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Friday, March 12, 2010
At the half: Minnesota 28, Michigan State 26

By Adam Rittenberg

INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota continues to grind away toward a potential NCAA tournament berth, and the Gophers are halfway to a signature win. Michigan State missed 15 of its first 21 shots but found a rhythm late in the half to keep things close.

Some quick thoughts at the break of Friday's final quarterfinal matchup: