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.