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Brown, SMU Face Pitino & Minnesota For NIT Title

With two famous names on the sideline, the NIT championship has a New York feel. One coach is a rising young star, the other is in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career. Both with boyhood ties to the Big Apple.

04/02/2014

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Minnesota Beats Florida State 67-64 In OT At NIT

The Pitino family still has a chance to win a championship this season. Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 Tuesday night to reach the NIT title game at Madison Square Garden.

04/02/2014

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Minn., 3 More College Teams Get To Play At Madison Square Garden

The court at Madison Square Garden got quite a workout over the weekend with the East Regional of the NCAA tournament held there. Four more college teams are back at the Garden in a hurry as the NIT semifinals will be played there Tuesday and the title game on Thursday.

03/31/2014

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Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Southern Miss In NIT

Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.

03/25/2014

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King Scores 18, Minnesota Advances In NIT

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said he gave his team a little advice when St. Mary’s started Sunday’s second-round NIT game by scoring the first 14 points. “I told them to make shots, put the ball in the basket,” he offered, then backtracked.

03/23/2014

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After Missing Big Dance, Gophers Host High Point In NIT

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/18/2014

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Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big Dance

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/17/2014

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No NCAA Tourney, But Gophers Get No. 1 Seed In NIT

Minnesota’s first postseason under coach Richard Pitino will be in the NIT, just like his predecessor Tubby Smith.

03/16/2014

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Good Question: What’s Winning Worth In College Sports?

When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.

04/02/2012

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Gophers Finish Eventful Season With Fuel For Next

Minnesota’s run to a runner-up finish in the National Invitation Tournament was more than a consolation gift at the end of another up-and-down season under coach Tubby Smith.

03/30/2012

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Gopher Coach Tubby Smith On N I T Championship Game

Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith previewed the NIT title match-up with Stanford on the Morning News with Dave Lee

03/29/2012

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Minnesota Beats Washington 68-67 In OT In NIT

Freshman guard Andre Hollins scored 20 points, including five in overtime, and short-handed Minnesota beat Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT title game.

03/27/2012

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Minnesota Tops Middle Tennessee To Reach NIT Semis

Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins each scored 24 points to help Minnesota advance to the semifinals of the NIT with a 78-72 win over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.

03/21/2012

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Minnesota Beats La Salle In Opening Round Of NIT

Rodney Williams tied his career high with 21 points, Austin Hollins had 16 and Minnesota beat La Salle 70-61 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.

03/14/2012

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Gophers Take Upbeat Attitude To NIT

The National Invitation Tournament is often viewed as an anticlimactic, meaningless conclusion to the college basketball season, particularly for a program like Minnesota stuck in mediocrity for more than a decade.

03/12/2012

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