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Gopher men collapse again for fifth straight loss

The Gophers blew a 7-point halftime lead.

The Vikings must know how the Gopher men's basketball team is feeling.

After the Gophers started 15-2 overall and cracked the AP top 25 earlier this month, the U of M has now lost five in a row after an 85-78 loss to the Maryland Terps on Saturday.

Despite leading by 7 at halftime, the Gophers were outscored 59-45 in the second half. Akeem Springs had a team-high 23 points in the loss.

Check out the margin of losses during this losing skid.

Minnesota was still inside ESPN's bracketology – a system that determines what teams will be inside the NCAA Tournament in March – when it was posted this week.

There are still plenty of games left to build a case for a tournament bid, and after watching the Vikings season go down the drain, you'd hate to see a similar situation with this Gophers team.

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