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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Gophers guard Andre Hollins (1) and Gophers center Elliott Eliason (55) walk off the court after losing to the Wisconsin Badgers 83-57 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The disappointment continued Sunday when the Gophers were passed over for a spot in the NCAA tournament field and instead learned they will play in the NIT beginning Tuesday.

College Basketball: Gophers miss cut for NCAA tourney

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By Marcus R. Fuller

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Making the NCAA tournament was never one of the Year 1 goals for Gophers coach Richard Pitino.

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So he never looked at it as being a big disappointment if his team didn’t make it this year.

The fact that Minnesota was on the list of bubble teams that just missed the cut Sunday meant it exceeded early expectations.

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