Minnesota Golden Gophers 1996-1997

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  • Hardwood History

      Entering the season just inside the Top 25, Clem Haskins' team put the college basketball world on notice going 27-3 and winning the Big Ten championship.  Led by All American Bobby Jackson Minnesota earned the #1 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. 

      Easy wins over Texas State and Temple put the Golden Gophers in the Sweet 16 where #4 Clemson awaited.  In what would become an instant NCAA classic Minnesota was able to outlast the Tigers 90-84 in double OT.  An 8 point win over #2 UCLA two nights later earned Minnesota their first ever trip to the Final Four. 

      The '97 Minnesota team is still beloved by the Golden Gopher faithful.

      "I think everybody in Minnesota had a piece of it.  What people appreciated the most about that time was the level of intensity we played with.  Everyone knew if you came to Williams, it was going to be brutal."

      -Quincy Lewis, Minnesota

      • Modern Standard-Length Fit - SIZE CHART 
      • Material: Double Ply 100% Pro Aero Mesh 
      • Hemmed Pocket at Both Sides
      • Elastic Waistband with Drawstring 
      • Sublimated Team Graphics 
      • Officially Licensed 
      • Made in China 
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