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1996-97 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results

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Overall: 31-4*, .886 W-L% (6th of 305)
Conference: 16-2, 1st in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Clem Haskins (31-4)
*Overall W-L adjusted to 27-3 (more)

PS/G: 78.3 (31st of 305) ▪ PA/G: 63.4 (39th of 305)
SRS: 23.34 (3rd of 305) ▪ SOS: 9.20 (24th of 305)

NCAA Tournament: (#1 seed in Midwest)
Won Midwest First Round (78-46) versus #16 Texas State
Won Midwest Second Round (76-57) versus #9 Temple
Won Midwest Regional Semifinal (90-84) versus #4 Clemson
Won Midwest Regional Final (80-72) versus #2 UCLA
Lost National Semifinal (78-69) versus #1 Kentucky

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
22 23 24 16 17 16 15 15 11 7 8 6 4 3 2 2 2 3

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Nov 23, 1996 REG Stephen F. Austin Southland W 101 55 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 REG West Virginia Big East W 76 61 2 0 W 2
3 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 REG @ Puerto Rico-Mayaguez W 104 62 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 REG N Creighton MVC W 64 63 4 0 W 4
5 Sun, Dec 1, 1996 REG N Clemson ACC W 75 65 5 0 W 5
6 Thu, Dec 5, 1996 REG @ Alabama SEC L 67 70 5 1 L 1
7 Sun, Dec 15, 1996 REG St. John's (NY) Big East W 77 39 6 1 W 1
8 Tue, Dec 17, 1996 REG @ Rhode Island A-10 W 82 72 7 1 W 2
9 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 REG @ Nebraska Big 12 W 70 56 8 1 W 3
10 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 REG Alabama State SWAC W 114 34 9 1 W 4
11 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 REG Long Island University NEC W 104 84 10 1 W 5
12 Tue, Dec 31, 1996 REG Mercer A-Sun W 94 53 11 1 W 6
13 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 65 48 12 1 W 7
14 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 68 43 13 1 W 8
15 Wed, Jan 8, 1997 REG @ Indiana Big Ten W 96 91 OT 14 1 W 9
16 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 REG Michigan Big Ten W 70 64 15 1 W 10
17 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 REG @ Illinois Big Ten L 90 96 15 2 L 1
18 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 73 67 16 2 W 1
19 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 REG Iowa Big Ten W 66 51 17 2 W 2
20 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 REG Purdue Big Ten W 91 68 18 2 W 3
21 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 75 56 19 2 W 4
22 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 REG Penn State Big Ten W 85 70 20 2 W 5
23 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 REG @ Purdue Big Ten W 70 67 21 2 W 6
24 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 REG @ Iowa Big Ten W 68 66 22 2 W 7
25 Wed, Feb 19, 1997 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 60 48 23 2 W 8
26 Sat, Feb 22, 1997 REG Illinois Big Ten W 67 66 24 2 W 9
27 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 REG @ Michigan Big Ten W 55 54 25 2 W 10
28 Sat, Mar 1, 1997 REG Indiana Big Ten W 75 72 26 2 W 11
29 Thu, Mar 6, 1997 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 81 74 27 2 W 12
30 Sat, Mar 8, 1997 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 65 66 27 3 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
31 Fri, Mar 14, 1997 NCAA N Texas State Southland W 78 46 28 3 W 1
32 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 NCAA N Temple A-10 W 76 57 29 3 W 2
33 Thu, Mar 20, 1997 NCAA N Clemson ACC W 90 84 OT 30 3 W 3
34 Sat, Mar 22, 1997 NCAA N UCLA Pac-10 W 80 72 31 3 W 4
35 Sat, Mar 29, 1997 NCAA N Kentucky SEC L 69 78 31 4 L 1