PLUS THREE FROM PATRICK

Three ways the Big Ten and its network have damaged Gophers men's basketball:

•No division alignment means there's the same chance for home-and-homes each season with Rutgers and Penn State as with Wisconsin and Iowa.

•Occasional late Sunday tipoffs so the Big Ten Network can get a rating below the legal limit for a DWI.

•Commissioner Jim Delany's failure to add conference games and scheduling standards, as he has in football.