Jan 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; The "barnyard" student section cheers on the Minnesota Gophers in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Williams Arena. The Gopher

Gopher Week in Photos: Men's and Women's BB enter conference play

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The women’s basketball team opened their Big Ten Conference schedule on the road with a 66-51 loss to Michigan State on Jan. 3. But the Gophers would travel to Madison in their second conference game, beating the Badgers 60-55 on Jan. 6. Minnesota is 12-4 overall.

Jan 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Gophers bench clebrates guard Austin Hollins (20) third three point shot in a row in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Williams Arena. The Gopher

Austin Hollins and the No. 8 Gopher men’s team beat Northwestern on Sunday at Williams Arena, winning 69-51, despite scoring only 17 points in the first half. Hollins propelled the Gophers to a 52-point second half by hitting five consecutive three-pointers. Wednesday night, the Gophers beat No. 12 Illinois, 84-67 to start conference play 3-0.

Oct 15, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Royce White (30) and Dallas Mavericks forward Brandan Wright (34) battle for position under the basket during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Royce White is suspended by the Houston Rockets for “refusing to provide services” as required by contract. The former Gopher and Minnesota Mr. Basketball has still not played a regular season minute for the Rockets as the sides continue to work out a way to deal with White’s anxiety issues.

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