Minnesota's Amir Coffey (5) celebrates a three-point basket during the first half against Louisville. It was one of 11 by the Gophers, who ranked near

Gophers show new moves in Louisville win; Michigan St. next

Only a dozen of the 353 teams in Division I have fewer three-point baskets than the Gophers, who hit 11 of them in beating Louisville and moving into a Saturday night game against No. 2-seed Michigan State.

Souhan: Pitino downplayed the past and may have secured his future

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Gophers coach Richard Pitino directs his team during Thursday's first-round game against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.
Gophers coach Richard Pitino refused to play the "Him vs. Louisville" game all week, even after the Gophers had dribbled out the clock in their NCAA first-round victory over the Cardinals.

Gophers top scorer Pitlick leaves early for deal with NHL's Predators

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Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rem Pitlick (15) attempted a shot in the second period against the Michigan Wolverines.
Pitlick's 21 goals and 24 assists as a junior ranked him as one of the most prolific scorers in college hockey this season.

Souhan: Izzo's mistake was linking manic outburst, real-world behavior

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Gophers will face legendary the Michigan State coach two days after his controversial berating of a Spartans player in Round 1.

Potomak sisters reunite, helping Gophers reach women's Frozen Four

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The Potomak siblings will wrap up their first season together at the U at this weekend's Frozen Four in Hamden, Conn., starting with Friday's semifinal against Cornell.
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North Dakota State's Tyson Ward reacts after the team's win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tour

Live: Watch all of today's NCAA basketball tournament games here

Iowa starts the day playing Cincinnati at 11:15 a.m. and North Dakota State plays No. 1 overall seed Duke tonight. If you're not near a TV, here's how to keep up with all of today's games.
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Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) reacts next to teammates Gabe Kalscheur (22) and Amir Coffey (5) after a basket and a foul during the first half of a fi

Gophers sports everywhere on TV this weekend: Here's where to watch

Gophers teams are playing in Big Ten and national tournaments throughout the country this weekend. Here's a guide to where you can find everything on TV, the web and radio.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
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Brad Hardin, took a selfie in front of a 3-D sculpture of the Final Four bracket on the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. The crowd downtown will be large

Downtown Mpls. road closures begin Monday ahead of Final Four in April

Planners say transit, free rides in Buicks, walking are all good options.
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St. Cloud State’s Easton Brodzinski (26) and teammates celebrated a goal at last year’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

No. 1 St. Cloud State ready for rugged NCHC tournament

St. Cloud State headlines league tournament that has three of the NCAA's top five teams.
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The Gophers bench celebrates a three-point basket during the second half against Louisville

Hartman: Gophers' win sets up rematch with Michigan State

Richard Pitino's squad on Thursday played confidently vs. Louisville, but Michigan State offers another tough challenge.
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Gable Steveson, in January.

Four Gophers reach quarterfinals in NCAA wrestling meet

Four Gophers, including once-beaten Gable Steveson, won two matches on Thursday at the NCAA Wrestling Championships to advance to the quarterfinals on Day 2.
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March 22
Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy

'No doubt': Murphy insists sore back won't keep him out vs. Michigan State

In the second round Saturday, the Gophers will need Jordan Murphy at his best against No. 2 seed Michigan State, who won the Big Ten regular-season and conference tournament titles.
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March 21
Lindsay Whalen's Gophers got off to a perfect start, winning all 11 non-conference games and earning a Top 25 ranking. Then Big Ten play set in and th

Whalen, Gophers players welcome chance to play in WNIT

The opportunity for a Gophers team that rebounded from a 2-7 start to finish 9-9 in the Big Ten to play together is a blessing.
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March 21

Gophers vs. Michigan State in NCAA tournament: A sneak preview

Looking ahead to Saturday.
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March 21

Gophers-Louisville NCAA tournament game recap

A look back at Thursday's first-round game.
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March 21

Gophers women vs. Northern Iowa preview

This is the Gophers' fifth appearance in the WNIT, where they are 4-4 all-time.
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Gophers' results in recent NCAA basketball tournaments

Here's the Gophers' results in six tournaments since 2000
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March 21

NCAA Women's Frozen Four Preview

Friday's semifinals: Gophers vs. Cornell, 3 p.m.; Wisconsin vs. Clarkson, 6 p.m.
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March 21
Minnesota center Daniel Oturu

Gophers react to NCAA tourney win vs. Louisville

Gophers players talk in the locker room after Thursday's NCAA tournament win against Louisville in Des Moines.
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March 21
Pitino following Tubby Smith's script so far -- but ending feels different

Pitino following Tubby Smith's script so far -- but ending feels different

Richard Pitino entered Year 6 as Gophers men’s basketball coach with zero NCAA tournament victories, a Big Ten career record well below .500 and whispers that his job could be in jeopardy.
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March 21
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino questions a call during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Louisville in the NCAA To

Souhan: Pitino wins coaching battle, steers Gophers into Round 2

Richard Pitino thoroughly outcoached his father's successor at Louisville to get his first NCAA victory as a head coach.
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March 21

Photos: Gophers upset Louisville in the NCAA tournament

Minnesota beat Louisville 86-76 in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.
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March 21

Pregame: Seniors try to extend their career with NCAA tourney victory

Gophers seniors Jordan Murphy, Dupree McBrayer and Brock Stull will try to extend their college career with an NCAA tournament win Thursday against Louisville in Des Moines.
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March 21
Lost and found: Coffey changed his game to get Gophers into NCAA tournament

Lost and found: Coffey changed his game to get Gophers into NCAA tournament

Following a downtrodden February, the Gophers upped their game thanks to Amir Coffey's aggressiveness. "He likes that big moment," Richard Pitino said. "We need him to be assertive."
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March 21
Minnesota's Gabe Kalscheur (22), Jarvis Omersa and Daniel Oturu (25)

Souhan: Gophers' local recruits might make NCAA bids a habit

On Thursday, the 10th-seeded Gophers open the NCAA tournament featuring three starters from Minnesota. "There's nothing you can sell more ... than local kids having a great experience," Richard Pitino said.

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