Smith's Gophers looking for 3-point pop on offense

At Williams Arena, the basketball Gophers finish up exhibition play tonight against Augustana. Coach Tubby Smith is looking for more outside shooting. In Minnesota’s first tune-up against Bemidji state, the Gophers were just 1 of 7 from three-point range
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At Williams Arena, the basketball Gophers finish up exhibition play tonight against Augustana. Coach Tubby Smith is looking for more outside shooting. In Minnesota’s first tune-up against Bemidji state, the Gophers were just 1 of 7 from three-point range

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