Three things to watch for this week

• The Gophers men's basketball team has a chance to make a big impression Tuesday when it hosts Big Ten-leading Purdue.

• The Wolves play just their second home game since mid-February when they host the Thunder on Tuesday.

• The Gophers men's hockey team is 5-1 in its past six games and carries some momentum into the Big Ten playoffs against Michigan starting Friday. Can the U get an automatic bid?