The Big Ten race

The Gophers are right in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Big Ten. That would give them a double-bye in the conference tournament. Here is how the top half of the standings looked heading into Sunday:

Overall Conf.

Maryland 21-3 10-1

Ohio State 20-5 9-3

Nebraska 17-7 8-3

Michigan 20-6 9-4

Gophers 18-6 7-4

Purdue 16-9 7-4

Iowa 19-6 7-5

the final stretch

Here’s a look at the Gophers’ final four regular-season games after Sunday:

Wednesday: vs. No. 21 Michigan. Gophers have lost three straight to the Wolverines.

Feb. 18: vs. No. 10 Maryland. U is 0-7 all-time vs. the Terrapins.

Feb. 20: vs. Indiana. Senior Day for Carlie Wagner, Jessie Edwards, Bryanna Fernstrom.

Feb. 25: at Illinois. The Illini are winless in the Big Ten.