End of the road?

The Gophers have five scheduled games remaining before the Big Ten tournament begins Feb. 28 at Madison Square Garden, and their season might end in NYC. Here’s why Minnesota doesn’t appear to be headed to the postseason:

Record: 14-12 overall and 3-10 in the Big Ten.

Standings: 11th place in the Big Ten entering Friday’s game.

Streak: Gophers have lost six in a row and are 1-9 in their past 10 games.

RPI: Gophers rank 126th nationally in RPI, a key metric for NCAA tournament teams.

NIT? The Gophers would need a win streak just to get into the NIT. The worst record in the 2017 NIT bracket was 17-15.