Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat Illinois Fighting Illini, 62-60

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — The Gophers have lost so many close basketball games that they recently hired a shrink, hoping he'd find a remedy for their mental breakdowns with the game on the line.

Gophers coach Tubby Smith brought in Jim Cremin, a self-described "hoops guru," before his team's victory over Wisconsin last week to improve its waning confidence following a 3-7 stretch.

Cremin told players to use "positive affirmation" and envision good outcomes in tough stretches...