The Gophers suffered another tough loss against Indiana on Wednesday, falling 67-72. It was their sixth loss in their last seven games.
Throughout the year, Minnesota has had plenty of opportunities to improve its resume. However, in the likely scenario that they don't hear their name called on Selection Sunday, it would not be for a lack of effort but rather a lack of execution.
For the second-straight game, a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute fell Minnesota.
Minnesota led No. 9 Maryland by as many as 17 points. However, despite leading for over 39 minutes of play, the Gophers found themselves behind 74-73 at the final buzzer.
With five players from the Twin Cities metro area, Wisconsin has as many Minnesota natives on its roster as the Gophers, further energizing the rivalry for years to come.
Looking to make a push for a March Madness bid, the Gophers got back into the win column with a dominating performance over Northwestern.
Minnesota could not sustain a hot start, shooting 21-61 from the field.