game Against #6 Michigan State

The Gopher men's basketball team lost 66-61 at home against #6 Michigan State Wednesday night despite leading by 8 in the 2nd half. Michigan State closed the game on a 19-7 run in the final 6 minutes. The Gophers ran the clock and appeared to play not to lose while allowing Michigan State to come back.

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Gopher Basketball Hosts #6 Michigan State Tonight (poll)

The Gopher men's basketball team hosts 6th ranked Michigan State at 7:30 tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00. Minnesota is 5-9 in the Big Ten and needing a win while Michigan State is 11-3 in the Big Ten and in contention for a #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Gophers are barely on the bubble for a NCAA tournament berth with a 17-10 overall record.

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Gophers Fall to #6 Ohio State

The Gophers men's basketball team lost 78-68 at home against #6 Ohio State Tuesday night. Ohio State ran off 20 straight points when the game was tied at 12. Minnesota rallied to cut the lead to 12 points at halftime and the Gophers would get as close as 8 points in the 2nd half. Rodney Williams led the Gophers with 21 points and 9 rebounds and Julian Welch added 11 points and 9 assists.

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#22 Badgers Beat Gophers In Overtime

The 22nd ranked Wisconsin Badgers beat the Gopher men's basketball team 68-61 in overtime Thursday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Minnesota came from down 13 points in the 2nd half to tie the game at 51 and had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but shot attempts by Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins did not go in for the Gophers. Wisconsin took back control of the game in overtime.

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