Minnesota Loses to Stanford in NIT Final

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The Minnesota Gophers lost to Stanford in the NIT Championship Thursday Night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Stanford won the contest 75-51. This win is Stanford's first NIT Title since 1991 according to The New York Times.

For the Gophers, it is a second place finish in the second biggest college basketball tournament during the month of March besides the NCAA Tournament. The team made it to the finals as the 6th seed, according to the Minnesota Daily.

According to The New York Times, freshmen Chasson Randle scored 15 points for the Stanford Cardinals and his teammate sophomore Aaron Bright added 13 more points from the bench.

Bright was named the tournament's most valuable player, according to The New York Times.

Minnesota ends the season with a 23-15 record after winning last six of their last seven games to make an impressive run at the N.I.T. title.

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