Tubby Smith wary of letdown versus lowly Penn State


After his Gophers beat Wisconsin, Tubby Smith did this:

After the Gophers beat Indiana, Minnesota fans did this:

Happy times, indeed. But coach Smith is wary of a letdown versus Penn State this Saturday at Williams Arena.

After all, following that Badger win, Minnesota was throttled by Iowa and Ohio State -- losing those games by a combined 47 points. There's also this: the Nittany Lions -- 0-14 in Big 10 play until Wednesday night -- knocked off No. 4 Michigan, and their fans did this:

Bottom line for Smith and his up-and-down Gophers? He tells the Pioneer Press: "For this team, we had a good win against Wisconsin and we didn't respond very well ... "so I'm just concerned to never get too high or never get too low."

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