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Gophers lose big to Michigan State, ending season

March 23, 2019 10:31 PM

The Spartans ran away from undermanned Big Ten foe Minnesota for a 70-50 victory in the second round of the East Region to set up a matchup with LSU next week in Washington.

Xavier Tillman led the way for Michigan State with 14 points in 22 minutes. The Spartans lost in either the second or first round in each of the last three years.

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The Gophers had to play without star forward Jordan Murphy, who had back spasms and was forced out after only four minutes of action in the first half.

Murphy went into the game briefly in the closing stretch so the Minnesota fans could give the senior a proper send-off. He had tears in his eyes as he walked gingerly back to the bench and hugged his coaches and teammates.

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