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Minnesota Golden Gophers Photos

Minnesota Golden Gophers Photos

  1. Minnesota forward Charles Buggs (23) knocks the ball away from Southern guard Adrian Rodgers (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 85-57. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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    Southern center Frank Snow and Minnesota center Bakary Konate (21) go for a jump ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 85-57. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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  2. Southern guard Trelun Banks (3) defends against the 3-pointer by Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 85-57. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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    Southern guard Trelun Banks (3) defends against Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 85-57. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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  3. Minnesota forward Maurice Walker (15) fouls Southern forward Joell Hopkins on a shot attempt during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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    Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) defends Southern guard Trelun Banks (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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  4. Minnesota center Bakary Konate (21) keeps the ball away from Southern guard Adrian Rodgers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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    Southern guard Tre Lynch (30) drives against Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) as Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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  5. Southern head coach Roman Banks calls a play against Minnesota from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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    Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino calls a play against Southern from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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