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Gophers to play LaSalle in NIT

As expected, Tubby Smith’s Golden Gophers didn’t receive an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Instead, they received a No. 6 seed in the National Invitational Tournament. They play third-seeded LaSalle in the first round Wednesday.
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As expected, Tubby Smith’s Golden Gophers didn’t receive an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Instead, they received a No. 6 seed in the National Invitational Tournament. They play third-seeded LaSalle in the first round Wednesday.

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