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Minnesota vs. Ohio State Final Score 79-73: Buckeyes Too Much For The Gophers

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The Gophers now wait for the NIT bracket to be announced.

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Minnesota lost to Ohio State tonight, 79-73. This was, well, not a terribly large surprise. The Gophers had their chances tonight, but they did not play with the type of quality they needed in order to come away with a victory. As I'm writing this, the Gophers just turned the ball over with 20 seconds left while down 6 points. Pretty much the summary of the night right there.

Good Things

- DeAndre Mathieu: He finished 7 of 9 from the floor with 16 points. There were several moments of the fun Lil' Dre we all missed most of this season. All in all, a fine final Big Ten performance from the senior guard.

- Joey King: He wasn't as hot as last night, but he was 3/4 (2/3 from 3) with 10 points.

- Free throw shooting: Any night over 70% from the line (Gophers shot 71.4%) is a good night from the line to me.

Less Good Things

You know what? I don't have the energy or desire to run through the normal list of things that frustrated me. The Gophers lost, that's a less good thing.

Game Was Over When...

D'Angelo Russell hit a 3 pointer with 1:43 left in the game. The shot put Ohio State up by 7 and put the game completely out of reach for Minnesota.

Next Up?

Well, we don't really know. The NIT seems reasonable but we'll have to wait and see.