Perhaps the most worrisome thing about the Gophers' performance last night for fans was their lack of energy, their inability to rise to the occasion when they badly needed a win. Instead, Minnesota treated viewers to the same mistakes that have dug them into an eight-of-11 hole: poor shooting and turnovers?
Can this team turn it around? We discuss that in the abandoned media room of Value City Arena, after hours on Wednesday:
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.