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Continued: Souhan: With no excuses, Gophers fall hard

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 3, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Thursday, the Gophers were strong enough inside, and had adequate depth to win the game. They were betrayed by their best players.

This loss belongs to Hollins & Hollins. They’re the guys who had the Gophers ranked as high as eighth in the country last year, and engineered an upset of No. 1 Indiana at The Barn last year.

Thursday, they went 4-for-19 from the field, 1-for-11 from the three-point line and committed four turnovers.

If Hollins & Hollins aren’t going to make shots, Pitino will have every right to spend the rest of the season talking about recruiting.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. jsouhan@startribune.com

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