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Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.
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The Minnesota Golden Gopher men's basketball team have started their season with a pair of wins as they took down Loyola-Marymount at Williams Arena on Saturday evening.

The evening got off to a rocky start for Minnesota as the Lions got off to an early lead thanks to a 9-0 run midway through the first half. Although Loyola-Marymount had a 19-10 advantage, the Gophers battled back behind 21 first-half points from Marcus Carr.

After heading into the locker room with a 41-37 halftime lead, the Gophers took charge in the second half. Minnesota opened the half with a 10-2 and got a solid offensive effort from Both Gach, who chipped in with 17 points.

The Gophers expanded their lead to as many as 22 points, but the Lions had a late run to bring the game within 10 points before Minnesota pulled away for the 88-73 victory.

The Gophers (2-0) will host North Dakota on Friday night.

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