Gophers’ first round victory draws reactions from famous fans


Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams (33) shoots over UCLA Bruins guard Kyle Anderson (5) during the second half in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

With the Gophers victory over UCLA, Minnesota won it’s first NCAA Tournament game since 1990* and the first win under coach Tubby Smith.

Gophers past and present went on Twitter to congratulate Minnesota on their 83-63 victory Friday evening.

* That is if you don’t count the vacated wins from the late 1990s.

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