Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/22/13
MINNEAPOLIS After losing two straight games against highly ranked opponents, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have identified a common denominator: too many turnovers. Minnesota trailed Indiana by 23 at halftime before a second-half surge fell just short. In that game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, the Gophers turned the ball over 17 times. A few days later against No. 5 Michigan, Minnesota had 15 turnovers while taking the ball away 11 times. The Wolverines converted those 15 Gophers turnovers into 24 points the other way en route to an 83-75 win at Williams Arena. If the Gophers hope to stop their losing streak Wednesday against Northwestern, they'll have to do a better job of taking care of the ball. "We just can't continue to beat ourselves," said Minnesota senior forward Trevor Mbakwe, who had a double-double in the loss to Michigan. "We're already playing against a tough opponent as it is. We can't play against ourselves, too. I think those were good tests for us. We definit...
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