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Gophers drop double-overtime Big Ten Conference opener at Illinois, 81-72

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 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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