ERIC HARRISGame 521 | November 5, 1997 | Clem Haskins, Sam Jacobson, Eric Harris
It was the best season in Gopher basketball history with Minnesota finishing regular-season play with a 27-3 record, good enough to emerge as the number one seed in the Western Region of the NCAA field of 64. The team, with a starting lineup featuring Jacobson, Harris, Bobby Jackson, John Thomas and Courtney James, with strong bench play from Quincy Lewis and Miles Tarver, defeated SW Texas State, Temple, Clemson and UCLA before losing to Kentucky in the Final Four in Indianapolis. Haskins was named AP Coach of the Year, but all the records were wiped out in a subsequent investigation of the program.
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