Gophers Beat Up Louisville in 1st Round Upset

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After a season of ups and downs that resembled some of the best roller coasters on the planet, Richard Pitino and the Gophers got the ultimate vindication when they dominated the Louisville Cardinals in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon.

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The success started where it always does and that’s Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy. Amir Coffey was aggressive from the tip and it allowed Murphy to dominate from 15 feet and in, not to mention the offensive and defensive glass. Speaking of defense, the Gophers slapped Louisville in the face with their Big Ten-style defense. I don’t know how much of that Louisville had seen throughout the season because they looked stifled by it.

However, the story of the game was the Freshman, Gabe Kalscheur, who went off for 24 points and 5 3-pointers, many of which came early in the second half when the Gophers pulled away. Gabe might have to look twice when he sees who was talking about him while he was dropping heat…

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GAME / POSTGAME / SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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