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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Opening tip: Bracketology isn't looking good for Minnesota

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers coaches, Gophers players Updated: February 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Opening Tip is a new feature to Gold in the Barn, with the goal being to share five nuggets -- mostly Gophers or Big Ten related but occasionally not -- every morning between 8 and 10. Dig it? Hate it? Want to see something specific in it? Send me feedback at amelia.rayno@startribune.com or tweet me @AmeliaRayno

Five quick tidbits today as I try to catch up, post writing cave.

1. Jerry Palm bracketology: I don't see Minnesota.
 
2. Joe Lunardi bracketology: I don't see Minnesota.

3. BTN's Big Ten power rankings have the Gophers at 8 -- remember that before the season, the media picked them at No. 9.

4. Tweeted: "Best practice of the year by far. Showed me our guys really care. Stick with us gophers fans. We need everybody on Tuesday!" -- @MNCoachPitino

5. Want to read more about the ugly loss at Ohio State and take a look at the field goal break down? From The Barn is the place.

[aside: sorry if this was a generally depressing ten minutes for you.] 

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Chicago WSox - LP: J. Guerra 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 3
Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 6
Miami - LP: B. Hand 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 9
Washington - WP: T. Roark 10 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price 3
St. Louis - LP: C. Martinez 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 11
Boston - WP: C. Buchholz 11 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 0
Detroit - LP: J. Verlander 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 5
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 10 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 7
LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs 10 FINAL
Texas - LP: S. Baker 7
Arizona - LP: V. Nuno 4 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 8
San Diego 0 Top 9th Inning
Los Angeles 1
Minnesota 13 Top 9th Inning
Colorado 5
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: C. Young 1
NY Yankees - C. Whitley 7:05 PM
Baltimore - K. Gausman
Portland 9:00 PM
Seattle
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Los Angeles 90 FINAL
Connecticut 64
Seattle 60 FINAL
Minnesota 77
San Antonio 35 3rd Qtr 4:45
Phoenix 56
Chicago 46 3rd Qtr 9:20
Atlanta 42
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