Chicago — The Gophers face off with Rutgers at roughly 6:15 from the United Center in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Here's everything you need to know.

The last time Minnesota played Rutgers, it snapped a five-game losing streak. Will the Gophers right the ship against the Scarlet Knights again Wednesday?

Winning the tournament — or bowing out in the first round — is Minnesota's last chance at avoiding the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). Gophers rival No.6 Wisconsin is favored to be tournament champion. But the Badgers also have a fatal flaw

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