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Lindsey Peterson
April 05, 2019 - 11:08 am
"The road to Indianapolis is ready...it is now paved with Gold!" Those were the words of the legendary Ray Christensen on March 22nd, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas following a thrilling 80-72 win over UCLA in the Elite 8. The Gopher Basketball team was on it's way to the Final Four where they would...
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Gophers fall in NCAA tournament
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March 24, 2019 - 5:42 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Gophers' season came to a crashing end Saturday night in Des Moines, Ia., when Michigan State set a blistering pace from the outset and cruised to a 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Spartans (30-6) were never seriously threatened, a...
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Celebrating a win in Des Moines
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March 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo has had great success against Minnesota during regular season play. That doesn't mean he's happy the Spartans are taking on the Gophers in Saturday's second round of the NCAA tournament in Des Moines, Ia. "Playing another Big Ten team in the second...
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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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