Shortly before tipoff Monday, the new AP men's basketball poll was released, with the Gophers at No. 9 -- their first top-10 ranking in 16 seasons. The victory over Michigan State only helped confirm the ranking is legit.
It's the first day of 2013, which hardly seems like the time to be planting a flower. But what about the Rose Bowl? (4 p.m., ESPN).
"As far as I am concerned, the Vikings won the Super Bowl last night."
Matt Shea, Roseville
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"Was a slow build up but Ted Valentine found his rhythm w/ 10 mins left in 2nd half. His interactions w/ Tubby & Izzo were tourney worthy."