The Gophers’ five losses to open Big Ten play:

Dec. 31 at Purdue, 72-68: Blew a 13-point second-half lead

Jan. 3 at Maryland, 70-58: Couldn’t hang in second half

Jan. 6 vs. Ohio State, 74-72 (OT): Big comeback falls short

Jan. 10 at Michigan, 62-57: Nine-point lead evaporates

Jan. 13 vs. Iowa, 77-75: Mathieu a split-second too late