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The Gophers basketball team gets ready for their big game in Madison Square Garden tonight in New York City, site of the NIT's final four.
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Madison Square Garden plays host the Gophers and Stanford tonight in the NIT championship game. Minnesota defeated Washington in the semifinals thanks to a big game from freshman Andre Hollins. Tubby Smith says he wants Hollins to have the ball in clutch situations "because he’s making very good decisions with it.”

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Gophers head coach Tubby Smith says win or lose in Madison Square Garden this week, he expects to get a contract extension. Smith's team plays Washington Tuesday night in the NIT semifinals.

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Central Michigan tonight. North Dakota State next week. That's what's left on the Gophers non-conference basketball schedule as Minnesota prepares for Big 10 play two weeks from today. The big question: Can Tubby's team, now 10-1, win games against the big boys without Trevor Mbakwe.

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