Remember when Gopher basketball fans thought the great benefit of hiring Norwood Teague was the possibility of him bringing Shaka Smart to Minnesota?

Smart entered Wednesday 4-12 this season in the Big 12.

Remember when we all got excited about Tubby Smith arriving in Minnesota?

Smith hasn't won 10 conference games in any of his stops since he did so in 2005 at Kentucky.

Richard Pitino's fourth Gophers team is 10-6 in the Big Ten with two games remaining.

Smith never won more than nine Big Ten games in one season.

I'll agree with something Pitino said on Saturday: Enjoy the journey.

Now, that's a cliché, and I hate cliches, but I've heard from so many Gopher fans who are obsessed with where the Gophers will be seeded in the NCAA.

That's not where to place your focus.