The Gopher men's basketball team snuck out a 63-59 win over North Dakota State Thursday night at Williams Arena.  Minnesota fell behind 14-2 behind rallying for the win.  Ralph Sampson III led the Gophers with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Rodney Williams added 14 points and 8 rebounds and Maverick Ahanmisi added 13 points for Minnesota.

The Gophers outrebounded NDSU 35-27.  Minnesota is 12-1 and will open the Big Ten schedule at #24 Illinois Tuesday night at 6:30, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:00.