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Gophers take down Southwest Baptist, 86-59

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Southwest Baptist at Minnesota - Men's Basketball Wrap-Up

In its exhibition finale, Minnesota dropped 3-happy Southwest Baptist, 86-59, Monday night at Williams Arena. The Bearcats attempted a whopping 36 3-pointers, hitting just 10 on the night (27.8 percent), while the Gophers shot 53 percent from the field. Rodney Williams scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and swatted two shots, both game highs, while Joe Coleman put in a game-high 15 points.

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Is it 2010 all over again for Minnesota?

We’re going to try something new this year. Instead just previewing every team like we usually do, we’ll give the people what they really want—ammunition to win arguments. So for every team, we’ll have both sides of the debate covered. First up, Minnesota.

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Minnesota wins exhibition opener

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Minnesota State at Minnesota - Men's Basketball Wrap-Up

Here are  few individual highlights from Minnesota’s exhibition game on Thursday night, including a run at the end of the first half. Minnesota had a 5-0 run starting with a three-pointer from Austin Hollins, a steal and a dunk from Maverick Ahanmisi. The Gophers won the game 81-56.

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Tonight's men's hoops on the Big Ten Digital Network

The slate of Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition games continues online only tonight. Use these links to watch Thursday’s men’s exhibition basketball games on the Big Ten Digital Network: Northern Michigan @ Michigan and Indiana Wesleyan @ Indiana at 7 p.m. ET and Minnesota State @ Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET. Use these links to go directly to the GameTrackers at the school websites: MGoBlue.com, GopherSports.com, and IUHoosiers.com

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In the spotlight: B1G players who need to produce

Melsahn Basabe & Ben Brust

Terone Johnson 3-pointers

The exhibition season already has tipped off for Big Ten men’s hoops teams. Before the games start to count, though, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina wanted to offer his Big Ten players in the spotlight. Whether the players have big shoes to fill, they’re considered the missing piece or they’re coming off down years, Yarina offers one guy for every Big Ten team. See the list in this post.

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