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After sweep of Seawolves, Gophers eye North Dakota

North Dakota may be struggling early on, but some say the 7-1 Gophers will still get a tough test this weekend at Mariucci Arena.
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North Dakota may be struggling early on, but some say the 7-1 Gophers will still get a tough test this weekend at Mariucci Arena.

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