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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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Lindsay Whalen at the mic
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February 22, 2019 - 5:00 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Gophers were in command all night, leading No. 8 Maryland by as many as 16 points in the second half and seven points in the final minute. But the Terrapins never gave up, with Kaila Charles making a buzzer-beating layup for Maryland's only lead in a 71-69 victory over...
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Lindsay Whalen coaching the Gophers
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February 18, 2019 - 5:28 am
Make it six wins in a row for the Gopher women's basketball team, who drilled Penn State 97-67 Sunday at Williams Area and continued a late-season push for a high seed in the Big Ten tournament. All five starters reached double figures for the Gophers, led by Destiny Pitts' 22 points and 17 each...
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Gopher forward Jordan Murphy and the basketball
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February 17, 2019 - 5:47 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Though several critical weeks remain in Jordan Murphy's college basketball career, the Golden Gophers have already found themselves thinking about how soon their indefatigable big man is going to be gone. This was one of those games to savor. With Murphy muscling his way to 23...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:22 am
The Gopher women's basketball team won its fifth straight game Thursday night, holding Purdue to two points in the fourth quarter and pulling away for a 65-45 win in West Lafayette, Ind. Destiny Pitts scored 27 points, all but four in the second half, while Kenisha Bell added 17 points and nine...
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February 11, 2019 - 5:10 am
The Gophers staged a late rally to force overtime, then scored the first nine points of the extra session and held on to beat Northwestern 73-64 on Sunday at Williams Arena. It was the fourth straight win for the Gophers under first-year coach Lindsay Whalen in a game that saw Northwestern fight...
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Gabe Kalscheur and the Gophers at Michigan State
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February 10, 2019 - 7:17 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Golden Gophers' chances of making the NCAA tournament continue to lessen following Saturday's 79-55 pasting at the hands of Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. The Gophers (16-8, 6-7 Big Ten) have lost a season-high three straight games, all to ranked teams. The...
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Former Gopher Philip Nelson
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February 04, 2019 - 11:42 am
A Minnesota-born football player who was involved in a near-fatal beating of a Mankato man is back in the game. Phil Nelson is one of three quarterbacks on the roster of the San Diego Fleet , one of eight teams in the new Alliance of American Football. The team opens its preseason on Saturday...
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