Win or lose NIT, Gophers' Smith expects contract extension

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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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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