1. Minnesota Needs Aggressive Andre Hollins in Title Game vs. SMU

    As of yesterday, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino still wasn't sure if he would have center Elliott Eliason (ankle) available vs. SMU in tonight's NIT championship.....

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  2. Gophers Search for Redemption in Final

    The Gophers are back in the National Invitation Tournament final for the second time in three years. Minnesota's first appearance didn't go so hot.....

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  3. Pitino's NIT Run Shows Potential

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino said earlier this week that his Cardinals will open next season against "a Minnesota team that has every player back — should be top five in the country...

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  4. Video: Richard Pitino Gives Passionate Speech to Golden Gophers

    We're sure that Louisville's Rick Pitino would still like to be coaching at this year's Final Four. But watching his son Richard, coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, navigate his way to the NIT championship game is surely a nice consolation prize...

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  5. Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 in OT at NIT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game...

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  6. SMU, Minnesota to Meet in the NIT Championship Game on Thursday

    SMU 65, Clemson 59: The Mustangs trailed by a dozen, 38-26 at halftime, though the energy picked up for Larry Brown's team, as they held the Tigers to only 21 second half points...

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  7. Hollins Takes Court One Last Time

    It was the beginning of February, and the Gophers had just lost 55-54 to Northwestern at home — their second consecutive loss to a team they should have beaten.....

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  8. NIT Coaches Give Kudos to Richard Pitino ... and Tubby Smith

    Fellow NIT Final Four coaches Leonard Hamilton and Larry Brown were impressed with the job first-year coach Richard Pitino did with the Gophers basketball team this season.....

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  9. Gophers' Pitino Knows Triumph, Tragedy in New York

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  10. Elliott Eliason Likely Will Miss NIT Semifinal Game

    Junior center Elliott Eliason probably won't play in the Gophers' National Invitation Tournament semifinal game Tuesday night because of an injured left ankle, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said Monday...

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  11. Hollins Leads Gophers to New York for NIT Semifinals

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  12. Video: Pitino Slams Chair During NIT Win Over Southern Miss

    Iowa's Fran McCaffery isn't the only active Big Ten men's basketball coach to use chair-slamming as a motivational tactic.....

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  13. Mo Walker: From Question Mark to One of Minnesota's Best Assets

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  14. Gophers Big Apple-Bound After Beating Southern Mississippi

    Richard Pitino's first season as Gophers basketball coach wasn't going to be deemed a success or failure based on whether Minnesota reached the NCAA tournament.....

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  15. Empire State of Mind: Gophers to New York! (Raise the Barn: Overtime)

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  16. GIF: Richard Pitino Spikes Chair in Minnesota Huddle

    Richard Pitino didn't seem to want to any part of his chair during a timeout in Tuesday night's NIT quarterfinal game vs. Southern Miss...

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  17. Gophers Still Alive in NIT After Slow Start

    The Gophers looked poised to lethargically step aside and bow out of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday afternoon.....

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  18. Pitino Gives Six Reasons His Players Should Want to Keep Advancing in the NIT

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  19. Mathieu's Former Coach Will See Remarkable Transformation

    The Gophers guard will be playing for a trip to New York against the coach who didn't offer him a scholarship.....

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  20. Eagan's Joey King Staking Claim to Starting Spot

    Even on a team with little front-court depth, it took Joey King almost an entire season to become a starter. But since then, the power forward from Eagan has become one of Minnesota's most productive players...

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  21. Ahanmisi Shines Late in His Career

    It's an all-too-familiar scene this time of year — seniors' faces flood with tears as their teams fall in the postseason and their college careers end.....

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  22. Late First-Half Surge Sparks Listless U

    The sparse Williams Arena crowd of 3,493 was about as lifeless as the Gophers' players were on the court until about 90 seconds remained in the first half Tuesday night.....

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  23. Once Engaged, Gophers Slip Past High Point

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  24. NIT Capsules

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maverick Ahanmisi scored a career-high 21 points, leading Minnesota past High Point...

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  25. Mathieu Doubtful to Return vs. High Point

    DeAndre Mathieu is doubtful to return to the game with a lower body injury, according to the #Gophers . .....

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