The Gophers have played better as of late. But the surge only matters if it sticks. With upcoming games -- albeit on the road -- against Iowa and Nebraska, the Gophers need to take advantage before returning home to Wisconsin and Ohio State.
My editor Michael Rand and I discuss how far the Gophers have come and what the road ahead looks like.
This is Amelia Rayno's fifth season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News. Follow Rayno on Twitter @AmeliaRayno.