holding its own
In a span of 12 days, the Gophers basketball team played four consecutive games against Big Ten opponents ranked in the Associated Press top 15. Here's how it fared:
Date Opponent Result
Jan. 11 at No. 5 Michigan State L, 87-75 (OT)
Jan. 16 vs. No. 11 Ohio State W, 63-53
Jan. 19 at No. 14 Iowa L, 94-73
Jan. 22 vs. No. 9 Wisconsin W, 81-68
Note: In the two losses, the U led at halftime.