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Gopher women crush Badgers in opening round of Big Ten Tournament

The Gopher women's basketball team rolled over Wisconsin, 81-49 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. The eighth-seeded Gophers playing No. 1 seed Penn State in the quarterfinals on Friday.
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The Gopher women's basketball team rolled over Wisconsin, 81-49 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. The eighth-seeded Gophers playing No. 1 seed Penn State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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