Wildcats reject the visiting Golden Gophers

Northwestern defeated Minnesota 64-53 in the Big Ten contest Saturday night. Both teams went into the game tied for seventh place. The Gophers (17-10, 5-9 Big Ten) have now lost their last three games. Minnesota welcomes Michigan State to Williams Arena on Wednesday.
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Northwestern defeated Minnesota 64-53 in the Big Ten contest Saturday night. Both teams went into the game tied for seventh place. The Gophers (17-10, 5-9 Big Ten) have now lost their last three games. Minnesota welcomes Michigan State to Williams Arena on Wednesday.

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