Gophers play Duke in Thanksgiving tourney

University of Minnesota basketball fans are in for a treat this Thanksgiving when the Gophers men's team plays Duke in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, a holiday tournament in the Bahamas. The Gophers haven't played Duke since losing to the Blue Devils in the Sweet 16 of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.
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University of Minnesota basketball fans are in for a treat this Thanksgiving when the Gophers men's team plays Duke in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, a holiday tournament in the Bahamas. The Gophers haven't played Duke since losing to the Blue Devils in the Sweet 16 of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

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