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The Gophers women's basketball team faces Ohio State tonight in the first round of the Big 10 tournament.

Minnesota, 18-12 overall and 7-9 in the conference, likely need to string a few wins together to make the NCAA tournament. Pam Borton's team been to the big dance for the past three seasons.

Facing the Buckeyes couldn't be a better draw. Minnesota has already defeated Ohio State twice this season.

After a strong conference finish, which included a win against league champion Penn State,  Borton told the Star Tribune, "I think we're in a great situation."

If the Gophers win tonight, they'll face the Nittany Lions Friday night.

Tip-off tonight in Chicago is at 6 p.m., with the game to be carried on the Big Ten Network.

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