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Gopher basketball team loses forth game out of six

Saturday night the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team lost to Ohio State 64-58, despite 19 second half points from Blake Hoffarber both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported.

Hoffarber was 6-for-10 from the three point line snapping a 7-for-37 slump which had been running during the previous 10 Big Ten games. Hoffarber's 19 points lead the team but he told the Pioneer Press, "It doesn't really mean much, because we got the loss."

The Gophers turned the ball over 17 times which lead to 14 points for the Buckeyes.

At half, the Gophers' were down 29-26 but more turnovers in the second half built the Buckeyes' lead. With 3:46 left on the clock the Gophers cut the lead down to 55-52.

Evan Turner, who led Ohio State with 18 points, was 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the final 1 minute and 8 seconds, sealing the win for the Buckeyes.

Minnesota (18-5,6-5) dropped from third place in the Big Ten Conference to six place while the Buckeyes improved to (17-5, 7-4).

The Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/39269552.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiU

The Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_11654990