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1:30 P.M. VS. Texas Tech Puerto Rico Tip-off • ESPNU

Gophers at a glance: Minnesota lost the rebound battle for its fourth consecutive game Friday when the Gophers were outrebounded by Missouri State 40-34. The Bears went to the line 37 times, making 26 of their free throws after 22 Gophers fouls nearly cost Minnesota the game. Missouri State trimmed an 18-point deficit to three with 11 minutes left and hung within four with 1:20 to go, but guard Kevin Dorsey hit a pair of free throws with 1 second left, and blocked a three-pointer on the other end. Joey King hit five three-pointers in the first eight minutes and the Gophers finished with 13 three-pointers. King has scored 18 points or more in three of rthe Gophers’ four games.

Texas Tech at a glance: The Red Raiders led by as many as 13 with 3:23 left in the first half and were in control for most of the game, but they were forced to scrap it out in crunch time after Mississippi State launched a 17-7 run to take a four-point lead with just over nine minutes to play. …Senior guard Devaugntah Williams has led the team in scoring in all three of its games. He is averaging 18 points.

AMELIA RAYNO