SECOND-HALF SLUMPING

The Gophers fell to 0-4 on the road this season, with an average margin of defeat of 19.8 points. In all four games they let their chances of an upset of a ranked opponent get away from them in the second half:

(Rankings are as of the date of the game):

Game Halftime deficit Grew to

Dec. 15, No. 13 Illinois, 92-65 11 (40-29) 36 (90-54)

Dec. 31, No. 6 Wisconsin, 71-59 7 (29-22) 26 (60-38)

Jan. 6, No. 10 Michigan, 82-57 6 (32-26) 37 (73-36)

Jan. 10, at No. 5 Iowa, 86-71 2 (39-37) 18 (63-45)