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Former Bemidji Lumberjack Kayla Hirt is expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday when Minnesota hosts Green Bay in the opening round of the NIT tournament. University of Minnesota

BASKETBALL: Bemidji native Hirt, Gophers hoping to succeed in NIT after NCAA snub

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Kayla Hirt and her Minnesota women’s basketball teammates were disappointed Sunday when the Gophers did not make the NCAA tournament field.


Instead of hanging their heads, however, the players have resolved to make the most of their NIT opportunity.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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