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May 26, 2019
Minnesota’s rematch with Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Sunday because of the conference’s curfew and the threat of inclement weather. The Gophers beat the Buckeyes 9-6 to force a second game. The winner will play Nebraska in the championship game later Sunday.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota’s rematch with Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Sunday because of the conference’s curfew and the threat of inclement weather.

The Gophers beat the Buckeyes 9-6 on Saturday to force a second semifinal. The winner will play Nebraska in the championship game later Sunday.

The length of the Nebraska-Michigan game Saturday night would have pushed the start time for Ohio State-Minnesota past 11 p.m. CDT, the cutoff time for starting a game under conference rules.

Eduardo Estrada hit two homers to help Minnesota in the first game against Ohio State, and Max Meyer threw 5 2/3 shutout innings to earn the win. He gave up just three hits and struck out seven for the fourth-seeded Golden Gophers (29-26).

Seventh-seeded Ohio State (33-25) scored in the eighth on Brent Todys’ three-run double.

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