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Efficiency Stats - Minnesota

Tired legs. A short bench. Missed open shots.  Take your pick.  Minnesota used a 17-2 second half run to pull away from the Illini today, with a 79-71 final score.  Looking at the numbers, it was the defense that failed the Illini today, and in particular the defensive rebounding.  First for the Illini:

PODCAST: Minnesota Pregame 1-24-15

PODCAST: Minnesota Pregame 1-24-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate are at our Gameday Studios in Champaign, joined by Marcus Jackson, live from Wiliams Arena in Minneapolis.  Brian Barnhart gets the scouting report on the Gophers from assistant coach Jamall Walker.

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Saturday SportsTalk 01-24-15

Saturday SportsTalk 01-24-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate bring you sports news, interviews, and more from the WDWS studios.  Guests include ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg, Illinois Director of Compliance Ryan Squire, Athletic Director Mike Thomas, and Minnesota play-by-play voice Mike Grimm.

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MBB game preview: at Minnesota

Illinois men at Minnesota
1:15 p.m. today


Lineups

ILLINOIS (13-7, 3-4)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.           Ht.     PPG

G    Jaylon Tate    So.    6-3    3.8

Men's golf team carries baggage

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Groce-o-meter

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BY SPENCER BROWN

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