It’s just a waiting game at this point. Three regular season games and a Big Ten Tournament opening round matchup before this season mercifully concludes. The Gophers got expectedly manhandled by a Michigan State team that has national title aspirations and Amir Coffey finally elected to have season-ending shoulder surgery after trying to mitigate an earlier injury through rehab. Just another week of Gopher basketball.
Next up is Wisconsin, who is experiencing a down year and will most likely miss its first NCAA Tournament since 1998. Ordinarily this would’ve been a spectacular time for some old fashioned schadenfreude, but with Minnesota sucking it up worse than the Badgers the trash talk is entirely misplaced. Maybe next year.
Who are the Gophers playing?
Wisconsin Badgers (12-16, 5-10)
What time are they playing?
Mon., Feb. 19 @ 8 p.m. CT
Where are they playing?
Can I watch the game on TV?
Can I listen to the game on the radio?
Yes, KFAN 100.3
Days until next season:
Gopher basketball memory that doesn’t suck:
On Jan. 23, 2014 DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, pushing the Gophers to an 81-68 victory over the No. 9 Badgers, who took their third straight loss.
#GopherHaiku for the game:
One losing season
Now Kohl Center is empty.
But, you know, best fans.
KenPom doesn’t like the Gophers in this one, but only predicts a 5-point loss, 73-68. I’ll take the over on flops by Brad Davison.