The Big Ten Conference opener between the Gophers and Illinois went to double-overtime Tuesday night, with the Illini coming away with a 81-72 home court victory. Minnesota was outscored 11-2 in the second overtime. Ralph Sampson III led the Gophers with 22-points.
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The Gophers (16-6, 4-5 Big Ten) surged pass Illinois Saturday night. Minnesota defeated the Fighting Illini 77-72 in overtime at Williams Arena. The Gophers were looking for redemption after losing to Illinois in double-overtime a month ago. Minnesota travels to Iowa City on Wednesday.
Gophers blanked by Big Ten awards
Not a single Golden Gopher men's basketball player was named to the first, second, third or even honorable mention Big Ten teams on Monday. The only Gopher to take home an award of any kind was Ralph Sampson III. The senior was given a Big Ten Sportsmanship award.
Preview: Gophers vs. Illinois
Minnesota (15-6, 3-5) is looking for redemption when they host Illinois Saturday night. The Gophers' lost to the Illini after double-overtime a month ago. Tubby Smith told the Star Tribune that the team is desperate for wins after starting the Big Ten conference 0-4. Minnesota went on to win three in a row, but Michigan State outmuscled the Gophers ending that streak Wednesday.
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.
Michigan rallies, knocks Gophers out of Big Ten Tournament, 73-69 in overtime
The Gophers run in the Big Ten Tournament came to a crashing halt Friday as they lost to second-seeded Michigan, 73-69 in overtime. Minnesota led 56-53 with less than 30 seconds left in regulation, but the Wolverines hit a three to force overtime, and eventually end the Gophers chances at the NCAA tournament.
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