Gophers guaranteed a double-bye at the Big Ten tournament

A win over the Badgers on Sunday will clinch the No. 2 seed.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

With the Maryland Terps defeating the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, the Gopher men's basketball team is assured a double-bye at the Big Ten conference tournament next week.

With Maryland's victory this afternoon, the #Gophers have secured a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament!https://t.co/A1hr09TsVW

— Minnesota MBB (@GopherMBB) March 4, 2017

Even if the Gophers lose to the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, the team will be seeded no lower than fourth.

If Richard Pitino's team defeats the Badgers, the Gophers will clinch the No. 2 seed.

The Badgers beat the U of M back in January but Wisconsin has been reeling lately, as they have lost five of six. Meanwhile the Gophers have been red-hot having won eight-straight games.

Tip off from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin is set for 5 p.m.

Next Up

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

Drywall

Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

ambulance

4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

20201107_vivir-1151-Edit

Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

MasklessJudgesinWiscoyTownship

At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

Related

Gophers guaranteed a double-bye at the Big Ten tournament

A win over the Badgers on Sunday will clinch the No. 2 seed.

Gophers bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

The Gopher could not slow down the Blue Raiders at the NCAA Tournament.

Gophers bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

The Gopher could not slow down the Blue Raiders at the NCAA Tournament.

Richard Pitino is the Big Ten Coach of the Year

The Gopher men's basketball team had one of it's best season's in program history.

Richard Pitino is the Big Ten Coach of the Year

The Gopher men's basketball team had one of it's best season's in program history.

Is Amir Coffey the best freshman in the Big Ten?

Freshman Amir Coffey is making a big first impression for the Gophers.

Is Amir Coffey the best freshman in the Big Ten?

Freshman Amir Coffey is making a big first impression for the Gophers.

Gophers Nate Mason: 'We want to win the Big Ten'

A hot start has the Gophers aiming high for 2017.