This is Amelia Rayno's third 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.

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LIVE CHAT! Talkin' the Gophers' entry to the NCAA tournament and what comes next

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players, The Big Dance Updated: March 18, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Well folks, it’s official. The Gophers made it to the Big Dance. We expected them to get here, but then, when a team falls out of the season like that, you never really know, do you.

But here they are, as an 11-seed, playing UCLA in Austin (which means I win, too). Will Jordan Adams’ absence give the Gophers the upper hand? How do the teams match up? What happens if the Gophers do manage a win? How secure is Tubby Smith’s job?

I’m sure you have lots of questions. And maybe just lots of thoughts on suggestions on awesome places to eat in Austin. Either way, join me at noon.
 

 

 

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