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Weather gets warmer, competition gets tougher for Minnesota in Bahamas tournament

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MINNEAPOLIS– The sun, sand and crystal blue waters of the Bahamas wait for the Golden Gophers this weekend, an apparently best vacation getaway just as the weather begins to turn in the house in Minnesota. The only problem is that the Duke Blue Devils are also hanging around on the Caribbean island, together with a stacked field of competition that is going to drastically raise the strength of a timetable that has actually been billowy soft to this point. Minnesota kicks off the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Thursday with a game against No. 5 Duke. The field also consists of No. 2 Louisville, No. 13 Missouri, No. 19 Memphis, VCU, Stanford, and Northern Iowa. That’s a major action up in the level of competition the Gophers have actually faced early in the nonconference timetable.

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-0.173083 “No,” the typically blunt Tubby Smith said …
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0.0816325 “In all these games we’ve played so far, we’ve really done a good job of getting out and contesting shots,” guard Austin Hollins said. …
0.0829234 “In all these games we’ve played so far, we’ve really done a good job of getting out and contesting shots,” guard Austin Hollins said. “Our defense all around has just been great, and I think as long as we keep that up we’ll be all right.”
-0.262157 “Whoever we play is going to be tough,” Hollins said. …
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0.041584 “We play in a big-time conference, and we’re going to play against big teams,” forward Trevor Mbakwe said. …
0 “We play in a big-time conference, and we’re going to play against big teams,” forward Trevor Mbakwe said. “We all came here for that, and we’ve got the opportunity to play against one of the toughest teams in the best preseason tournament. I think we’re all looking forward to it.”
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The sun, sand and crystal blue waters of the Bahamas await the Golden Gophers this weekend, a seemingly perfect holiday getaway just as the weather starts to turn at home in Minnesota.

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Weather gets warmer, competition gets tougher for Minnesota in Bahamas tournament

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