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College Basketball

  Minnesota's Kevin Clark holds aloft his MVP trophy after leading the Gophers to the NIT title  
(AP)

Gophers gather NIT title

Minnesota drops Penn State in final; Clark is MVP

A turbulent day for the Big Ten ended with a trophy presentation. Minnesota gave the conference a distraction from Northwestern's point-shaving scandal by winning its second NIT title this decade Thursday night with a 79-72 win over league brethren Penn State.
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NIT 3-spree lifts Dawgs over Fresno St.
Georgia used the 3 to win third place in the NIT. G.G. Smith made nine of a school record 19 3-pointers Thursday, sending Georgia to a 95-79 win over Fresno State in the NIT's consolation game.
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Minnesota, Penn State meet for NIT title
Back off, Big Ten basketball bashers. Minnesota coach Clem Haskins thinks you're out of line. Critics of the conference say it's overrated, arguing the league's hoop teams aren't as talented or tough as those in the ACC, SEC or Big East.
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Penn St. sneaks by Baylor for women's NIT crown
Lisa Shepherd and Helen Darling each made a free throw in the final 20 seconds as the Penn State Lady Lions held off Baylor 59-56 Tuesday night in the NIT championship game.
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Tarkanian trying to put bad press behind, win NIT
The NIT's four semifinalists aren't as good as the teams in the other Final Four.
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MORE STORIES

MARCH 24
  Minnesota freezes Fresno St. for trip to NIT final
Penn State squares off against Georgia in NIT semifinal

MARCH 20
  Georgia knocks out Vandy, heads to NIT semifinals

MARCH 19
  Penn State advances to NIT semifinals
 

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