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Big Ten Tournament Score Update: Minnesota Golden Gophers Head To Overtime With Michigan Wolverines

The 2012 Big Ten Tournament has witnessed one upset through already and may be on the way to another. The Minnesota Golden Gophers knocked out the Northwestern Wildcats in overtime on Thursday and the No. 10 are trying to do the same on Friday, heading to overtime with the Michigan Wolverines on Friday night.

The Gophers had the ball with just 1.1 seconds left in the game and the ball out of bounds before Rodney Williams had a decent look at a buzzer-beater that rimmed out, keeping the score tied at 56 points apiece.

The Gophers took the lead with nine minutes and 11 seconds left in the second half. Tubby Smith's team pulled ahead by nine with a huge Rodney Williams dunk on the fast break, but Evan Smoctryz hit a 3-pointer to force overtime when the Gophers couldn't finish on the final play.

The winner will play the winner of Friday night's game between the Ohio St. Buckeyes and Purdue Boilermakers for a chance at the Big Ten championship and automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. That game will take place on Saturday afternoon on CBS Sports.

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also learn more about college basketball around the nation at SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.