Found December 10, 2012 on From The Barn:
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On their slow and deliberate march towards the top ten, the Golden Gophers have three obstacles in their way. The first two are North Dakota State and Lafayette. The third is finals week. Coming off their second true road win of the season, the team is in the enviable position of only needing to take care of business on the court and in the classroom. The hard part of the non-conference season is over. The Big Ten season doesn't start for three weeks. Now they need to survive two more games, rest, focus, and gain a whole lot of legitimacy by beating Michigan State on New Year's Eve.
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