Most important players in the Gophers hoops turnaround (in order):

1. Reggie Lynch: Foul trouble aside, he transformed the Gophers defense from an afterthought to a team strength.

2. Amir Coffey: The freshman played up to his four stars and changed the whole perception of the program's talent level.

3A and 3B. Nate Mason and Jordan Murphy: Big comeback season for the point guard, and a terrific stretch run for the power forward.