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Continued: Signs of improvement on defense for Gophers basketball

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 19, 2014 - 9:33 AM

As the Gophers embark on their final stretch of five conference games, the continued improvement of the defense will be critical in coming up with three more victories, probably what is needed to receive a postseason NCAA bid.

The Gophers have allowed opponents to shoot 45.5 percent from the field in losses, but just 38.5 percent in their wins.

“We’re one of those teams that learn from our mistakes really well,” Andre Hollins said. “We have a bad game and we’ll come back in practice and have an amazing practice. … We’ve been working hard and hard work pays off.”

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