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Daryus Quarles, right, of St. Joseph's takes a shot as Ralph Sampson III of the Minnesota Gophers defends during the first half Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Associated Press

Gophers pass key road test


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No. 22 Minnesota passed its first true road test of the season on Wednesday night.

Devoe Joseph scored 19 points, including a three-pointer to start a key second-half stretch, and the Gophers beat Saint Joseph's 83-73.

Blake Hoffarber added 14 points for the Gophers (8-1), who were playing their first road game in the United States. Minnesota's only other games off campus were in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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