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Maverick Ahanmisi of the Minnesota Gophers celebrates as he ties up the game during the first half against St. Marys during the NIT game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (Pioneer Press: Sherri LaRose-Chiglo)

Men's basketball: Gophers rally past St. Mary’s in NIT


By Marcus R. Fuller

St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — It was a bad sign when fans were waiting to cheer on the Gophers’ first basket nearly seven minutes into Sunday’s game.

Minnesota was sleepwalking through most of the first half when it trailed 14-0 to start a second-round NIT game against St. Mary’s at Williams Arena.

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