Gophers try to get road game back on track at Purdue

5:46 PM, Mar 8, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The good news for Minnesota is that the last true road game of the season is this weekend.

But the Gophers need a win at Purdue on Saturday to get back on track before the Big Ten tournament, and they've lost seven in a row away from cozy, noisy Williams Arena. The latest slip on a trip came Wednesday at Nebraska, an ugly 53-51 loss. Three of their top five scorers, Rodney Williams, Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman, failed to score a point in that game.

One of the biggest problems was free-throw shooting. The Gophers missed 10 of 20 attempts. So they shot hundreds more in practice this week, trying to rediscover their rhythm at the line.

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