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Illinois Tops Gophers In Double Overtime

The Gopher men's basketball team lost their Big Ten opener 81-72 in double overtime at Illinois Tuesday night. Minnesota trailed by as many as 13 points early in the 2nd half before going on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 3. Julian Welch missed the front end of a 1 and 1 that would have given Minnesota a 4 point lead with 20 seconds left in regulation.

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Gopher Basketball Sneaks Out Win Over NDSU

The Gopher men's basketball team snuck out a 63-59 win over North Dakota State Thursday night at Williams Arena. Minnesota fell behind 14-2 behind rallying for the win. Ralph Sampson III led the Gophers with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Rodney Williams added 14 points and 8 rebounds and Maverick Ahanmisi added 13 points for Minnesota.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Routs St. Peters

The Gopher men's basketball team improved to 10-1 after a 69-47 win over St. Peter's Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Minnesota led 34-23 at halftime and cruised in the 2nd half. Ralph Sampson III led the Gophers with 15 points and 8 rebounds, Julian Welch added 11 points and Rodney Williams chipped in 10. The Gophers shot 46 percent from the field while St. Peters shot 39 percent.

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Gopher Basketball Hosts Virginia Tech; Sampson May Miss

The Gopher men's basketball team host Virginia Tech at 8:15pm tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Minnesota is 6-1 while Virginia Tech is 5-1. The Gophers will play tonight without top scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe who is out of for the the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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Sampson III To Stay With Gophers After All

Ralph Sampson III is staying at the University of Minnesota and will not forego his senior season of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Sampson announced Monday that he removed his name from the list of draft eligible players in time Sunday despite reports that he didn't.

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Sampson III Staying In NBA Draft

Gopher center Ralph Sampson III has likely decided to stay in the NBA draft. Sampson III needed to take his name out of the NBA draft list Sunday but he reportedly did not and will stay eligible for the NBA draft. His AAU coach said Sampson II will test the draft. He forgoes his senior year of eligibility.

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