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Lindsay Whalen coaching
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March 19, 2019 - 5:51 am
The Gopher women's basketball team fell short of making the NCAA tournament field, and will start their postseason on Friday night by hosting Northern Iowa in the National Invitation Tournament. Under first-year coach Lindsay Whalen, the Gophers started out with 12 straight wins and were closing in...
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Lindsey Peterson
March 15, 2019 - 5:30 am
September 1st, 1955. The average cost of a new house was $10,950. You got gas for 23 cents a gallon. That new technology that was all the rage? Black and white Television. A new TV would set you back a shocking $100. McDonald's fast food chain was started by Ray Kroc. Escalation in Vietnam was...
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Richard Pitino watches his team
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March 11, 2019 - 7:45 am
Gopher men's basketball coach Richard Pitino is in agreement with many bracketologists that his team is all but a lock for the NCAA tournament. Folks who aren't as sure are looking at this week's Big Ten tournament in Chicago, with hopes that a win or two there would solidify the Gophers' chances...
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Another loss for the Gophers
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March 09, 2019 - 7:51 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Three days after one of their best games of the season, the Gopher men's basketball team suffered another downer. And it could not have come at a worse time. The Gophers fell at No. 24 Maryland on Friday night 69-60, keeping their NCAA hopes up in the air with the Big Ten...
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Gophers win and DuPress McBrayer is mobbed
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March 06, 2019 - 5:21 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After the students streamed onto the court in celebration of a critical victory over Purdue, the five seniors on the Gophers' roster each took turns with the microphone to thank the fans in another indelible moment from their last home game. In a season marked by missed...
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DuPree McBrayer and Jordan Murphy celebrate for the Gophers
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March 05, 2019 - 4:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The season, let alone Dupree McBrayer's entire college career at Minnesota, hasn't played out the way he planned it. When his mother, Tayra McFarlane, retired from her job as an assistant warden at a notorious New York City jail , her decision was driven by desire to attend as...
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March 04, 2019 - 5:31 am
They've reached 20 wins. But that's not enough for the University of Minnesota women's basketball team and head coach Lindsay Whalen, in more ways than one. Destiny Pitts scored 26 points and Kaniesha Bell added 23 to lead the Gophers to an 82-63 win over Michigan State in their final regular...
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Amir Coffey with the dunk
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March 01, 2019 - 5:01 am
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Amir Coffey gave the Gopher men's basketball team just the jolt it needed, while the Gopher women fizzled down the stretch again. Coffey tied a career high with 32 points and set one with 12 rebounds to lead Minnesota to a 62-50 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night. In...
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Amir Coffey on the road at Rutgers
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February 25, 2019 - 5:34 am
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Montez Mathis had 18 points while Eugene Omoruyi had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Rutgers past the Gophers 68-64 Sunday night. A once-promising seasons has hit a rough patch for the Golden Gophers as they have now lost six of their last seven. They'll have to get back...
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Tough night at the Barn
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February 22, 2019 - 6:05 am
The Gopher men's basketball team's NCAA hopes took another hit Thursday in a 69-60 loss to No. 7 Michigan Thursday night at Williams Arena. The Wolverines held the Gophers to 18 first-half points and held off a late surge for the win, tying them with Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten...
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