Three things to watch for this week

•As a result of Saturday's victory, the Gophers are bowl-eligible. Get ready to study your bowl projections all week. I've seen Quick Lane (Detroit) and Pinstripe (New York) so far.

•The Wolves have three big home games coming up: Spurs (Wednesday), Celtics (Saturday) and Rockets (next Monday).

•Lindsay Whalen's Gophers women's basketball team will get its best test so far when it hosts Syracuse on Thursday. Both teams are ranked in the AP Top 25.